Potts, Kathie

Kathie Jeanette Potts, 66, of Fremont, Ind., died Jan. 7, 2018, at her home, the result of metastatic cancer.

Kathie was born Dec. 16, 1951, in Toledo, Ohio, the daughter of the late Edward and Jean (Andersen) Mruk.

Kathie lived her formative years in Toledo, where she graduated from Roy C. Start High School, and raised her young family. She later pursued higher learning at Stautzenberger College in Maumee.

It was later in Kathie’s life when she met the true love of her life, Michael “Potsy” Potts of Waldron, Mich., and they wed Oct. 31, 1997, at what became their church home, the Fayette Christian Church-Disciples. They shared 10 wonderful years together before his death from cancer on Feb. 28, 2007.

Kathie was a lover of music. She loved to sing and appreciated the uplifting of the human spirit that it provided. She was skilled at the arts of sewing and tatting, and enjoyed crafting various pieces for gifts and to decorate her home. Kathie was most passionate about her beloved family and her friends, and she nurtured relationships with many.

She is survived by a son, George T. Metroff, Jr., of Toledo, and his children, Amber and Nathan; a daughter, Bonnie (and Gerry) Pauken of Waldron, and their children, Victoria, Jasmine, Tabatha, Shane, Ruth, Jeremy, and Joshua; a son,  Michael (and Melissa) Metroff of Fremont, Ind., and their daughters, Ashley, Morgan, and Maeli; a sister, Barbara (and Ron) Smith of Genoa, Ohio; eight great-grandchildren; and a brother-in-law, Johnny Bellar of Arizona.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a grandson, Matthew, and a sister, Karen Bellar.

Visitation is scheduled from noon until 4 p.m. Thursday at Eagle Funeral Home in Fayette. Funeral services will follow at 4 p.m. at the funeral home, with Rev. Gene Sugg officiating. Cremation will follow and Kathie will be laid to rest in Pleasant View Union Cemetery in Fayette following a family celebration of her life at a later date.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Fayette Christian Church-Disciples.