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Elaine Potts - July 14, 2010


Elaine Mildred Potts, age 82, of Cambridge, Neb., died at the Cambridge Memorial Hospital on Wednesday, July 14, 2010. She was born in Kensington, Kan., on Oct. 18, 1927, to Walter and Rosella Fern (Thomas) Day.
Elaine graduated from McCook High School in 1945. She married Richard Douglas Ruby in July of 1944. In June of 1962 she was united in marriage to Fred J. Seybold and he preceded her in death in October, 1979. She then married Ernie Potts in June, 1982 and he preceded her in death.
Elaine was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church. She served on many committees and belonged to the United Methodist Women’s Circle. Elaine was also a member of the sorority Alpha Omicron.
She enjoyed needle work (embroidery and quilting), dancing, oil and water color painting, music, especially playing the piano and had a love for travel. She traveled across the U.S. in her motor coach. She would spend the winters in Corpus Christi, Texas, until health kept her from traveling south. She volunteered with the CambridgeMemorial Hospital Auxiliary and spent many hours working at the Cambridge Thrift Shop.
Elaine was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Fern Day; husbands, Fred J. Seybold and Ernie Potts; a daughter, Nancy Ruby and a brother, Harold Day; step-son, Ronald Seybold; step-daughter, Mary Seybold Fetters; step-grandson, Roy Seybold; son-in-law, Eugene Whitt; daughter-in-law, Patty Ruby.
Survivors include: three daughters: Gloria (Ruby) and her husband, Dennis Kersey, of Sioux Falls, S.D.; Susan Ruby of Nashville, Tenn.; Judy (Seybold) and her husband, Don Long, of Linn, Kan.; three sons: Richard Paul Ruby of Earth, Texas; Thomas Ruby and wife Barbara of Buckeye, Ariz.; Stuart and wife Heidi of Alvin, Texas; one sister, Shirley Potts Junker of Indianola; many grandchildren, great grand children and great, great grandchildren. Elaine also leaves to mourn special friend and companion for many years, Floyd Schroeder.
Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 19, 2010, at the Trinity United Methodist Church in Cambridge with Pastor Sherry Sklenar officiating. Interment was in the Trenton Cemetery at 2:00 p.m. Monday afternoon.
Visitations were held on Friday and Saturday, from 9 a.m. till 6 p.m., Sunday from 1 p.m. till 5:00 p.m.
Memorials may be left in Elaine’s name to the Cambridge Senior Center and left at the Lockenour-Jones Mortuary in Cambridge.
Lockenour-Jones Mortuary of Cambridge was in charge of arrangements.