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Lois Catherine Boelsen, 78, of Richmond, formerly of Carrollton, died at 12:15 a.m., on Aug. 28, 2008, at Shirkey Nursing and Rehab Center in Richmond.
Lois Catherine was born Nov. 26, 1929, in Carrollton, the daughter of Virgil and Lois (Buckner) Fergason. She married Harold Allen Boelsen June 5, 1949; he survives of the home.
For the last five years of Lois Catherine’s life she lived at Shirkey Nursing and Rehabilitation Center at Richmond. Lois Catherine was a devoted and caring wife, mother and grandmother who will be remembered by all for her lovely smile and loving heart. She was a 1947 graduate of Carrollton High School, a member of the First Christian Church where she previously served as a Sunday school teacher, youth director, board member and Deacon. In addition, she was active in the Carrollton Girl Scouts where she served as a leader for a number of years, 4-H Club leader and served as past president of the Missouri Association of Mutual Insurance Companies Woman’s Auxiliary.
In addition to her husband, survivors include: two daughters and one son-in-law, Sandra Goodwin and her husband, Lyndon, of Richmond, and Janice Boelsen of Blue Springs; one grandson, Mark Goodwin and his wife, Jamie, of Richmond; two brothers and sister-in-laws, Dr. Virgil Lee and Mary Fergason of Decatur, Ill., and Charles Harvey and Glenrose Fergason of Carrollton.
Her parents preceded her in death.
The family suggests contributions to the First Christian Church or the charity of your choice in memory of Mrs. Boelsen. They may be left at or mailed to Gibson Funeral Home, 201 S. Main, Carrollton, Mo. 64633.
Friends may call from 1 to 2:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 1, at the First Christian Church in Carrollton. Funeral services will immediately follow the visitation at 2:30 p.m. at the church, with the Reverend Larry Gray and Reverend Cheryl Sanders officiating. Burial will be in Carroll Memory Gardens in Carrollton.
Arrangements are under the direction of Gibson Funeral Home in Carrollton. Online condolences may be sent at www.gibsonfunerals.com.