Our beloved "Hon," Joan Elizabeth (Sytsma) Potts, age 99, was transported to glory on Saturday, March 10, 2012, having lived the past two years as a resident of the Christian Rest Home in Grand Rapids.
She was preceded in death by her brothers, Gerald, Ralph and Fred Sytsma, and her sister, Jane Sytsma Haveman.
Born in Moline, Mich., Joan spent the majority of her adult and retirement years living with her late husband, Arnold, in Charlevoix. She was a self-taught musician and played the organ for the Ellsworth Christian Reformed Church for many years.
With no children of her own, her nieces and nephews were her loving children and provided comfort and care for her - especially during her senior years.
A memorial service for Hon will take place at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 31, at the Moline Christian Reformed Church. At 11 a.m. on Thursday, April 5, she will be buried next to the grave of her husband, Arnold, in Norwood Township Cemetery. Her nephew, Peter Vermaat, will officiate at the graveside service.
Burial services provided by Hastings Funeral Home, Ellsworth.