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May 8, 2014

Carol Sue Potter, 76; Jeffersonville

— Funeral services for Carol Sue Potter, 76, of Jeffersonville, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 10, at Scott Funeral Homes North Chapel, Jeffersonville, with entombment in Walnut Ridge Mausoleum, Jeffersonville. She died  joining her heavenly father, Wednesday, May 7, 2014, while at home surrounded by her family and friends.

She had valiantly battled cancer over this past year.

She is survived by her loving husband of 55 years, Robert “Bobby” Potter; children, Scott Potter and his wife, Debbie, Kerry Potter and his wife, Cheri, Margy Jones and her husband, Kyle, Jay Potter and Rick Potter; siblings, Judy Storz and husband, Connie, Claudia Griffin, Joe Blankenbeker and his wife, Margaret, and Rita Dean and her husband, Alan; and 12 grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Howard and Gladys Blankenbeker, and a brother, Rollyn Blankenbeker.

Carol was born in Shelbyville. She graduated from Jeffersonville High School and married her High School Sweetheart immediately following his graduation from the University of Louisville. She was a member of St. Augustine’s Catholic Church. Carol Sue was an avid golfer, bridge player and longtime active member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority. Known for her quick wit, gregarious charm and impeccable sense of humor, she brought joy into the lives of those she touched. She was part of a generation that took pride in raising their children and dedicating themselves to the supportive role of assisting their husband and children in pursuing their success. She was a diligent and tireless worker for her husband’s political campaigns, some more successful than others. She gave to numerous charities throughout her life, she always tried to "help" those less fortunate than herself.

Her last year will be best remembered by all the outpouring of love that came from friends, both old and new. The family would especially like to acknowledge the hundreds of well wishes that came in the form of cards and letters, along with many personal visits and phone calls. Carol Sue survived well beyond her initial prognosis, largely due to the love, affection and prayers that were offered by so many.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, and from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy can be made to The Gladys A. Blankenbeker Scholarship Fund, c/o: Greater Clark County Schools, 2112 Utica Sellersburg Road, Jeffersonville, IN, 47130 or to a charity of your choice.  Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

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