Dorothy Jean (Schlangenstein) Boes, age 91, of Linn, passed away Monday, December 30, 2013, at Autumn Meadows Skilled Nursing Facility in Linn.
Dorothy was born March 22, 1922, in Linn, a daughter to the late John and Pauline (Sallin) Schlangenstein.
On October 1, 1940, she was united in marriage to Joseph H. Boes at St George Catholic Church in Linn. He preceded her in death on January 29, 1995.
Dorothy worked as a housekeeper in Jefferson City during her early years and became a homemaker after her children were born. She later worked as a cook at various restaurants in Linn, including Al's CafAC., Commercial CafAC. and Cedar Grove. She retired in 1987 after working for 16 years as a cashier at Linn State Technical College.
Dorothy was a lifetime member of St George Catholic Church and St. Ann's Ladies Sodality. She also was a member of the Western Catholic Union, VFW Ladies Auxiliary, and Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary.
Dorothy enjoyed watching TV, reading the paper, playing bingo and getting outdoors at every opportunity with her best friend, Janet Haslag. Most importantly, she enjoyed spending time with her family and she looked forward to their visits and the meals she shared with them.
Dorothy is survived by: three sons, Verlin and his wife JoAnn Boes of Kansas City, Mo, Don and his wife Sara Boes of Jefferson City and Dave and his wife Irma Boes of Linn; five grandchildren, Pete Catalano, Michael, Dustin, Joe and Daniel Boes; eight great grandchildren: four great great grandchildren and many nieces nephews and friends.
In addition to her husband and parents, Dorothy was preceded in death by her three sisters, Genevieve Amos, Mildred Brandt and Pearline Wilbers and her brother Ray Schlangenstein.
Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Friday, January 3, 2014, at Morton Chapel in Linn with a VFW Ladies Auxiliary Service at 6:30 p.m. and a prayer service at 7:00 p.m.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 4, 2014, at St George Catholic Church in Linn with Fr. John Schmitz as the Celebrant. Interment will follow in the St. George Parish Cemetery.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to St George Catholic Church.