Joan Boots


April 25, 2019 - 10:45 AM

Donna Joan Boots, age 87, of Welda, passed away on Wednesday, April 17, 2019, at Parkview Heights, Garnett.

She was born Nov. 5, 1931, in Westphalia, the daughter of Curtis and Thelma (McGhee) Koch.  Joan grew up on the family farm moving to the Welda area. 

Growing up, she enjoyed riding her horse to school, which was about a mile away. 

Joan married Clyde Boots on July 22, 1950, in Huntsville, Ark. To this union, three sons were born. She worked at various places including a phone operator, was an Avon representative, worked at the Welda Post Office, and worked side by side her husband, Clyde, on the farm. 

She was a member of Welda Methodist Church. Joan enjoyed her friends in Centerville and various places. She enjoyed “date night” with Clyde when they would go to Kansas City for a dinner and a movie. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Clyde Boots on Oct. 24, 2004; one son, Kenneth Boots on Aug. 8, 1979; one grandson, Waylon Boots; and one brother, Kenneth G. Koch.

Joan is survived by two sons, Stan Boots of Welda and Brad Boots and wife Cindy of Welda; three grandchildren, Justin Boots and wife Karla of Welda, Michelle Spurrier and husband Marlon of Chanute, and Evan Boots of Colony; seven great-grandchildren, Hunter, Lexie, Karson, Haven, Dakota, Stetson and Karlie.

Funeral services were Monday at Feuerborn Family Funeral Service Chapel, Garnett, with burial in the Welda Cemetery.   

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Crossroads Hospice or to Welda Fire Department.

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