Mary Jeane Hovis Potts, 75

OCT. 27, 1936-MARCH 11, 2012

March 12, 2012
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Mary Jeane (Hovis) Potts, 75, of 100 Birch Knoll Road, Hagerstown, passed away Sunday, March 11, 2012, at Meritus Medical Center.

Born Tuesday, Oct. 27, 1936, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Franklin Edward Hovis and the late Pauline Louis (Fouke) Hovis.

She was a volunteer with the Board of Election Supervisors at Eastern Elementary for many years. She will be especially remembered as loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend.

She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Samuel Thomas Potts; daughters, Cynthia J. Long and companion, Douglas A. Koenig, of Hagerstown and Sandra K. Lorshbaugh of Hagerstown; sister, Gail L. Collieflower and husband, John, of Hagerstown; brother, Ronald F. Hovis and wife, Doris, of Hagerstown; grandson, Donald E. Wishard III of Roswell, Ga., grandson, Roy Lee Lorshbaugh Jr. of Perry Hall, Md.; granddaughter, Kelli L. Long of Hagerstown, granddaughter, Jennifer Conn of Arnold, Md., granddaughter, Jodi M. Mueller of Moneta, Va., granddaughter, Kristi D. Spangler of Hagerstown and adopted granddaughter, Jackie Brown of Hagerstown; several beloved great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Frances V. Groff Miller.

Services will be Thursday, March 15, 2012, at 11 a.m. at Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown, with the Rev. Richard A. Daughtridge officiating.

Family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday, March 14, 2012, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Interment will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, Hagerstown.

Memorial donations may be made to Humane Society of Washington County, 13011 Maugansville Road, Hagerstown, MD 21740.

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