September 4, 1940 - November 1, 2021
Gwen M. Potter, 81, of Rensselaer, IN, passed away on November 1, 2021 in Lafayette, IN at Franciscan East. Gwen was born in Rensselaer, IN on September 4, 1940, the daughter of Floyd and Gwendolyn (Kannal) Meyers. Gwen graduated from Rensselaer High School with the Class of 1958 and then graduated from St. Joseph’s College with her Bachelor’s Degree in 1963. She went on to earn her Master’s Degree from Indiana State University in 1967. Gwen became an educator at Brook High School and South Newton High School, teaching French and English. After her teaching career, Gwen worked as an Advertising Agent at the Rensselaer Republican newspaper for over twenty years. On August 23, 1964, she married John Douglas Potter in Rensselaer, IN and he passed on March 27, 2015. Gwen was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Tri-Kappa Sorority, the Ladies Literary Club, and the Historic Preservation Association of Jasper County. She was also a founding member of the Fendig Summer Theatre for Children. Gwen is survived by her children, the Honorable John David (Michelle) Potter of Rensselaer, IN and Lynn Elizabeth (Frank) Wotell of Orland Park, IL; grandsons, Grant and Wesley Potter. She was preceded in death by her husband, John, and three grandchildren, Ruth, Emmett, and Elliott. Friends may call on the family on Saturday, November 6, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Jackson Funeral Chapel of Rensselaer. A private graveside service will be held with Dr. Anthony Butler officiating. ***Due to COVID-19, masks WILL be required at these services*** In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions in Gwen’s memory to the Fendig Theatre for Children by going to www.FendigTheatre.org or mail to Fendig Theatre for Children, 503 S. Melville St., Rensselaer, IN 47978.
Gwen M. Potter, 81, of Rensselaer, IN, passed away on November 1, 2021 in Lafayette, IN at Franciscan East. Gwen was born in Rensselaer, IN on September 4, 1940, the daughter of Floyd and Gwendolyn (Kannal) Meyers. Gwen graduated from Rensselaer... View Obituary & Service Information
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