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Posted on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 2:13 pm

Alice Juanita (Johnson) Potter, age 89, of Vandalia, passed away at 5:20 a.m. on Sunday, May 18, 2014 at the Tri-County Care Center in Vandalia, Missouri.
Visitation was held on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 from 1 p.m. until service time at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia.
A service was held on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 2 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel.
Officiating was the Rev. Bob Hoehn.
Interment was in the Vandalia Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Joe Saitta, Chad James, Dewey Straube, Jeff Branstetter, Brandon Branstetter, and Leon Shaw.
Alice Juanita (Johnson) Potter was born on June 7, 1924 in Farber, Missouri, the daughter of Edward Franklin and Hattie Grace (Gramley) Johnson.
She married Franklin J. Potter in Vandalia, Missouri on May 7, 1943; he preceded her in death on October 17, 1960.
She was a life-long area resident and a 1942 graduate of Laddonia High School. Alice had worked for over 40 years as a supervisor at the Bobby Brooks and then the Lagoons HGI factories in Vandalia.
She was a member of the Vandalia United Methodist Church and enjoyed many hobbies. Alice was an avid Cardinal baseball fan and Missouri basketball fan.
She also enjoyed quilting, sewing, gardening, cooking, canning, and playing cards with friends.
Survivors include two sons, Mike Potter of rural Vandalia; Eddie and wife, Mary Potter of Vandalia; one brother, Joe and wife, Connie Johnson of Mexico, Missouri; one sister, Betty Dixon of Curryville, Missouri; sister-in-law, Betty Johnson of Columbia, Missouri; grandchildren: Tammy Saitta and Joe of Leawood, Kansas; Shawna Roberts and Owen of Wheatherby Lake, Missouri; Chad James and Megan of Leeton, Missouri; Aron Potter of Canton, Missouri; Sherri Shaw of Vandalia; Jeff Branstetter of Moberly and Troy Branstetter of Yukon, Oklahoma; also survived by 14 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Franklin; one brother, Bill Johnson; one daughter-in-law, Barbara Potter; one brother-in-law, Floyd Dixon.
Memorials are encouraged to the Tri-County Care Center Special Care Unit.