Helen Hazel “McGrew” Potter, 96, passed away in her home on Dec. 13, 2012 surrounded by her loving family.
Helen was born Oct. 17, 1916 in Carterville, Mo., to Mable Myrtle “Ludy” McGrew and Marion William McGrew. Helen graduated Carthage High School Class of 1936 and was a lifetime Jasper county resident. Helen was a member of the Center Point Christian Church. She was a member of the Jasper County Extension Club. Helen was a homemaker.
Helen was united in marriage to Earl William Potter on May 13, 1938 in Carthage, Mo. Earl preceded her in death May 5, 1996.
Helen is survived by three daughters Jane Brooks and Husband Ken of Springfield, Mo., Mary Jo Hoofnagle and Husband Larry of Camden Point, Mo., and Patricia Ann Replogle and Husband Dean of Carthage, Mo., one son Charles Potter and wife Pat of Carthage, Mo., one sister in law Mildred “Midge” McGrew, eight grandchildren Debra Riner, Carla Cordaway, Deanna Smith, Dennis Replogle, Melissa Barlet, Brian Potter, Kari Hoofnagle and Kristopher Hoofnagle, 11 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.
Helen was preceded by her parents, her husband, two brothers Marion Vincente McGrew and John Nathan McGrew, five sisters Mary August “McGrew” Kenner, Edith Doris “McGrew” Hicks, Ruth Alberta “McGrew” Kirk, Willa Lee “McGrew” Fingerly and Emma Elorna “McGrew” Scott.
Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012 at the Ulmer Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be for 7-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21, 2012 at the Ulmer Funeral Home. Burial will be at the Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery Joplin, MO. Contributions can be made to Center Point Christian Church C/O Ulmer Funeral Home. Online condolences can be made at www.ulmerfh.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Ulmer Funeral Home.