Miss Ella Potter, 85, a resident in the Clifton City community, died at Bothwell Hospital at 8:35 p.m. Monday. She had been a patient at the hospital since Thursday, March 18, and had been ill for the past four months. She was born Feb. 22, 1869, near Clifton City, the daughter of the late Abraham and Sarah Erwin Potter. She had spent most of her lifetime residing on a farm one mile northwest of Clifton City.
She is survived by: two brothers, Granville Potter, 709 South Kentucky, J. J. Potter, Clifton City; four sisters, Mrs. A. M. Harlan, 902 West Broadway, Mrs. F. D. Richards, Pensacola, Fla., Mrs. Ethel Griffin, 235 South Quincy, Mrs. Brookie Huffine, 513 West Fifth; and a number of nieces and nephews. Two sisters and one brother preceded her in death.
The body is at the Gillespie Funeral Home. Funeral services will be there at 2 p.m. Wednesday, the Rev. H. A. Wood, pastor of the Methodist Church at Otterville, to officiate. Russell Maag will sing "Sometime We'll Understand" and "Beyond the Sunset". Mrs. Mae Moser will be at the organ. Burial will be in Providence Cemetery.
Nephews will serve as pallbearers: Sam P. and Jerry W. Harlan, Floyd and Jesse Higdon Potter, Frank Briggs Streit, and John Streit.
Source: Sedalia Democrat, 23 March 1954