ARCANUM - Twila J. Laird Potts, age 94, formerly of Arcanum, Ohio, passed away on Oct. 25, 2012, at 3:30 a.m. at Reid Hospital in Richmond, Ind.
She was born on April 19, 1918, in Arcanum, Ohio, to the late Russell and Clara (Cassell) Julien.
She is survived by daughters, Leila Markland and husband Doyle of Arcanum, Ohio, and Christine Peters and husband Michael of Ooltewah, Tenn.; son, Kevin M. Laird of Cincinnati, Ohio; daughter-in-law, Nancy Laird of Springfield, Ill.; nine grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; brother, Rev. Thomas Julien of Warsaw, Ind.; sister and brother-in-law, Beth and David Flora of Arcanum, Ohio; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her first husband, Donald Laird in 1981; second husband, John Potts in 2003; son, Ross J. Laird; brothers, Edward and J.R. Julien; sisters, Annabel Gilbert and Rosalie Arnett.
Twila was a member of the Faith United Methodist Church in Arcanum, Ohio. She retired in 1979 as the office manager of Blevins Popcorn Company in Arcanum and then from Arcanum Hardware as the bookkeeper.
There will be a service held on Saturday at 11 a.m. at Faith United Methodist Church, 101 E. South St., Arcanum, Ohio, with Pastor Dave Pettengill officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenville Township Memorial Gardens, Greenville, Ohio.
Family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Arrangements are under the direction of Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio.It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to the donor's choice. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com