Rita J. Potts, 62, of Helena, OH passed away on September 22, 2018 at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center in Toledo, OH. She was born on April 16, 1956 in Fremont, OH the daughter of Wilfred and Winifred (Heileman) Schade. Rita was a 1974 graduate of Lakota High School.
Rita married Christopher Jay Potts on August 19, 1988 in Helena, OH and he preceded her in death on January 22, 2016. She owned and operated Rita’s Quilted Haven for the past eight years. She had previously worked at Style Crest and Brush Wellman.
Rita enjoyed to quilt, Tigger from Winnie the Pooh and the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. She loved animals, especially horses, cats and her dog, Missy.
Rita is survived by her sons, Brad Potts, Gibsonburg and David (Linda) Potts, Waterville; grandson, Connor Potts; siblings, David (Vicki) Schade, Bettsville and Betty Schade, Midlothian, VA; brother-in-law, John Nye, Bettsville and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Christopher Potts; sisters, Mary Ann Nye and Kathleen Roberts.
Visitation: Thursday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Wonderly Horvath Hanes Funeral Home and Crematory, 425 E State St., Fremont, OH.
Services: Friday, September 28, 2018; 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Scott Carman officiating.
Private burial will take place at St. Joseph Cemetery at a later date.
In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to the American Cancer Society or Donor’s Choice