OBITUARY: Eula Pauline Boylan

ULYSSES—Eula Pauline Boylan, 88, of Newton, formerly of Ulysses, passed to her heavenly home on Aug. 17, 2021, at Paramount Community Living, formerly Asbury Park, Newton. Eula was born on May 2, 1933, to Eual Paul and Mary Lee (Robison) Brewer in southern Grant County, near Ulysses and Moscow.

She was raised on the family farm with her three older brothers, Max Brewer, Ralph Brewer and Gary Brewer. Eula graduated from Moscow High School in 1950 and attended Southwestern College in Winfield, for one semester before being asked to come back home to teach in Pleasant View one-room school in Grant County. It was during this time that she met the love of her life, John F. Boylan. They were married in the Ulysses Methodist Church on Feb. 10, 1952, being happily married for 66 years. John preceded her in death on Oct. 5, 2018. She was also preceded in death by brother Max and his wife Roberta Brewer, brother Gary and his wife Sue Brewer, and by brother Ralph Brewer, whose wife Ruby Brewer survives. She was also preceded in death by sister-in-law Patricia (Boylan) Borthwick. Eula is also survived by her children Jana Leddy and husband Tony of Edmond, Okla., Dana Kreie and husband Rod of Newton, and Kelly Craig Boylan and wife Kelly Diane of Wichita. Other survivors include eight grandchildren, Molly (Leddy) Aittaniemi, Toby Leddy, Rebecca (Kreie) Tong, Melanie (Kreie) VanderLugt, Bethany (Kreie) Baumgart, Amanda Boylan, Abby (Boylan) Powell, Casey Boylan, many nieces and nephews and 16 great-grandchildren. Eula and John farmed for many years in eastern Grant County. Eula was a devoted wife and mother, helpmate to John with the demands of farm life and raising their family. She enjoyed the friendships with other farm wives in the Hickok area, which included card parties and bowling leagues. Eula was a member of Trinity Heights United Methodist Church of Newton, and a former member of the Ulysses First United Methodist Church where she was active in United Methodist Women, serving funeral dinners and helping with the annual church bazaars. She belonged to Junior Civic and Study Club, and served on local election boards in her precinct. Eula was known for her cooking, which included many meals being taken to the field during harvest times. Eula was passionate about growing flowers, especially roses, and gardening and canning many vegetables, including sweet corn grown on the family farm. Eula enjoyed traveling with her husband on many S.W. Kansas Irrigators Assoc. trips worldwide over the years. Special thanks to friend and caregiver Mollie Blevins and also to Paramount Community Living and Good Shepherd Hospice for their loving care. Memorial service to be held Sunday, Aug. 29, 2 p.m. at Trinity Heights United Methodist Church, 1200 Boyd Ave., Newton, Kan., with Pastor Donna Voteau officiating. Private inurnment will be at a later date at the Ulysses Cemetery, Ulysses. In lieu of flowers, family suggests memorials may be made to Trinity Heights United Methodist Church, in care of Garnand Funeral Home, 405 W. Grant Ave., Ulysses, Kan., 67880. Condolences may be posted at

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