Anna P. Ziegler Potts, 86, of East Lansdowne, a World War II veteran and retired executive assistant, died of kidney failure Saturday at Vitas Hospice in Darby.

Mrs. Potts attended South Philadelphia High School. During World War II, she served in the Marine Corps Women's Reserve in Quantico, Va., and completed her high school education in the military. She was called back to active duty during the Korean War and was a recruiter and an accountant at the Marine Corps Air Station in Cherry Point, N.C., and at the Defense Personnel Support Center in Philadelphia.

After her discharge, she remained at the support center as a civilian until 1977. Then, for the next nine years, she and her husband, William Potts, lived in the Poconos, where they operated the Rocking Chair Gift Shop in Mountainhome. Mrs. Potts was also a bookkeeper for several vacation resorts.

In 1986, they returned to the Philadelphia area, and she became executive assistant and bookkeeper for the Grand Potentate of the LuLu Temple in Plymouth Meeting. She retired at 78 in 2000.

Mrs. Potts enjoyed puzzles and crocheting. She was an accomplished seamstress, and took courses in upholstering and flower arranging, her son William Jr. said.

In addition to her son, she is survived by daughters Nancy Pross and Barbara Potts-Szoke; a sister; and seven grandchildren. Her husband of 48 years died in 2002.

The funeral is scheduled for 11 a.m. tomorrow at Toppitzer Funeral Home, 2900 State Rd., Drexel Hill. Friends may call from 10 a.m. Burial will be in Arlington Cemetery, Drexel Hill.