Obituary of Bernadine Potts
ADRIAN – Bernadine Marie Potts, age 87 of Adrian, passed away on May 27, 2019, at her home surrounded by family.
She was born on January 13, 1932, in Madison Township to Frank and Gertrude (Worth) Ehinger. On July 14, 1951, she married Raymond G. Potts and he preceded her in death on January 21, 2018. Bernadine received her Bachelor’s in Elementary Education from Siena Heights University and worked as an Elementary School Teacher at Sand Creek Schools for over 30 years. She was also the owner and operator of Raisin Valley Orchard. Bernadine was a lifelong member of the Catholic Community of Adrian, volunteering at St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry, for funeral dinners, and was a member of CCW, SAMS, and St. Joseph Catholic Church, Adrian. She was a founding member of the Senior Adult Ministry and a member of the Raisin Township Planning Commission. She helped with the children’s programs at the Stubnitz Center and Kapnick Orchard, volunteered her time at Meals on Wheels, and was a big advocate for Al-Anon. Bernadine was a city volleyball champ, avid golfer – the only family member to shoot a hole in one, and the ultimate sports fan, especially football and anything Spartan green and white.
Bernadine is survived by one son, Terance (Beth) Potts of Adrian; three daughters, Raedine Freeman Davis, Charlene (Bruce) Anderson, and Lorri Rodriguez, all of Adrian; eight grandchildren, Josh (Carrie) Freeman, Kellen (Jillian) Davis, Angie Vargas, Nicholas Hutchinson, Cameron Morton, Derek (Dani) and Zach Anderson, Alina (Christopher) DeRossett; twelve great grandchildren, Wyatt Freeman, Hope and Dash Davis, Hailey, Anthony Jr., and Andre Vargas, Shyanne, Caydence, Logan, Nakota, and Zeke Anderson, and Landen DeRossett. In addition to her husband, Raymond, she was preceded in death by her parents.
Visitation for Bernadine will be held on Sunday, June 2, 2019, from 6-8 p.m. with a Rosary being recited at 8:00 p.m. Visitation also Monday, June 3, 2019, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. with a Scripture Service at 7:00 p.m. at Anderson-Marry Funeral Home, Adrian. The Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, June 4, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. with visitation beginning at 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Adrian with Fr. Tim McIntire as Celebrant . A private burial will be at Ehinger Family Cemetery.
You may send condolences to the family at www.andersonfuneralservices.com. Memorial contributions may be given to St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry or Hospice of Lenawee. Envelopes are available at the Anderson-Marry Funeral Home, Adrian.