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Poteet, Elmer

d. August 24, 2010

Elmer Poteet, age 71, of Riverton, IL passed away Friday, August 20, 2010 at Memorial Medical Center.

Survived by Wife – Kathleen

Daughter : Teresa Ebken Grandson : Damon Ebken Mother : Flossie Poteet

Sisters : Shirley (Jim) Buhr

Nina (Theron) Brown

Brother – Harlon Poteet Several Nieces & Nephews

Elmer was born March 12, 1939 in Linseyville, Kentucky, the son of Edward and Flossie Vincent Poteet.

He was preceded in death by his father, Edward and sister-in-law, Shirley.

Elmer married Kathleen Downs on September 4, 1965.

Elmer worked at the Williamsville Grain Elevator for 42 years and also as a truck driver. He served in the US Army from 1962 until 1964.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM on Monday at Mott & Henning Funeral Home in Athens and where funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 10:00 AM. Rev. Shane Baker will officiate. Burial will be held at Walnut Hill near Williamsville. Memorials: American Heart Association or American Diabetes Association.


  1. Just found out about Elmer. My thoughts and prayers are with everyone that loved him.

    Mildred Mascote (Dolly Turner’s daughter)

  2. I send condolences to the Poteet family, especially Kathleen and Shirley. Kathleen, you were my sister, Bev’s, classmate, and Shirley, you and I were great friends. I’m so sorry for your loss.

    Joyce Smith Lanier 104 Justice Dr. East Peoria, IL 61611 309-698-9695

  3. Dearest Kathleen and Family,

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I have fond memories of Elmer and always enjoyed his company. He was a kind-hearted, soft-spoken family man and I seldom ever saw him without a smile on his face. May God give you comfort at this difficult time.

  4. Kathleen, you are in my thoughts along with the rest of your family. Elmer was a nice person and a friend. Dennie loved working with him in the good days at the elevator. He will be missed.

  5. We would like to express our condolences to the entire family for your loss. You are in our thoughts and in our prayers. If you need anything at all, please don’t hesitate to call on us. The Goff Family

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