Marilyn Louise Potter

5 January, 194210 November, 2020

Marilyn Louise Potter, age 78, has passed away peacefully while residing in Gainesville, Florida. Marilyn was born on January 5, 1942 in Mason, Michigan to parents Burr and Elizabeth (Thomas) Potter. Marilyn grew up on her parents cattle farm near Munith and enjoy being active in the local 4H club. Marilyn was a proud alumni of Michigan State University, where she earned a masters degree in education.

Though she never married nor had children of her own, Marilyn had the honor and pleasure of influencing the lives of many elementary age children during her distinguished 34 years of teaching school. With her summers free, Marilyn traveled the world with friends and particularly enjoyed Paris and Japan. Marilyn enjoyed college football, antiques, and estate sales while adding to her various collections.

She is survived by childhood friend and cousin, Janet (Francis) Salyer and cousins Teresa (Salyer) Steele and Brenda (Salyer) Wilkins. A small graveside service for friends will be held on November 23, 2020 at 11:00 AM, Maple Grove Cemetery in Mason Michigan. The service will be livestream at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, Mason Facebook for out of town family and friends. Marilyn will be laid to rest next to her parents. On line condolences can also be shared at the funeral homes website Livestreaming will start at 11 AM.


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23 November 2020

Our family has had the privilege of spending time with Marilyn here in Florida for the past. We celebrated our birthdays together, went shopping and went out to lunches at some great places. One of her favorite places is in Homosassa on the water. Our favorite meal was fish basket and draft beer. We would sit outside and watch the boats go by, and the various birds. She will be missed as she was very much loved by all of us.

Shawneise Williams

17 November 2020

You’ll forever be in our hearts. We love you Ms. Marilyn. ❤️

~ Your Splendid Care Family