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Posted on Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at 8:38 am

Barbara Ann (Mitchell) Potter, age 65, of rural Vandalia, passed away at 9:15 a.m. on Wednesday August 22, 2012 at the Hannibal Regional Hospital.
Visitation was held on Saturday, August 25, 2012 from 11 a.m. until time service time at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia, Mo. Services were held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 25, 2012 at Waters Funeral Chapel, 500 S. Main Street in Vandalia.
Officiating was Rev. Bob Hoehn. Music included was a few selected favorite songs.
Interment was in the Hays Creek Cemetery.
Potter was born on March 26, 1947 in Mexico, Mo. the daughter of Walter Eugene and Beulah Bell (Fitzpatrick) Mitchell.
She was married to Michael Wayne Potter on December 15, 1972 in Vandalia, Mo.
She is preceded in death by her parents.
Potter was a lifelong rural Ralls County resident and attended Brice and Vandalia schools. Barbara, while a full-time homemaker, sold for Avon and Mary Kay for several years.
She was a member of the Salem Baptist Church and helped many years with the Mark Twain Booster Club.
Barbara was an avid Cardinal baseball fan, enjoyed working with crafts, trout fishing and spending time with her children and eight grandchildren.
She will be missed by all her family and friends and especially her constant companion, Maggie her dog.
Survivors include: her husband, Mike of rural Vandalia; mother-in-law, Alice Potter of Vandalia; one son, Charles Eugene “Chad” and wife, Megan James of Higgensville, Mo.; three daughters: Tammy Renee and husband, Joe Saitta of Leawood, Kan.; Shawna Kay and husband, Owen Roberts of Weatherby Lake, Mo.; Aron Ann Potter of Canton, Mo.; one sister, Carol Jean and husband, Eugene Kirtlink of Perry, Mo.; eight grandchildren: Chloe James, Cassidy James, Alexandra Roberts, Quinn Roberts, Alice Jane Roberts, Annabella Saitta, Sophia Saitta and Ava Saitta; one great-grandpuppy, Bunter Fenway.
Pallbearers were Joe Saitta, Owen Roberts, Larry Kirtlink, Alan Kirtlink, Doug Davis, and Ed Potter.
Memorials are encouraged to the Alzheimer’s Association, 2400 Bluff Creek Dr., Columbia, Mo. 65201.