Mabel Potts, age 97 of Hebron, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021, at the Selma Markowitz Center at Licking Memorial Hospital, Newark.
Mabel was born in Monroe County on March 17, 1923, to the late Harvey and Eda (Turner) Potts.
Mabel graduated from Stafford Local High School, Stafford. A few years after graduation, Mabel moved and worked in Canton. She worked at Thoma Catering Services until the company was destroyed by a fire. She then worked at Flemings Food Distribution Center and retired from there. After retiring, she moved to Hebron, to be closer to her family. She realized that retirement wasn’t for her and started working at her great nephew’s restaurant. Mabel enjoyed working in the kitchen at the Sunset Inn. She worked there many years and her specialty was making crab cakes among other things.
Mabel loved flowers and enjoyed working in her flowerbeds. She enjoyed shopping and had a pair of shoes for every outfit. Mabel loved dishes and she most definitely had the prettiest dish at our family gatherings. Mabel loved being with family and seeing all her great-great-great nieces and nephews.
Mabel lived the last two and a half years at The Inn at Chapel Grove. She enjoyed playing bingo with her special friend, Katie, who would visit her every week.
Mabel is survived by her niece and caregiver, Donna (Potts) Sorg; nephew, Sonny Hines; niece, Hattie (Hines) Byers; and niece, Kay (Ross) Heitt. Mabel was loved by many great-nieces and nephews, spanning five generations.
In addition to her parents, Mabel was preceded in death by her sisters, Florence Potts, Vivian (Potts) Hines and Ruth (Potts) Youtsey; brothers, Norman (Pete) Potts and Clayton Potts.
Friends were received Friday, Feb. 5, 2021, at the Watters Funeral Home, 37501 State Route 78 West, Woodsfield, time of funeral services with Rev. David Cottrill officiating. In keeping with COVID-19 mandates, facemasks and social distancing will be required for the visitation and funeral services.
Burial followed in the Oaklawn Cemetery, Woodsfield.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice of Central Ohio, P.O. Box 430, Newark, OH 43058