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Margaret Boone

Lawrence, Kansas

1924 - 2021

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Margaret Boone
February 29, 1924 - February 4, 2021
Lawrence, Kansas - Margaret Mary Boone was born Leap Day 1924 in Zenda KS to Henry Christian & Theresa Mary (Bencken) Mertens. Margaret died 2/4/2021 in Lawrence. Her family moved 13 times before she was 18. She graduated 8th grade with honors & a basketball letter in 1939. Instead of high school, she cared for her mother, who had cancer, & 8 younger siblings. In 1943, she took a job as a riveter at Boeing. She met & soon married a handsome soldier, George Tingley Boone. Being an Army wife meant more moving until 1955 when George returned from Korea, took a job at Boeing & chose Derby to buy their first & only house where they raised a family until George's death 2/1/1983. She cherished living in one house for 60 years. She was a leader for 4-H, Boy & Girl Scouts; enjoyed bowling, square dancing, St. Mary's Alter Society & was a member of Rosie the Riveter Assoc. She earned a GED in 1977 with KS highest score that year. Her greatest joy was caring for children-from siblings through great-grandkids. She survived breast cancer at 91 & COVID-19 at 96. She is survived by sons Clifford (Elaine) of Conway Springs & Charles (Suzanne) of Jennings, MO; daughters Susan (Mark) Reiske of Lawrence & Sharon James of Marion; former daughter-in-law Carol Boone of O'Fallon IL; grandchildren Christphor (Misti) Boone, Rebbecca (Kevin) Zoglmann, Lori (Aaron) Vierthaler, Julie Weinacht, Jason Boone, Jennifer (Russell) Goble, Christine Watson, Nichole (Sarah) Reiske, Henry (Laura) Reiske, Dominick Reiske & Charlotte James; great-grandchildren Austin (Jessica), Hayden, Reggie, Brielynn, Dennis, Neal, Emma, Sydney, Bridget, Eden, Reagen, Phillip, Patrick, Nicholas, Andrew, Noelle, Ben, Carly & Loren. Preceded in death by siblings John, Herman, Joseph, Charles, James, Bernard, Eleanor Hageman, Odelia Stevenson, Clara Murray, Maryann Martin, Agnes Daniel & Theresa Ward; daughter-in-law Toni Boone. Visitation is 1-8 pm 2/10/21 at Smith Family Mortuary,1415 N Rock Road, Derby KS 67037. Rosary at 10 am 2/11/21, followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 am, St. Mary's Catholic Church, 2300 E Meadowlark St, Derby KS 67037. Virtual attendance link: youtube.com/user/saintmaryderby. Memorial donations may be made to St. Mary's Alter Society in care of Smith Family Mortuary.


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I am so fortunate to have had so many visits and conversations with Margaret during her first two years at Oma's House (until Annus Horribilis). She was an amazing, intelligent, wise, STRONG woman with a great sense of humor. Being a wife and mother was exactly the life she hoped for and she was fiercely devoted to her family. I am so sad for all of us who were not able to connect with the special people in our lives during this past year and am so grateful to everyone at Bridge Haven who...

Godspeed Margaret. Now eternally reunited with George, and other family, friends and loved ones that have gone before.

Sue, your Mother is an amazing woman and her daughter has many of her characteristics. Prayers for comfort and peace at this time. Safe travels to you to Derby. Love you.