Anneliese Potter was born Nov. 10, 1930, in Dulmen, Germany, to Heinrich and Elisabeth (Limberg) Potter. She had two brothers: Horst Potter, and Heinz Potter, as well as an infant sister who died shortly after birth during World War II.

She passed away January 19, 2020, at Houston House in Houston, Mo., and has finally been reunited with her husband, Norman White, who left this world in September of 2015.

Anneliese grew up in Northern Germany except for two years when she and her two brothers were evacuated to Southern Germany due to allied bombing of the city they lived in.

After World War II ended, Anneliese remained in Southern Germany where she attended language school and learned to speak English. She was admitted to a U.S. Army hospital during a brief illness in 1949. While recuperating she met a young army sergeant who oversaw the dispensary. The soldier was Norman White. The two fell in love and remained so for over 64 years. They were married in 1951 and traveled the world, living in Germany, Taiwan, Italy, Virginia, Texas, Colorado and Missouri.

She studied hard in order to become a United States citizen and in 1960 she was administered the oath of citizenship by a Federal Judge in Denver, Colo.

Anneliese enjoyed teaching Sunday school at New Hope Baptist Church in Solo while living on the farm after Norman retired. Her favorite memories were those of her grandchildren and great- grandchildren. She loved their visits.

Norman and Anneliese moved to Nixa after selling the farm at Solo, Mo., and remained there until 2015 when Norman passed away. She remained in her house until her health mandated a move to Houston House in Houston, Mo., in 2017.

Anneliese was preceded in death by her parents; infant sister; brothers, Heinz, and Horst; and her husband, Norman.

She is survived by her three children, Robert N. White and wife, Dorothy. of Raymondville, Mo., Steven H. White and wife Julie of Wichita, Kan., and Kathy Hartline of Stratton, Ohio.

     Anneliese also leaves behind eight grandchildren, Candis, Jamie, Carla, Steve, James, Cody, Anna and Crystal; 11 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren; as well as many relatives in Germany; and friends who have remained close going back to the years she lived in Europe, Asia and all over America. She kept in touch with all of them until recent years when she was not able to write anymore.

     Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, in lieu of flowers. Online condolences may be expressed at

     Visitation is 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, at Evans Funeral Home with graveside services at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield, Mo., beginning at 1 p.m. under the direction of Evans Funeral Home.



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