July 15, 1928 - March 23, 2022
Alice Marie (Pottroff) Bancroft, daughter of Merton and Jeannette (Porchet) Pottroff, was born Northwest of Jefferson, Iowa on July 15, 1928, and was called to Heaven on Wednesday, March 23, 2022, at her home in Buffalo, Missouri. She was at the time of her passing 93 years, eight months, and eight days of age. Alice spent her early years growing up in Greene County, Iowa and a little time in Burbank, California. She was married to Walter Bancroft on August 28, 1943, at the age of 15 years old. To this union were six children. During her young married years Alice and the family moved back and forth to several different places before purchasing their 43 acres located just outside of Buffalo, Missouri. Here the family would grow and thrive for many years. While her kids were young, Alice worked at the school kitchen. With some help from her boys, she was determined to go back to school and earn her high school diploma. After a few years she earned her diploma and was immensely proud of her accomplishment. Then for the next 15 years she worked as a librarian at the Dallas County Library. She loved her job and met many wonderful people there. Alice was very active and was a part of several clubs and groups; but the thing she loved doing the most was making her quilts. At the age of 18 years old she believed in the Gospel and was saved by her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Over the years of her life, she was a part of many amazing churches and grew in the Lord at each one. She loved her Savior and now gets to enjoy seeing him face-to-face. Alice was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Bancroft; parents, Merton and Jeannette Pottroff; one son, Clifford Bancroft; and one granddaughter, Rachel. She is survived by one daughter, Sherri Hughes; four sons, Merton Bancroft of Marshfield, Missouri, Mervon Bancroft of Buffalo, Missouri, Cleve Bancroft of Buffalo, Missouri, and Curtis Bancroft of Hardy, Arkansas; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. She is loved and will be missed by all who knew her. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, March 25, 2022, in the Calvary Chapel Freewill Baptist Church with Pastor Mark Elliott officiating. Escorts will be Chad Bancroft, Chip Bancroft, Mervon Bancroft, Jr., Nathan Hughes, David Bancroft, Bryant Bancroft, Travis Bancroft, and Jeremy Bancroft. Interment will be in the Church Grove Cemetery under the care and direction of the Cantlon-Otterness & Viets Funeral Home of Buffalo. Visitation will be from 10:00-11:00 a.m. Friday at the Church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Calvary Chapel Freewill Baptist Church.
Alice Marie (Pottroff) Bancroft, daughter of Merton and Jeannette (Porchet) Pottroff, was born Northwest of Jefferson, Iowa on July 15, 1928, and was called to Heaven on Wednesday, March 23, 2022, at her home in Buffalo, Missouri. She was at... View Obituary & Service Information
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