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Mary Jayne Potts, formerly of Marseilles and now of Upper Sandusky, passed away Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019, in Wyandot Memorial Hospital surrounded by her family.
She was born Jan. 22, 1935, in Marseilles to Herbert Glenn and Bernice I. (Gongwer) Kennedy. Mary Jayne married Charles E. Potts Sept. 17, 1955, in Marseilles United Methodist Church and he preceded her in death on Sept. 4, 2004.
She is survived by a son, Dennis Eugene Potts, Marion; daughter Pamela Jayne (Nathan) Bennett, Upper Sandusky; six grandchildren, Jason (Julie) Potts, Columbus; Gregory (Jeanette) Potts, Chardon; Courtney Bennett, Upper Sandusky; Danielle Potts, Marion; Chelsea Bennett, Upper Sandusky; and Miranda Potts, Marion; great-grandchildren Jayden Bennett, Brady Potts, Andrew Potts, Jamison Potts, Lilah Potts and Henry Potts; a sister, Jeanne Arnold; nieces Linda Gorsuch and Laura Walker; a nephew, Steve Arnold; and her cat, Brutus.
Mary Jayne graduated from Marseilles High School in the class of 1953. She worked as a secretary for Ohio Weslyan University and First Citizens National Bank as a teller. Mary Jayne continued her occupation at Marseilles Elementary as a cook and then a secretary. When Marseilles closed, she became a teacher’s aid at Union Elementary where she retired at the age of 72. Mary Jayne was a long time member of Marseilles United Methodist Church and past Sunday school teacher.
She was a youth leader, 4-H adviser and cub scout leader.
For hobbies, she enjoyed hiking, especially at Mohican State Park, reading, watching children and spending time with family and friends.
A funeral service is 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Bringman Clark Funeral Home with Pastor Betsy Bowen officiating. Burial will follow at Old Mission Cemetery. Visitation is 4-7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Marseilles United Methodist Church in care of Bringman Clark Funeral Home, 226 E. Wyandot Ave., Upper Sandusky, OH 43351.
To view the Life Tribute DVD, share a memory or light a candle, visit www.BringmanClark.com.


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