Carolyn Potter

Carolyn Sue Potter

Tuesday, December 13th, 1938 - Friday, December 27th, 2019
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Carolyn Sue Potter, 81, of Independence, MO passed away December 27, 2019. A visitation will be held from 1-3:00 p.m. followed by a 3:00 p.m. service on Thursday, January 2, at the Carson-Speaks Chapel, 1501 W. Lexington Ave., Independence, MO. Carolyn was born December 13, 1938 in Independence, MO to Charles W. and Zona (Brower) Elgin. At the age of two, Carolyn survived a domestic accident, where she lost her left leg. Despite this, she attended public school and graduated from William Chrisman High School in 1957. She attended Business College and became an engraver in Kansas City. In 1964, Carolyn married Edgar Lee Potter. She was a very devoted and hard working volunteer for the Independence School District. She was PTA President at Randall, Bridger and William Chrisman. She was also involved with the MO State PTA. In addition, she ran the Randall School Library for many years. For nearly 25 years, Carolyn created birthday, wedding and other cakes for many family members and friends, and is still remembered for her baking and decorating skills. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 38 years, Edgar Potter; and two brothers, Charles Elgin and Robert “Bob” Elgin. Carolyn is survived by her two children, Steven Potter (Leigh Anne) and Kris Knight (Kevin); two grandsons, Kael and Kodi Knight; brother, David Elgin (Ruth); and many nieces and nephews. Online condolences and memories may be left for the family at (Arrangements: Carson-Speaks Chapel 816-252-7900)
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, January 2nd, 2020 | 1:00pm - 3:00pm
    Thursday, January 2nd, 2020 1:00pm - 3:00pm
    Carson-Speaks Chapel
    1501 W. Lexington Ave
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Thursday, January 2nd, 2020 | 3:00pm
    Thursday, January 2nd, 2020 3:00pm
    Carson-Speaks Chapel
    1501 W. Lexington Ave
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Pastor Roger De Loach
  • Interment



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Steven Potter

Posted at 12:58pm
She’s only been gone a few days, but I already miss her lots. I can’t imagine that anyone could have a better mother or a better friend. She taught me persistence, to “play the hand I’m dealt” and to always use what attributes I have to make the situation better. Life lessons like these would serve most people well and I was fortunate to learn from a master.

I love you, Mom.


Jeannette Potter

Posted at 10:28am
Carolyn was a sweet soul who will be missed. I'm sure Edgar said, "it's about time" because they were truly soul mates. Carolyn and Ed were wonderful parents because they have wonderful children. I can't think of any greater contribution a parent can make to the world. I may have been miles away from her but she was never far from my thoughts and I loved her very much. i should have told her more often.

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Posted at 09:06am
You continue to be in our thoughts and prayers!
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David Potter

Posted at 05:44pm
Carolyn Will be missed by many she has a special place in my heart
May God have grace on the Potter’s

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