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     Betty M. Boles, age 93, of Joplin, formerly of Lamar, Missouri, passed away Saturday, October 24, 2015 at Freeman West Hospital.

     Betty was born July 28, 1922, in Irwin, Missouri, the youngest of the four children of Barney and Myrtle (Garrett) Crockett.  On June 16, 1940, at Neosho, Missouri, she married Paul Boles and they owned and operated Boles Jewelry in Coffeyville, Kansas for many years.  Paul preceded her in death in 1983.  She was also preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Walter and Everett Crockett; and a sister, Inez Quackenbush.

     Survivors include two sons, Jerry (Annette) Boles of Tulsa, Oklahoma and Kenny (Linda) Boles of Joplin; a sister-in-law, Marjorie Crockett Jones of Pittsburg, Kansas; four grandchildren, Felicia (Bill) Maher, Napa, California, Byron (Tracy) Boles, Bartlesville, Oklahoma, Leigh Anne (Jeff) Johnson, Franklin, Indiana, Eric (Alison) Boles, Shawnee, Kansas; nine great grandchildren, Stefan, Anna, Mackenzie, Keaton, Grayson, Griffin, Sydney, Simon, and Sarah; and several dear nieces and nephews.

     Betty’s family will gather for a private graveside funeral service conducted by Mike Gage at Howell Cemetery.  Friends may sign the guest book at Daniel Funeral Home.


#3 Mesa, ArizonaRejeana Zinn Barker 2015-11-11 18:49
Jerry, Kenny, and families,
My heart is sad for your loss, but I rejoice for heaven's gain.
Even though we know you'll see Betty again, it is difficult to say good-bye for now, and you'll miss her presence in so many ways. She was such a positive influence on so many, myself included. Please accept my condolences.
#2 Amarillo, TXMike & Carolyn Nuthman 2015-10-31 10:08
Blessings of peace and comfort from our family to yours.

Mike & Carolyn
#1 LamarBob and Janet Sitton 2015-10-24 17:17
We are saddened to hear sweet Betty passed away. We were neighbors for a period of time and appreciated her attitude and the example she set for doing things and doing things correctly. We smile when we think of her. Our sympathy

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