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Obituary for Bertha J. Potts (Ellerman)

Bertha Josephine Potts, 92, of Topeka, KS formally of Nortonville, KS died February 25, 2022 at KU St. Francis Hospital in Topeka, KS.

Funeral services will be held 2:00PM, Tuesday March 1, 2022 at the Nortonville Pleasant Grove Christian Church in Nortonville, KS, with Rev. Bob Carter officiating the service. Visitation will be 1:00-2:00pm, the day of the service at the church. Burial will follow the service at Nortonville Cemetery. Memorial contributions are suggested for the Nortonville Pleasant Grove Christian Church. Condolences for the family may be left online at

Bertha was born on August 6, 1929, at the family farm house in Nortonville, Kansas the daughter of Raymond and Clara (Higley) Ellerman. She graduated ACCHS in 1947, and earned a teaching degree. She married Arthur D. Potts on April 18, 1948, and he preceded her in death on June 19, 2003. She was a longtime member of the Nortonville Pleasant Grove Christian Church and played the organ for many years. She worked as music teacher for St. Joseph Catholic School in Nortonville. Bertha enjoyed playing the piano, crocheting, painting and scrapbooking.

She is survived by her son’s; Richard “Dick” Potts, Don (Cheryl) Potts, Grandchildren; LeAnne Potts and Coder (Shirley) Potts; Great- Grandson, Jackson Schmidt and Sister Esther Willis. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, son; Daniel Potts, sisters; Ruth Ireland and Vera Hurst.