Chesterton Tribune

Lona Florena Potter dies at 70

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Lona Florena Potter, of Chesterton, formerly of Cleveland, Ohio and Carter County, Tenn., passed away Friday, Jan. 5, 2007 at Porter Valparaiso Hospital Campus, Valparaiso, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was 70.

She was born Sept. 10, 1936 in Carter County, Tenn. the daughter of Andrew and Julie (Hartley) Lunceford, both of whom preceded her in death.

On Dec. 19, 1957 in Johnson City, Tenn., she married Lonnie F. Potter, who survives in Chesterton.

She is also survived by a son, Dennis J. (Debra) Potter of Brunswick Hills, Ohio; two daughters, Donna J. (Stephen) Rodgers of Michigan City and Wanda M. (PJ) Sliwa of Delaware, Ohio; a sister, Celia Mae (Ed) Lyons of Johnson City, Tenn. and one grandson, Alexander Sliwa.

She was also preceded in death by a sister, Goldie Ann Lambert and four brothers, Robert, Dewey, Martin and Joe Lunceford.

Lona was a home maker. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother with a special love for animals.

Funeral services, Rev. Kirk Reynolds, were at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 9 at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton. Entombment was a Graceland Cemetery, Valparaiso.

Visitation was Monday at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home.

Memorials may be given to The American Cancer Society.


Posted 1/9/2007