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Brenda J. Potantus

Brenda J. Potantus (nee Bates), 61, of Grafton, passed away Wednesday, February 19, 2014. Brenda was born January 26, 1953 in Kentucky.

She worked for Ford Motor Company in Brookpark and retired after 34 years. Brenda loved to read, shop and spend time with her family.

She is survived by her husband of 31 years, Robert; four children, Tracie Hatchett of Cleveland, Thomas Feher (Lisa) of Medina, Michele Exley (David) of Dover and Kimberly Potantus of Brunswick; five grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter; her parents, Arthur and Virginia Bates of Rock Hill, South Carolina; two sisters, Linda Polansky (George) and Sharon Rhome (Scott); three brothers, Frank (Sandy), Mike (Teri) and Chris (Pauline) Bates; and many nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends Sunday, February 23, 2014, from 12 Noon until the time of the service at 3 P.M., at Liston Funeral Home, 36403 Center Ridge Rd. (at Stoney Ridge Rd.), North Ridgeville. Pastor Robert Smalley will officiate.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Kidney Foundation.

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