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Debra Pottenger December 30, 1950 - November 14, 2021


Debra Kay (Hardman) Pottenger
December 13, 1950 ~ November 14, 2021 (age 70)

Paul Young Funeral Home is assisting the Family

Obituary via Paul Young Funeral Home

POTTENGER, Debra Kay, age 70, of Fairfield passed away on November 14, 2021, at her residence surrounded by her loving family. She was born on December 13, 1950, in Cincinnati to the late Leroy and Rebecca (nee Chaille) Hardman.  On March 18, 1972, Debra married the love of her life, Daniel Joe Pottenger, who preceded her in death on May 4, 2015.

Debra taught 29 years for Fairfield City Schools for 2nd, 4th, and 5th grade until her retirement on May 31, 2011. She enjoyed traveling and Airstream camping, puzzles, reading, crocheting and crafting, cooking, baking and candy making, and playing games with family. She supported Fairfield athletics, the school district’s PTA, and Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts of America. Debra was a long-time member of Dayspring Church of God and dutifully cared for her disabled husband for many years.

She is survived by her children, Eric (Tami) Pottenger, Audra (Jeff) Johnson, and Carmen Hurst; grandchildren, Briannah Pottenger, Jayden Pottenger, Chloe Johnson, Claire Hurst, and Corinne Hurst; siblings, Sandra (Doyle) Clarkson, James (Deborah) Hardman, and Cliff (Laura) Hardman; mother-in-law, Zedith Pottenger; brothers-in-law Edward (Pam) Pottenger, and Richard (Melissa) Pottenger, and numerous other family and friends.

Visitation will be Monday, November 22, 2021, from 10:30 a.m. until time of funeral service at 11:30 a.m. at the Paul R. Young Funeral Home, 3950 Pleasant Ave., Hamilton, OH 45015.

Burial will follow at Arlington Memorial Gardens.

Memorial contributions may be offered to http://www.psp.org

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  1. REPLY
    Ron Fernandez says

    Saddened to hear of Deb’s passing. She was a wonderful colleague @ F.I.S.. We shared many laughs / moments w/ our connections in scouting & love of camping. She will be missed. 🥀 Lifted prayers & hugs to the family.

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