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Laurine H. Boessen

Laurine H. Boessen, age 86 of Loose Creek passed away Friday, January 20, 2012, at Westphalia Hills.

Laurine was born March 7, 1925 in Loose Creek, a daughter to the late Joseph E. and Annie (Lock) Boessen.

Laurine was a lifelong area resident and had worked at International Shoe Factory and Westinghouse in Jefferson City.

Laurine was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Loose Creek as well as St Ann's Ladies Sodality and the quilting circle.

She enjoyed quilting, cooking, baking, playing cards and visiting with people.

Laurine is survived by: three sisters-in-law, Clara Boessen Fischer of Holts Summit, Dorothy Boessen of Jefferson City and Alma Boessen of Westphalia; four nieces, Judy and her husband Gene Schneider of Jefferson City, JoAnn and her husband Terry Stock of Holts Summit, Joyce and her husband Clay Green of Holts Summit and Geri Berhorst of Holts Summit; three nephews, Roy and his wife Sandy Boessen of Holts Summit, Roger and his wife Rachel Boessen of Kansas City and David and his wife Arlene Boessen of Holts Summit as well as several great nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents Laurine was preceded in death by four brothers, Raymond, Harry, Ralph and James Boessen, a sister-in-law, Mary Emma Boessen and one nephew, Kevin Boessen.

Visitation will be from 7:00am until 10:00am Monday, January 23, 2012, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Loose Creek.

Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10:00am with Fr. Don Antweiler as the Celebrant. Interment will follow in the Immaculate Conception Parish Cemetery.

Expression of sympathy may be made to Immaculate Conception Catholic Church or to Hospice Compasses.

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I remember the hospitality of the Boessen house at Christmas time, because it was one of the favorite stops of the Loose Creek carolers. Homemade fudge and divinity were just some of the treats on offer by Laurine and her parents ? plus a few minutes? stopover to visit and warm our fingers and toes. Laurine was a co-worker of (and a fellow carpooler with) my mother, Loraine Heinen, at International Shoe Factory. Mother would regularly complain about the foreman of her section and the mechanic who didn?t fix her machine in a reasonable time, but she never had a harsh word to say about Laurine and treasured her friendship immensely. When Mother was living in California and we brought her home for visits, Laurine organized luncheons with Isabelle Haslag, Lavone and Alice Stieferman, and others to chat about current and historical goings-on in Loose Creek (some of the best stories I ever heard were told around Laurine?s dining room table). When Mother died, Laurine was one of the first people we called ? to give her the news but also to ask for guidance in organizing the luncheon. She just knew how things worked. In later years, we visited Laurine at her senior apartment, where she updated us on Loose Creek happenings (she seemed to fill the unofficial role of town historian) and insisted on providing coffee cake or a little lunch. The last time I saw her, at her Westphalia apartment, she was admiring the decorative pieces being arranged by her nieces, as sociable and appreciative as ever. Laurine was a thoughtful, hard-working, generous lady. It was a pleasure to know her.

Charlene Heinen Jan 24 2012 12:00 AM

We want to extend our sympathy to the family. She will be missed by all and the quilting club. She was one of our great quilters.

Al and Mary Kremer Jan 23 2012 12:00 AM

I am very sorry to hear about Laurine. She was a generous person and my friend. May God welcome her home to heaven.

Alice Lock Jan 23 2012 12:00 AM

I am so sorry to learn of Aunt Laurine's passing. I know you have lots of happy memories to help you through this. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Polly Burre Jan 22 2012 12:00 AM