Joey Linder – Potter, 89, passed away peacefully on August 20, 2023 at her home in Whitesboro, Texas, surrounded with loving family and her two cats.
Joey was born to her parents Robert and Vivian Crandall in Wichita, Kansas on January 10, 1934. She was also blessed in sharing her life with two husbands, Ray Linder, and Bruce Potter, who both filled her life with love, companionship, and full life experiences, which she truly cherished during her journey.
Joey was a homemaker, piano teacher, and 1st grade schoolteacher at the Auburn Elementary School in Kansas where she also served as president of the Teachers Union. She was instrumental in helping shape the lives of hundreds of children with her elementary and piano students.
Joey served many organizations, including being a 50-year P.E.O. member, holding many local and state positions and serving her various Methodist churches in the same manner. One of the highlights was participating and performing in their Bell Choirs of the church. She was also an accomplished String Bass player, participating in the Community Band in Bella Vista, Arkansas, and other performances in the area.
Joey is preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Vivian Crandall, her husbands, Ray Linder and Bruce Potter.
She is survived by her brother, Robert Crandall of South Odgen, Utah; daughter, Janice Burch and husband, Dick of Whitesboro, Texas; two grandchildren, Leslie Spaeny and husband, Ryan of Grapevine, Texas; Kim Woodell and husband, Brian of Noble, Oklahoma; and four great-grandchildren, Taylor, Jackson, Gavin, and Charlotte (Charlie). She cherished and loved all her family members dearly as well as being cherished and loved by her family and friends.
Memorial Services will be held at the Highland Methodist Church 371 Glasgow Road, Bella Vista, Arkansas 72715 on Saturday September 9, 2023.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made in Joey’s name to the Highlands Methodist Church Music Ministry in Bella Vista or the Bella Vista Animal Shelter that she volunteered at, 32 Bella Vista Way, Bella Vista, Arkansas 72714.