Charlotte L. (Potterbaum) Bakehouse of Metropolis, IL was born on December 15, 1938 in Rosiclare, IL. She died on Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at Southgate Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Metropolis, IL. She was 74 years old.
Charlotte is survived by her husband of 54 years, Leland. 4 children, Debbie Emmerson and husband Tom of Metropolis, Brenda Bakehouse of Metropolis, Nancy Jones and husband Wayne of Smithland, KY, and Mike Bakehouse and wife Amy of Paducah, KY; 12 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; sister, Gloria Whitten and husband Leo of Bradley, IL; 1 niece and 1 nephew.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Howard and Jennie (Walter) Potterbaum; 2 granddaughters, Leslie Lewis and Crystal Green.
Charlotte worked for the University of Illinois as the 4-H Extension Advisor of Massac County for many years, was secretary of Farm Bureau for 7 years, and she was active in the community serving on the Fair Board. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Metropolis.
Funeral services will be held at 11 am on Saturday, August 17, 2013 at St. Stephens Lutheran Church. Rev. Tom Emmerson will officiate. Burial will follow in the Metropolis Memorial Gardens.
Visitation will be held on Friday evening August 16, 2013 from 6 to 8 pm at the Miller Funeral Home in Metropolis and also on Saturday after 9:00 am at the church.
Memorials may be made to the Easter Seals of Western KY, 2229 Mildred Street, Paducah, Kentucky 42001
Pallbearers will be Wayne Jones, Andrew Emmerson, Brandon Bakehouse, Dylan Bakehouse, Logan Bakehouse, and Daniel Lewis.
Online condolences may be left at www.aikinsfarmer-millerfh.com