Mary Ann (Becher) Potter, 89, Ferdinand

PotterMary Ann (Becher) Potter, 89, of Ferdinand, died Tuesday (September 23) at Scenic Hills Care Center in Ferdinand. She was born November 1, 1924, in Jasper to Othmar and Susan (Seger) Becher. She married George R. Potter August 3, 1946, in St. Ferdinand Catholic Church. He died June 1, 1970.

Mary Ann was a homemaker. She was member and past president of the American Legion Auxiliary and the Daughters of Isabella, a member of the St. Ann’s Sodality, St. Ferdinand Parish Council, Ferdinand Community Foundation, St. Ferdinand Parish, Ferdinand Senior Citizens, and served as Ferdinand librarian, senior housing manager and booking manager for the Ferdinand Community Center. She enjoyed quilting, cards, camping, and reading, and was a golfer and seamstress.

She is survived by three daughters, Susan Pund and husband Kenneth, Ferdinand, Ginny Begle and husband Lee, Bretzville, and Margie Vaught and husband Marty, Jasper; four sons, George T. “Bud” Potter and wife Donna, John Potter, and Mark Potter and wife Margaret, all of Ferdinand, and Bill Potter and wife Janice, Huntingburg; three brothers, Thomas Becher, Topeka, Kansas, Charles Becher, Paris, Illinois, and Frank Becher, Ferdinand; one sister, Ruthie Durlauf, Ferdinand; 15 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one sister, Cyrilla Lueken, and one brother, Joe Becher.

Services at 9 a.m. Friday at St. Ferdinand Church with burial following in the church
cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Thursday and from 7-8:30 a.m. Friday at Becher Funeral Home in Ferdinand. Condolences may be shared at

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