Mary A. Church, 83, a resident of Goreville, Illinois, passed away Thursday morning, February 20, 2014, at 8:15 a.m. at the home of her son, Loren Potts, in Goreville.
Mary was born September 3, 1930 in East St. Louis, Illinois. She was the daughter of Walter and Loretta (Fields) Jones.
Mary was united in marriage to Ottie Potts. He preceded her in death in 1972.
Mary is survived by: her sons – Ottie “Fred” Potts of Vienna and Loren (Melanie) Potts of Goreville, IL; 2 granddaughters – Jessica (Lance) Nichols and Mary Medley; and 5 great grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and husband, Mary was preceded in death by a daughter – Stella Potts in June 1987 and 2 brothers – Clarence Jones and Walter Jones, Jr.
Mary was a homemaker. She enjoyed shopping, going to yard sales, and walking. Mary loved animals of all kinds but she was especially fond of her pet cats. Mary was of the Christian faith.
Funeral services will be held Saturday morning, February 22, 2014, at 11 AM at Bailey Funeral Home in Vienna. Pastor James Stone will officiate. Burial will be in the Vienna Fraternal Cemetery.
Visitation will be conducted Saturday morning from 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. at Bailey Funeral Home in Vienna.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois, 204 Halfway Road, Marion, IL 62959.