Linda Potter

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Linda Potter, 76, of Belleville, IL, born May 22, 1947, in Decatur, IL, died peacefully Tuesday, March 26, 2024, at her residence, surrounded by her loved ones.

Linda worked as an art teacher at Wesclin High School, a teacher’s aide at High Mount Elementary and an Early Childhood Special Education teacher at Signal Hill Grade School for more than 25 years, where her coworkers called her “Potter.” Linda was extremely dedicated to her students and was well respected by their parents.

Linda loved attending St. Louis Cardinals and Gateway Grizzlies games. She enjoyed going to the movies, shopping, genealogy research, and most of all, spending time with her family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William Gray Potter, Sr, and Kathryn, née Scheurer, Potter; her nephew, Denis Wier Jr.; her sister-in-law, Marsha Potter; and her loving dog, Darcie.

She is survived by her two sisters, Pamela Wier and Martha (Greg) Taylor; a brother, William Gray Potter, Jr.; seven nieces and nephews, Samantha (Greg) Albertina, Jonathan (Katie) Wier, Chelsea (Kameron) Mills, Christian (Tosha) Wier, Bill (Chelsea) Taylor, Claire Taylor and Faith Taylor; adored Godmother to Nicole Honerkamp-Long; and many dear great-nieces and great-nephews.

Memorials may be made to the National MS Brain Bank, Family Hospice, PBS, Act Now Rescue, St. Louis Stray Rescue, or Randy’s Rescue Ranch. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends and family may visit from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, April 6, 2024, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Funeral:  Memorial services will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 6, 2024, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, with Fr. Joseph Oganda officiating.



7 Comments on Linda Potter

Michael Inyart said : Guest Report Apr 10, 2024 at 12:31 PM

I first met Linda in 1987 when I joined the Special Education Coop District (BASED). I was starting as a school social worker and Linda's Signal Hill class was one of my assigned classrooms to work in weekly. Lucky me. What a joy, what a positive person and a funny woman, when I wasn't crying, I was laughing. I learned so much from watching and talking to her. What a privilege to journey part of my life with Linda Potter. Thanks for the memories, God Bless, til we meet again.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Bruce Cook said : Guest Report Apr 08, 2024 at 9:47 PM

I was lucky to have known Ms. Potter at Signal Hill. I still remember her dedication to her students and her great sense of humor. She was a credit to her profession!

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Julia Crouse said : Guest Report Apr 08, 2024 at 7:19 PM

Deepest condolences to the Potter family. I was saddened when I just saw this. I am Mr and Mrs Zinks grand daughter. My grandpa built the house on Missouri Ave that Linda lived in. Deepest Sympathy. Julia Crouse

  • Saint Louis
  • MO
Patty Tinoco said : Guest Report Apr 03, 2024 at 9:57 AM

I taught with Linda at High Mount. She was a bright spot in the day. Her smile and infectious laughter brought joy to the staff and her students. I cherished our friendship. We were all blessed knowing her.

  • Smithton
  • IL
Jeannie Lewis said : Guest Report Apr 02, 2024 at 12:28 PM

My relationship with Linda was two-fold. I first knew her through my husband, as he played in a band with Linda's brother, Bill. Later, I knew her as a colleague at Signal Hill School. I was teaching Special Ed and Linda had the Early Childhood at risk kids. Many of the students in her class came to me later. Linda was a bright light in all our lives. Her positive attitude and dedication to her profession were things I aspired to be, but felt I never measured up. She will be missed by all who knew her and especially by all the students whose lives she touched.

  • Swansea
  • IL
Lisa Rolen said : Guest Report Mar 31, 2024 at 10:30 AM

Fly High Miss Potter. They say you always remember your kindergarten teacher. Mine was Ms. Nation but Miss Potter came in as a student teacher. She saw me crying while I was coloring and asked what’s wrong? I said I colored out of the lines. She said you don’t have to color in the lines make your own and it’s yours. Great life lesson.

  • Red Bud
  • IL
David Slayden said : Guest Report Mar 29, 2024 at 3:52 PM

I've known Linda since her late teens. She brought so much light to each and every one of us who were fortunate to have known her. She will be dearly missed.

  • Denver
  • CO

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