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Dorothy Jean Boes

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.

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Dorothy was a dear sweet person. We had a lot of fond memories working together at the Linn Tech cafeteria. She had all the prices memorized and could run that cash register like a pro! Dorothy, we will miss you. Prayers to the family, just know you have an awesome angel watching over you now...

Doris Voss Jan 3 2014 12:00 AM

Verlin-Donnie-Dave & family Yes I was shocked to read of Dorothy death. A great lady, neighbor, friend and relative has gone to see Our Lord. Ths helps to get us by day by day. She is well and happy. You will miss here a lot, She had a long wonderful life. We have to accept God's Will. Because of weather condition I will not be there in person. I will continue to pray for her and you all. My how far we go back. To the beginning of our life. It is short--even though I have seen each of you boys borned and grow up. Neighbors are such fun. My memories of her and Joe and your family will nerver be forgotten. Love and Prayers Betsy

Betty Lou Voss Edwards Jan 3 2014 12:00 AM

Truly sorry for your loss. Hoping you peace to bring you comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to hold forever in your hearts. ( Isaiah 25:8)

A. Jackson Jan 3 2014 12:00 AM

Dave and family, You have my sympathy for the loss of your mom. She was a very kind lady.

Paul Backues Jan 1 2014 12:00 AM

All are in our prayers.

Les & Valora Budnik Jan 1 2014 12:00 AM

Sorry to hear of your loss - you are in my prayers and thoughts - it was surprising to discover your mother's birthday day was the same as my mother's

Linda Monroe Roberts Jan 1 2014 12:00 AM

My condolences to the family. I remember Dorothy with fond memories. She lived a long good life and no doubt reunited with Joe. Tom Bonnot

Tom. Bonnot Jan 1 2014 12:00 AM

My heart goes out to all her family and friends. My mother Minnie Voss Riegel was Joe's first cousin. i HAVE BEEN GONE FROM lINN SINCE 1959 BUT REMEMBER THEM ALL. GOD bLESS

Margaret Thoenen Dec 31 2013 12:00 AM

My prayers and thoughts go out to the families of Dorothy. I remember her when my grandmother Ada Ocheskey was in Autumn Meadows. God Bless

Rhonda Rackers Dec 31 2013 12:00 AM

We are sorry to hear of your loss we will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers

Rita and Bill Lpskoch Dec 31 2013 12:00 AM

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