Julia Rothrock Potts (1937 - 2015)

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Julia Rothrock Potts of Clearfield passed from this life Friday, May 29, 2015, at 9:10 p.m. at the home of her sister, Betsy Lezzer, surrounded by family.
Born Aug. 14, 1937, at Clearfield, she was the daughter of the late David B. and Grayce E. Potts.
A graduate of Clearfield Area High School with the class of 1955, Julia was employed by Lezzer Lumber Co. for more than 42 years, retiring in May of 1999.
Julia served her community in many ways. She was a longtime member and Director Emeritus of the Clearfield Children's Aid Society. She was on the board of the Curwensville Library. Her activities also included the Literacy Volunteers, the Habitat for Humanity and the Clearfield Historical Society.
Julia was a member of the Saint Timothy's Catholic Church of Curwensville.
She is survived by her sisters, Betsy Lezzer of Curwensville and Marty (Jack) Eshelman of Buckhannon, W.Va.; her brothers: William D. Potts of New York, N.Y.; John (Nancy) Potts of Clearfield, and Timothy (Karen) Potts of Clearfield.
Also surviving Julia are her nieces: Linda (Scott) Moore of Rockton, Julie (Chuck) Seighman of State College, Diane (Tim) Holland of Curwensville, Kelly (Tom) Williams of Beckley, W.Va., Kerri (Scott) Shepherd of Buckhannon, W.Va., Susan (Jon) Mikesell and Becky (Andy) Brickley all of Clearfield. Surviving nephews are: KC (Amy) Lezzer of Clearfield, Kevin Eshelman of Buckhannon, W.Va., David (Lisa) Potts of Hyannis Port, Mass.; and Daniel (Stephanie) Potts of Hope Valley, R.I. In addition Julia is survived by 11 great-nieces, 16 great-nephews and four great-great-nieces.
Julia was also preceded in death by her brother-in-law, Kenneth L. Lezzer.
There will be a memorial gathering of Julia's family and friends from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 3 at the Bennett and Houser Funeral Home Inc., 312 Locust St., Clearfield. A funeral mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 4, at Saint Timothy's Church in Curwensville with the Rev. Father Mark J. Mastrain as celebrant.
Julia's request for cremation will be honored and her cremains will be interred at Hillcrest Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial donations in Julia's memory to the Clearfield Children's Aid Society, the Curwensville Library, the Clearfield Historical Society, the Penn Highland Hospice-Clearfield program or a .
To send online tributes go to www.bennettandhouser.com or www.mem.com.
Published in The Courier Express from June 2 to June 3, 2015
Arrangements under the direction of:
Bennett and Houser Funeral Home, Inc.
312 East Locust Street | Clearfield, PA 16830 | (814) 765-8251
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