Obituary of Gail Potter

Gail Annette Potter, age 84, former resident of Ft. Scott, KS, died Tuesday, March 01, 2022, at Medicalodge of Frontenac, KS. She was born September 22, 1937, in Bronaugh, MO, the daughter of John and Lena Noel Reed. She graduated from Liberal, MO high school with the class of 1955. She married Homer Richard Potter on October 25, 1958, in Hannon, MO. He preceded her in death on October 4, 1988. Gail worked for Western Insurance Company in Ft. Scott for 15 years. She worked for Federal Crop Insurance for 5 years, and later for Marcy’s Clothing Store. She enjoyed yard work, gardening, and watching TV, especially Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy. She was a local sports fan as well as her KC Royals and Chiefs. She loved spending time with her family and attending grandchildren’s events.

Survivors include a daughter, Lori Farmer and husband Mark, Pittsburg, KS; 2 sons, Doug Potter and wife Shelly, Ft. Scott, and Brian Potter, Pittsburg, KS; 5 grandchildren, Jared, Ashton, Hunter, Lanie, and Maddux; 2 great grandchildren, Korbyn and Ivy; and numerous nieces and nephews. Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Dennis Reed and John Reed, Jr.; a sister, Bonnie Depue; and her parents.

Rev. Chuck Russell will conduct graveside services at 1:30 PM Friday, March 4th, in the U. S. National Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to Care to Share and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, PO Box 347, 201 S. Main St., Ft. Scott, KS 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at

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