March 29, 2012
MARJORIE LAVONNE POTTORFF
(11/7/1918 - 3/23/2012)
Marjorie LaVonne Pottorff, 93 of Moulton, Iowa formerly of Downing, Missouri passed away on Friday, March 23, 2012 at the Centerville Nursing and Rehab in Centerville, Iowa where she had been a resident since March 19, 2012.
The daughter of George and Nettie Covington, she was born on November 7, 1918 in rural Davis County, Iowa. She was united in marriage to Thomas Fountain and to this union, 5 children were born, Millard Edsel, Lorraine Marie, Charles Alva, George Louis and Linda LaVonne. She was later united in marriage to Ernest Lee Pottorff who preceded her in death on December 12, 1976.
Marjorie is survived by one daughter, Linda Wymer of Moulton, Iowa whom Marjorie made her home with for the last 10 years; 1 son, George Fountain and wife, Connie of Ottumwa, Iowa; 13 grandchildren; several great- and great- great-grandchildren and other family members.
Marjorie was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Thomas Fountain and Ernest Lee Pottorff; two sons, Millard Edsel Fountain and Charles Alva Fountain; a daughter Lorraine Marie Fountain; three brothers, Albert, Ralph and Harry Covington and two sisters, Anna Cozad and Ada Naffziger.
Marjorie was a caregiver for the elderly most of her life as she had assisted her mother in caring for patients at the Covington Nursing Home in Bloomfield, Iowa. Following the death of her mother, Marjorie continued in the elderly care for a number of years by operating the Pottorff Rest Home in Bloomfield, Iowa.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday, March 27, 2012 at the Norman Funeral Home in Lancaster, Missouri with Jerry Weller, pastor of the Orleans Church of Christ in Moulton, Iowa officiating. Music was special CD selections of "Softly and Tenderly", "In The Garden" and "A Mansion on the Hilltop". Pallbearers were Brian Anders, Darin Anders, William Fountain, Paul Fountain, Richard Fountain, Austin Stanbro, Danny Reese and Tim Crook. Honorary pallbearers were Jim Young, Mike Young and Max Mulvaney.
Memorials have been established for the Coffey Cemetery. Burial was in the Coffey Cemetery, south of Downing, Missouri.
Arrangements were under the direction of the Norman Funeral Home of Lancaster and Downing, Missouri.