Potts, Paulette

Written by David Green.

Paulette F. Potts, 65, of West Unity, Ohio, died Oct. 24, 2012, at her home, following a battle with cancer.

She was born Oct. 4, 1947, in Wauseon, Ohio, to the late Paul and Frances (Carpenter) Zuver. Paulette married Terry Potts on Dec. 31, 1975, in Pioneer, Ohio, and he survives.

Paulette graduated from Hilltop High School in 1965, and furthered her studies by earning a bachelor’s degree in education from Defiance College, and a master’s degree in writing from Bowling Green State University. She spent her entire career as a teacher, teaching at Hilltop High School for 32 years, and Northwest State Community College for six years. In more recent years, she enjoyed writing for the Village Reporter as a weekly columnist.

Paulette was a member of many organizations, including the NOEA, West Unity Library Board, Executive Board of Retired Teachers of Williams County,  and West Unity Teachers Association, and she was an elder at her church, the Fayette Christian Church-Disciples. 

She liked to read and was a talented writer, and also found enjoyment in camping and scrapbooking. Paulette is remembered by her family as a wonderful grandmother whose greatest pleasure was spoiling her grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by three daughters, Amanda (and Doug) Melton of Gallup, N.M., Susan (and Todd) Elliott of Seward, Alaska, and Jessica Potts (and Jeff Beck) of Archbold, Ohio; two sisters, Rosie Campbell of Bowling Green, Ohio, and Carol (and Cole) Richards of Bullhead City, Ariz.; and three grandchildren, Emily, Hayden and Samantha Elliott.

Funeral services are planned at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at the Fayette Christian Church-Disciples with Rev. Gene Sugg officiating. Interment will follow in Pleasant View Union Cemetery in Fayette. Visitation is scheduled from 2-8 p.m. Friday at the Eagle Funeral Home-Barrett Chapel in Fayette.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the West Unity Library.

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