Mary Ellen Poteet, 83, Lamar, Mo., passed away on Sunday, March 27, 2011, at Barton County Memorial Hospital, following a lengthy illness. She was born on March 6, 1928, in Anthon, Iowa, to Edwin Walter Prescott and Opal Viola Palmer Prescott. She married James Warner on Oct. 6, 1944, in Anthon, Iowa, and he preceeded her in death in December 1984. She married Leroy Poteet in November 1992 in Arkansas, and he survives of the home.
Mary was born and spent most of her youth in Iowa. She came to Missouri after marriage and spent the rest of her life here. She was a homemaker and also a seamstress by trade. Mary was a loving wife and mother and that love was returned in full.
In addition to her husband she is survived by one son, James Eugene Warner, Weir, Kan.; three daughters, Marion Elaine Bernard, Collinsville, Okla., Opal Marie Mooney, Sheldon, Mo., and Lavone Irene Beatty, Blue Springs, Mo.; one stepdaughter, Ellen Annette Choszczyk, Paonia, Colo.; and one sister, Patsy Maddox, Cherokee, Iowa. In addition to her first husband she was preceeded in death by her parents and one stepson, Roy Poteet.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m, Friday, April 1, at Ferry Funeral Home with Cliff Hazzard officiating. Interment will follow in Moore Cemetery, Nevada. Friends may call now and until the hour of service and the family will receive friends 7-8 p.m., Thursday, March 31, at the funeral home.
Those who wish may contribute to her memory to the Milford Christian Church in care of Ferry Funeral Home.
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