Janna Kay Calhoun
Janna Kay Calhoun, "one of the kindest people you will ever meet," went to her eternal reward on Oct. 9, 2019.
A time of visitation is 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, October 16, at Heritage Gardens Funeral Home, 2201 Partin Drive N., Niceville, Fla. Service is 11 a.m. Wednesday, October 23, beginning at First Presbyterian Church in Mineral Wells. Interment will follow in Woodland Park Cemetery in Mineral Wells.
She was born January 23, 1946, in Mineral Wells, to Zadoc Abel and Emily Frances Calhoun. She attended Trinity College in San Antonio, the University of Texas and Texas Tech University, obtaining two master's degrees.
Janna was a speech pathologist at Galveston Medical Center before moving to Atlanta as a director of the Atlanta Regional Commission and later as executive director of High Hope Center for Autistic Children before entering the field of market research.
She worked for several market research firms and established her own firm in Atlanta before moving to Sparta, N.J., where she was vice president of TNS Research International. After vacationing in the Destin, Fla., area for many years, she moved to Bluewater Bay in 2005.
Janna loved gardening and setting out a gourmet meal for her guests. She was a lover of the arts and a member of the Northwest Florida Symphony Guild. An active member of First United Methodist Church (Crosspoint), of Niceville, she regularly helped prepare meals for Crosspoint's Supper on Saturdays. In addition, she continued to tithe to her home First Presbyterian Church of Mineral Wells.
She is survived by her husband of 30 years, Keith Linde; her brother, Ross (Cheryl) Calhoun, Las Colinas; niece Kimberly (Jerrod) Richardson, Flower Mound, Texas; nephews, Blake (Christine) Calhoun, Dallas; Rome (Valerie) Barnes, Fort Worth; and Hudson (Anna Maria) Barnes, Cancun, Mexico. Janna's niece and the three nephews have 10 children between them. These children (all ranging in age from 8 to 20) all loved their "Aunt Janna" and looked forward to seeing her and Keith at Christmas each year.
In lieu of flowers, Janna asked that contributions be made to the Parkinson's Foundation. You may go online to offer condolences to the family and sign the guestbook at www.heritagegardensfuneralhome.com.
Heritage Gardens Funeral Home of Niceville is entrusted with the arrangements. Baum-Carlock-Bumgardner Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements in Mineral Wells.
Published on October 16, 2019


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Janice Russell McLaughlin
Oct 18, 2019
Janna was always such a sweet & friendly girl in school always kind to everyone.. Prayers for all family members 🙏 May God give you all strength & peace in the coming days ahead..
Susie Cook Chesnut
Oct 17, 2019
I lived across the street from Janna Kay throughout out school days. We played games together, rode bikes, Girl Scouts, church camp and overnight stays with each other. So many good memories
Nancy Hudson Owen
Oct 16, 2019
I have so many wonderful memories of Janna. In our childhood, we spent a lot of time at each other’s house—-playing, and many memories of playing records. Janna will be missed by all that knew and loved her. Rest In Peace my friend.
Donna Pelkey Bailey
Oct 16, 2019
Sweet memories of one of the kindness and sweetest souls I have known. It was a blessing being in the same class. Sending healing love to family and friends.....
Cinny Dalton Montana
Oct 16, 2019
Condolences to Janna’s family. May God give comfort to each of you.