JoAnn Potts, age 81, of Attica, MI (formerly of Brown City) died Sunday, January 1, 2023 at her home surrounded by her loving family.

JoAnn Marie Cosentino was born July 24, 1941 in Chicago, IL. She was the daughter of the late James and the late Rose (Murabito) Cosentino. JoAnn married Arthur John Potts on December 5, 1959 in Chicago, IL. Many years later, JoAnn and Arthur moved their family to Phoenix, AZ where they resided for twenty years, after which they moved to Michigan and settled in Brown City. She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Arthur, on February 2, 2020.

JoAnn was the owner of the Administrative Edge, a bill paying service in AZ, and employed the majority of her life in the banking field. Once in Michigan, JoAnn was the office manager of the Brown City Banner.

JoAnn was a past Brown City Rotarian, on the Brown City Planning Commission, and a member of the Brown City Council. JoAnn also volunteered as a Child Safety Counselor visiting temporary living facilities and answering urgent calls at her home for many years.

She is survived by her children, Joi (Ian) Kempf of Imlay City, MI; son, Alan (Christine) Potts of Sun City West, AZ; daughter Jamie Potts of Lapeer, MI; granddaughter Miranda (Rece) Beach of Imlay City, MI; and her very special great-grandchild, Temprance.

JoAnn was a strong, loving and devoted daughter, wife and mother who will forever be loved and remembered by her children and grandchildren as truly remarkable.

A private family gathering has been planned honoring JoAnn, her wishes and some of her favorite things.

Arrangements for JoAnn’s cremation were entrusted to Muir Brothers Funeral Home, 225 N. Main Street, Imlay City, MI.

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