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Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012
Bernadine Potbury
Bernadine Potbury, 90, St. Marys, died at 6:25 p.m. Dec. 31, 2011, at Otterbein Senior Lifestyle Choices, St. Marys.
She was born May 3, 1921, in Brown City, Mich., to Roy and Cora Mae Walker Eastman. On Aug. 5, 1939, she married Robert E. Potbury, who died Feb. 21, 1993.
Surviving are two children, Debora (James) Geis, Wapakoneta, and Don (Joanne) Potbury, Fort Wayne, Ind.; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Deceased is a sister, Etta-Mae Richardson.
She was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene, St. Marys, where she had received a Distinguished Service Award in 2004.
She worked at Potbury Ford Inc. auto dealership. She did clothing alterations for the Island Dress Shop, St. Marys.
She had been a member of the Music Club and the Shakespeare Club, volunteered for JTDM Hospital auxiliary and Adult Basic Learning and Education program. She was an active member of the St. Marys Sister Cities Organization. She had a pilot's license.
She was chosen St. Marys' Woman of the Year in 1997.
Services are 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church, the Rev. Timothy Smith officiating. Burial will follow at Elm Grove Cemetery, St. Marys.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. today at Miller-Long & Folk Funeral Home, St. Marys.
Memorials may be made to the church or to Otterbein Senior Lifestyle Choices, St. Marys.
Condolences may be left at millerfuneralhomes.net.
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