Alton, IL


Violet "Vi" Irene Potter

Violet “Vi” Irene Potter 94, formerly of Rosewood Heights passed away Saturday, November 11, 2017 at Jerseyville Nursing and Rehab with her family at her side.

Born August 28, 1923 in Alton, IL, she was the daughter of Charles D. and Elsie (Cline) Bryant. Violet was a longtime, active member of St. Paul’s Methodist Church in Rosewood Heights.

On May 18, 1946 she married the former Lloyd Potter, he preceded her in death on December 19, 2014. Together they raised three children: Ronald L. Potter (Virginia) of Montgomery, IL, John Michael Potter (Deanne) of Newton, IL and Donna (Potter) Maurer of Tecumseh, MO.

Besides her three children and their spouses she also survived by her five grandchildren, Elizabeth (Ver Vynck) Tomkowiak, Michael Ver Vynck (DeeAnn), John Ver Vynck (Joanne), Joshua Potter (Briana), and Shane Maurer.

10 Great Grandchildren, Jennifer McCoy (Jason), James Guzzo, Kylie Guzzo, Michael Tomkowiak, Kassandra Ver Vynck, Tyler Ver Vynck, Nicholas Ver Vynck, Avery Ver Vynck, Aaron Ver Vynck, and Evan Ver Vynck.

2 Great Great Grandchilden: Kailani Schramer, and Olivia McCoy.

Violet was also involved with the Red Hats and enjoyed singing with the Sweet Sounds. After retiring, Lloyd and Vi made many new friends at their winter home in Apache, AZ.

Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by four sisters, Jessie Brandon, LaVern Martin, Lelia Minor, Niomi (Buis) Watson.

Visitation will be from 10:00 A.M. until Noon on Wednesday November 15, 2017 at St. Paul United Methodist Church in Rosewood Heights with the Celebration of Life Service to follow immediately at the church. Burial will follow at Rose Lawn Cemetery.

A special thank you to Jeannie Marshall and her family, and Bobby Buis and his family for all the love and support they have provided Sweet Violet and our family.

Memorials may be made to St Paul United Methodist Church.

Arrangements with online information and guestbook through Paynic Home for funerals may be found at


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