Dora Anna Boan

Dora A. Boan, 93, of Kansas City, Kansas, passed away September 2, 2013 at Wilshire at Lakewood, under the care of Grace Hospice.  A memorial service will be held at 2pm, Saturday, September 14, 2013 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 6251 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kansas 66102.  Burial will be with her husband at Leavenworth National Cemetery.

Dora was born April 19, 1920 in Ludell, Kansas, daughter of Carl William and Emma May Orthmann.  She enjoyed sewing, camping, fishing and bowling.

Dora is survived by two sons, Don James Boan and wife, Sharon of Kansas City, Missouri and Michael L. Boan of Edwardsville, KS, a daughter, Patti J Greene and husband, Dale D. of Kingsville, MO, three grandchildren, Angie L. Smith and husband, Scott,  Kristy M. Solis, and husband Manolo, and Jason Boanand wife, Michelle, and two great-grandchildren, Lilly Boan and Brooklynn Smith.

The family expresses their appreciation to the caregivers at Wilshire and Grace Hospice for the wonderful care they provided Dora and her family.


  1. Beckie Lindquist on September 10, 2013 at 8:26 pm

    Dora always smiled when I walked into her room and was always so appreciative of the little things. It is evident that she instilled those loving qualities, in different ways, in her children and grandchildren (and probably her great-grandchildren). It was a pleasure to get to know Dora and the family in the short time I did. My deepest sympathies go out to you all.

  2. Nina Richardson on September 10, 2013 at 7:37 am

    Angie is one of my dearest friends. Through our friendship I had the honor of seeing the precious bond between Angie and her grandmother Dora. It was a privilege I will never forget. The bond I witnessed between the two of them was so special that it gave me joy to watch. Not only could I feel the love between them but it’s their amazing friendship that stands out to me the most. The way Angie’s face lit up every time she saw her grandma Dora is one memory I will never forget. My children speak often of Dora’s kindness and how she was always happy to play games or color pictures with them. Dora is one of the first people I’m excited to see again in paradise. She is and will be missed until we meet again. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time.

  3. Marsha Clark on September 6, 2013 at 11:34 am

    Patti, Dale and family –we are so sorry to hear the news about your Mom. You truly know she loved Jehovah and will be in Jehovah’s memory–just think how nice it will be to see her without any of the issues she had been dealing with over the years. We love you. Graylan and Marsha Clark

  4. Teresa Klutts on September 5, 2013 at 7:28 pm

    Dale, Patti, Angie, Kristy I am so sorry for your loss. I know what a special woman Grandma Boan was. I can remember all the times I would see her over at your house. She was always so sweet to Erica and Heather. Please let me know if there is anything I can do. Love and miss you all!

  5. Jan Steele on September 4, 2013 at 10:34 pm

    Dora will be missed, a quiet lady with a special smile, so glad we had the opportunity to know her while Lake neighbors of Patti & Dale.

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