Linda Joyce Poyner

January 27, 1950 - November 9, 2020
Linda Poyner

Linda Joyce Poyner, age 70, a resident of Ft. Scott, Kansas, passed away early Monday, November 9, 2020, at her home. She was born January 27, 1950, in Ft. Scott, the daughter of Arthur Scott Bolden and Neva Ruth Wolfe Bolden. Linda graduated from the Ft. Scott High School. She married Jerry Dean Poyner on September 27, 1968, in Ft. Scott. In earlier years, Linda worked for the Western Insurance Company and then for Lincoln National. She later worked at Hall’s/Bowman’s/Pumpin’ Pete’s convenience store on Wall Street for several years. Above all, Linda was a devoted wife and mother who enjoyed providing for her family. Linda had many friends and was always willing to lend a helping hand or a listening ear. She was known to frequently send out cards for all occasions. In the fall, Linda enjoyed Halloween and will be remembered for passing out pickles to the trick-or-treaters. She also enjoyed picking up and shelling pecans. Other hobbies included reading, crocheting and cooking. Linda liked watching the Hallmark Channel and enjoyed classic television shows and movies like The Waltons and Gone With the Wind. She was raised in the Community of Christ Church.

Survivors include her husband, Jerry, of the home; three children, Jeff Poyner, Kirk Poyner and wife, Vanessa and Kam Poyner, all of Ft. Scott and an adopted daughter, Mary Jane Young and husband, Brad, also of Ft. Scott and grandchildren, Kolby (Megan), Cierra (Joey), Karis, Samantha, Jeron, Heston, Blaice, Kenady, Lakin, Carter, McKenzie, Caden, Sophia and Wyatt. Also surviving are four brothers, Gary (Kristy) Bolden, of Pittsburg, Kansas, John (Adele) Bolden, of Carl Junction, Missouri, Dennis (Joyce) Boldon, of Lisbon Falls, Maine, and Douglas Bolden, of Ft. Scott, and a sister, Becky (Richard) Castillo, of Marshall, Missouri. Also surviving are sisters-in-law, Debbie Archer, Linda Lundy and Cheryl Culp, numerous nieces and nephews and life-long friends, Ludean and Gene Evans and Virginia Viel. Linda was preceded in death by her parents and an infant sister, Debra Ruth.

Private graveside services will be held on Friday at the U. S. National Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 P.M. Thursday at the Cheney Witt Chapel. Memorials are suggested to Care to Share and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, P.O. Box 347, Ft. Scott, KS 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at