Shirley Jean (Short) Potwana

July 3, 1948 ~ August 20, 2023 (age 75) 75 Years Old

Shirley Potwana Obituary

Shirley Jean Potwara, 75, passed away Sunday, August 20, 2023 at Alton Memorial Hospital.

Born July 3, 1948 in St. Louis, MO, she was the daughter of  Adrian and Margaret (Morehouse) Short.

Jean had worked as an operator for Shell Oil/Conoco Phillips for 29 years before retiring in 2006.

On July 27, 1984 in Alton, she married Walter Potwana. He survives.

Surviving also are a son, Bobby Poole of Overland Park, KS; four brothers, Jack Short, Harold (Bev) Short, Randee (Debby) Short, Richard Michael (Kathy) Short; and sisters, Karen Munt and Janice Hewitt.

She was preceded in death in death by her parents; and a brother, Walter Short.

A Memorial Visitation will be held from 5-7 pm, Friday at Marks Mortuary in Wood River.

Private service and burial will be held in Wanda Cemetery in South Roxana.

Memorials are suggested to OSF St. Anthony Health Center.

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November 17, 2023

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Marks Mortuary (Wood River)


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