Barbara Bolyard

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Barbara Louise Bolyard, 70, of Topeka passed away Monday, October 15, 2012. She was born September 23, 1942 in Topeka KS to Ben and Cecilia (Boss) Schroeder. Barb graduated from Hayden High School in 1960. She married Herbert Pen P. Bolyard October 6, 1978. He preceded her in death August 16, 2006. Barb worked for the Jayhawk Hotel in its hey-day, and was a bookkeeper for Topeka Correctional Facility. One of Barbs greatest joys was in sharing her passion for various crafts with her friends and grandchildren. Her free time was spent true girl style, on short excursions, shopping or mastering the latest craft craze. She was a member of Mater Dei Catholic Parish. Survivors include, Ann Koci (Don), Auburn KS and Jane Bolyard-Redger (James), Topeka; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; siblings, Lois Schardin (James), Pat Foley (Dick), Shirley Phillips (Chet), Carol Hodges (Bill), Teresa Tinoco (Bobby), Bernard Schroeder (Roseanne) and many nieces and nephews. Mass of Resurrection will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, at Mater Dei Assumption Church, 8th and Jackson. Inurnment will follow at Mission Center Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Mater Dei School sent in care of Kevin Brennan Family Funeral Home, 2801 SW Urish Rd, Topeka KS 66614. Online condolences may be sent to
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Published in Topeka Capital-Journal on Oct. 21, 2012