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Janet M. Potts

September 28, 1935 January 17, 2018
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Peoria- Janet M. Potts, age 82, of Peoria, passed away at 1:50 AM on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 after her long battle with Alzheimer’s at Grandview Alzheimer Special Care Unit, where she had lived since May 2017, surrounded by her family.

Born September 28, 1935 in Peoria, she was a daughter to Ralph and Roberta (Pointer) Barrer. On June 25, 1955 she married the love of her life Robert W. Potts in Peoria. He preceded her in death on March 01, 2012. Janet worked as a typist for Great Central Insurance and worked for 14 years at St. Joseph home until her retirement in 2003. She continued volunteering at St. Joseph Home until it closed in 2005. Janet also volunteered at Immaculate Conception Convent, as well as, helped her husband run and take care of the books at the In and Out Liquor Store. She enjoyed crocheting afghans for family and friends, and making clothes for her granddaughters Barbie Dolls. Janet enjoyed going to real estate sales and thrift stores, but her favorite past time was family dinners, cookouts and watching her grandchildren’s sporting events. She was also a Proud Peoria High Alumni.

Survivors include three sons: Tim (Stacie) Potts of Blairsville, PA, Ron (Joan) Potts of Peoria, and Tony (Angie) Potts of Pekin; nine grandchildren: Kevilee (Craig) Burge, Jeff (Yari) Potts, Nicole Potts, Jacob (Daniell) Potts, Abby (Mark Kemper) Potts, Caroline Janet Potts, Tyler, Julia, and Olivia Potts.; six great-grandchildren: Caleb, Cole, Lauryn, Colin, Jordyn, and Nylah; and twin sister Joan (Kenneth) Carrigan of Peoria.

Janet was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Ralph Barrer.

The family would like to thank the staff at Grandview Memory Care Center, Harbor Light Hospice, and Unity Point Health-Proctor for their exceptional care. The family would also like to thank Patty Lemon and Phil and Sandy Theobald for their care giving and friendship.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, January 21, 2018 between the hours of 4:00 PM till 6:00 PM at Wright & Salmon Mortuary. Funeral Services will be held on Monday, January 22, 2018 at 11:00 AM with an additional visitation being held 30 minutes prior to services. Pastor Pat Monroe will officiate and burial will be in Parkview Cemetery at a later date.

Memorials in Janet’s memory may be made to the Sisters of Immaculate Conception Retirement Fund or the American Alzheimer’s Association.

Friends may sign the online guestbook or send private condolences by logging onto www.wrightandsalmon.com.

Previous Events

Visitation

Sunday

21

Jan

4:00 PM 1/21/2018 4:00:00 PM - 6:00 PM 1/21/2018 6:00:00 PM
Wright & Salmon Mortuary

2416 N North St
Peoria, IL 61604

Wright & Salmon Mortuary
2416 N North St Peoria 61604 IL
United States

Visitation

Monday

22

Jan

10:30 AM 1/22/2018 10:30:00 AM - 11:00 AM 1/22/2018 11:00:00 AM
Wright & Salmon Mortuary

2416 N North St
Peoria, IL 61604

Wright & Salmon Mortuary
2416 N North St Peoria 61604 IL
United States

Funeral Service

Monday

22

Jan

11:00 AM 1/22/2018 11:00:00 AM
Wright & Salmon Mortuary

2416 N North St
Peoria, IL 61604

Wright & Salmon Mortuary
2416 N North St Peoria 61604 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

Alzheimer's Association

Sisters of St. Francis of the Immaculate Conception Retirement Fund

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