Arlene Taggart Poteet

Memorial service for Arlene Taggart Poteet, 98 will be 10:00 AM Friday December 8, 2023 at Union Chapel Church officiated by Ellis Weber and Jimmy Berkenbile. Cremation arrangements are by Cordry-Gritz Funeral Home.

Arlene was born east of Hennessey on October 9, 1925 to Andrew W. and Mattie Vail Snyder Taggart and died Saturday December 2, 2023 at Hennessey Care Center.

She graduated from Hennessey High School in 1942 at the age of sixteen. Arlene married Jesse Poteet at Union Chapel Church August 1, 1950. She was secretary for Jesse’s plumbing business until he retired.

Arlene was trained as a plane spotter during WWII. 

She was a lifetime member of Union Chapel Church where she was pianist for eighty-three years. She was a member of the Eastern Star for seventy-five years and served on the Hennessey Library Board for fifty-nine years, and was a current member of the Golden Eagles.

Arlene was very active in church youth camps, and helped with activities at Hennessey Care Center. She was also a member of the Enid Gem and Mineral Society.

She is survived by one son Boyd Poteet of Dover; one daughter Thresa Helm of Hennessey; three grandchildren Nathan Poteet of Glenpool, Michelle Poteet of Ada, Heather Lott and husband James Glenn of Hennessey; three great-grandchildren Nathan and Rachel Poteet, Tyler Lott and special companion Hannah Poague; and one great-great grandchild Emry Laine Lott.

Arelene was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Jesse; two brothers and several nieces and nephews.