Thursday, October 25, 2012

Twila J. Laird Potts (October 25, 2012)

Twila J. Laird Potts, age 94, formerly of Arcanum, Ohio, passed away on Thursday, October 25, 2012 at 3:30 AM at Reid Hospital in Richmond, Indiana. She was born on April 19, 1918 in Arcanum, Ohio, to the late Russell & Clara (Cassell) Julien.

She is survived by daughters, Leila Markland & husband Doyle of Arcanum, Ohio, and Christine Peters and husband Michael of Ooltewah, Tennessee; son, Kevin M. Laird of Cincinnati, Ohio; daughter in law, Nancy Laird of Springfield, Illinois; 9 grandchildren; 3 step grandchildren; numerous great grandchildren; 2 great great grandchildren; brother, Rev. Thomas Julien of Warsaw, Indiana; sister and brother in law, Beth & 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, October 27, 2012 at 11:00 AM at Faith United Methodist Church, 101 East South Street, 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