Potter Obituaries, Compiled by James W. Blankenship jkblank1(at)sbcglobal.net


Lawrence, MI, Nov 23

Potter, Ana E. Mrs.

                Mrs. Ana E. Potter died November 17 at her home in this village. As Ann E Poole she was born in Albion, Mich, July 3, 1837. With her parents she removed to Lawrence while still a child. She was married to J B. Potter of Lawrence, October 26, 1856. She was the mother of four children, two girls and two boys, of whom but one, the youngest son, Frank survives her, She united with the Congregational church 16 years ago and was clerk of the church at the time of her death. For twenty years she
helped he husband in his work at the depot of the S. H. & E. R.R. most of the time being agent of the American Express company. She held a notary public's commission for seven years, doing a large share of the pension business for the old soldiers of this vicinity, . Since her marriage her home had always been in the house where she died. Some weeks ago Mrs. Potter fell, receiving injuries from which she never fully recovered, Typhoid fever set in resulting in death. Besides her husband and son she leaves two sisters, Lucy Poole, of this place, and Mrs. Mellie Conklin of Hartford, and half brother, Wallace Poole. She was a woman widely known and lightly respected. Furneral services were held at the Congregational church Monday at 1 o'clock p.m., the Rev A.N. Eldred of Coloma offciating. Interment in the new cemetery.

                                                                Submitted by Marlene Polster - mars@mail.icongrp.com


1999, Greenville, Montcalm Co., MI, Obituary

Greenville Daily News, Transcribed by Linda Johnston

Potter, Ellis Jarrard

                Thursday, September 9, 1999 Greenville - Ellis Jarrard POTTER, 83, passed away May 26, 1998, in DeLand, Fla. Jarrard was born in Greenville on Dec. 4, 1914, the youngest child of Roy and Myra POTTER, and a descendant of some of Greenville's earliest pioneers. He graduated from Greenville High School in 1931, and enlisted in the Michigan State Police in 1937. He began his State Police career as a trooper and was regularly promoted. During World War II, as a detective, he worked in both criminal and internal investigations, and as a liason with the governor's office investigating instances of espionage and sabotage. While a sergeant, he commanded the post in Michigan's largest city, Detroit. Mr. POTTER rose to the rank of first lieutenant and retired as assistant district commander of the Lansing post in January 1966. Mr. POTTER became chief of police in Owosso immediately following his retirement from the State Police. During his 10 years as chief, he established the first training school for police officers in Shiawassee County and was instrumental in the founding of Lansing Community College's education program for local law enforcement officers. He retired from the Owosso Police Department in 1976 and moved to Florida, where he and his wife, Ellen, enjoyed golf, square dancing and travelling the United States and abroad. During his long career in law enforcement, Mr. POTTER complete several college courses, training programs and seminars, and received numerous commendations. He was a member of the Elf Khurafeh Shrine of Saginaw, Scottish Rite Bodies at Bay City, a past worshipful master of the Owosso Masonic Lodge, and a member of several law enforcement associations. Jarrard POTTER is missed and survived by his wife of 52 years, Elisabeth "Ellen" POTTER of DeLand, Fla.; daughters, Joan CARPENTER LEE of Keene, Texas, Nancy POTTER INGLIS of Austin, Texas, Myra POTTER BOLINGER of Los Angeles, Calif.; one son, Richard E. POTTER of Chicago, Ill.; and several grandchildren. An interment service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Forest Home Cemetery, Greenville, led by Pastor Harry R. Johnson of First United Methodist Church.