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Obituaries

April 13, 2014

Martha E. Potter

COVINGTON, Ind. — Martha Elizabeth (English) Potter, 73, Covington, passed away at 4:32 a.m. EDT Saturday, April 12, 2014, at the Seton Hospital, Lafayette. She had been ill since February.

Martha was born Nov. 18, 1940, in Williamsport. She was the daughter of the late Kenneth C. and Evelyn M. (Hougland) English. She was raised in Veedersburg and graduated from Veedersburg High School in 1958. She has resided in rural Covington since 1966.

Martha formerly had worked at Radio Material Corporation in Attica. She later began working at Heatcraft in Danville for 34 years, retiring in 2001. At the time of her retirement, she was working as an inspector and had served as union trustee.

She was a member of the Salem United Methodist Church near Covington. She was a 25-year member of the West Lebanon Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star and had served as past worthy matron. She enjoyed attending her children’s, grandchildren’s and great-grandchildren’s sporting events and was very supportive of their activities.

On Aug. 17, 1958, Martha married Marvin F. Potter at the Salem United Methodist Church near Covington.

She leaves behind her husband, Marvin F. Potter, of 55 years; three children, Dianna Mitchell of Crawfordsville, Donna Perry of Covington and Doris (Brian) Burgess of Dorr, Mich.; five grandchildren, Trisha Wise, Angela (Jason) Ryan, Ashley (Shawn) Cunningham, Danielle Perry and Hillary (fiancé, Dustin Kirkendall) Burgess; and four great-grandchildren, Elijah Wise, D.J. Wise, Jacqulynn Ryan and Madalynn Ryan.

She was preceded in death by an infant son, Russell Marvin Potter, and a grandson, Jason Wise.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. EDT Friday, April 18, at Maus Funeral Home, Hillsboro, with an Order of Eastern Star memorial service at 7:45 p.m. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. EDT Saturday, April 19, at the funeral home with the Rev. Stanley Hicks officiating. Burial will follow in Rockfield Cemetery, Veedersburg.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Salem United Methodist Church. Condolences may be sent online to www.mausfuneralhome.com.

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