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Martha W. Pott

July 3, 2019

Martha W. Pott, 97, Watertown and formerly of Clayton passed away Wednesday, July 3, 2019, at Ives Hill Retirement Community where she was under the care of her family, caregivers and Hospice.

The funeral service will be held at Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Watertown on Wednesday, July 10, at 1 PM with Rev. Leonard Sponaugle, pastor of First Presbyterian Church, presiding. Burial in Clayton Cemetery will be at the family's convenience.

Martha was born in Bucyrus, OH on June 11, 1922, daughter of John P. and Hazel Valentine Wyer. She was a 1940 graduate of Bucyrus High School and received her B. S. degree from Miami University, Oxford, OH in 1943. On August 18, 1944 she married Frederick C. "Fritz" Pott at First Presbyterian Church, Bucyrus with Rev. Clement Loehr officiating. Mr. Pott died February 10, 2009.

She taught elementary school for two years and then was a devoted wife and community volunteer. The couple's 64 years of married life were spent in Cincinnati, OH, Valleyfield, Quebec, Detroit, MI, and Downey, CA. After her husband's retirement they moved to Clayton in 1989, living there for 17 years. The couple moved to Ives Hill in 2006. Her favorites for volunteering included Canadian Girl Guides, Meals on Wheels, food pantries, Friends of the Library, and various Sunday school and church groups. At Ives Hill she will be remembered for watering the plants and organizing the History in the Parlor classes. Martha attended First Presbyterian Church, Watertown and formerly attended Clayton United Methodist Church.

She is survived by her son, David F. and wife Sylvia D, Fairbanks, AK; daughter, Christine P. Mercer and husband James H., Plessis; three grandsons, Aaron, Brett and Shane Mercer; two great-grandsons, Roren and Dylan; brother, Rev. George W. Wyer and wife Nancy, Greenville, SC; and several nieces, one nephew, and cousins.

Donations in Martha's name may be made to a charity of one's choice. Online condolences to her family may be posted at www.cummingsfuneral.com.


#2 Charlie Jamieson 2019-07-08 12:13
My sincerest condolences to the Mercer (and Pott) family. I know that the loss of a mom, mother in law, and grandmother is a deep emotional experience. Know that as a friend I'll always try to help. Reassure yourselves that she is in a better place now. Best regards always Charlie J
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#1 Kathy Van ness 2019-07-07 14:12
I am so sorry about the lose of Martha she was one of my patrons at the library system I visited with her once a month and always loved our chats she was so smart she taught me something every time I was with her I will miss her very much
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