OBITUARY: Jeanette Boston

Jeanette Boston, 83, died, Monday, Oct. 25, 2021, at NMC Health in Newton.

She was born Jan. 31, 1938, in Wichita to Luke Cornelius and Mary Jane (Marak) Fox. On August 16, 1958, she married Garry Boston in El Dorado, and he preceded her in death on Sept. 9, 2016.

She was a longtime member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Newton.

In 1970, Jeanette, alongside her husband, formed Boston Insurance in Newton. Her pride and joy was her family, and she looked forward to watching her kids and grandkids sporting events and spending time with them during special events and holidays.

Jeanette and Garry raised five children, Michael (Sue), Mickey Stump (Vern), Mark (Elyse), Chris Wedel (Travis) and Marcia Mathews (Bud), all of Newton. She also is survived by 15 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, sister Pat Topel and brother Bob Fox.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 29, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Newton with the Rev. Nicholas Voelker, celebrant. Recitation of the Holy Rosary will be at 6 p.m. Thursday at St. Mary Catholic Church. The casket will be at the church from 4 p.m. Thursday and will remained closed. Burial will be in the St. Mary Catholic Cemetery in Newton.

Memorials are suggested to St. Mary Church, The Lord’s Diner or A Better Choice In care of Petersen Funeral Home in Newton.


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