Donna Joan Boots, age 87, of Welda, Kansas, passed away on Wednesday, April 17, 2019, at Parkview Heights, Garnett.
She was born November 5, 1931, in Westphalia, Kansas, the daughter of Curtis and Thelma (McGhee) Koch. Joan grew up on the family farm moving to the Welda area.
Growing up, she enjoyed riding her horse to school, which was about a mile away.
Joan married Clyde Boots on July 22, 1950 in Huntsville, Arkansas. To this union, three sons were born. She worked at various places including a phone operator, was an Avon Representative, worked at the Welda Post Office, and worked side by side by her husband, Clyde on the farm.
She was a member of the Welda Methodist Church. Joan enjoyed her friends in Centerville and various places. She enjoyed ‘date night’ with Clyde when they would go to Kansas City for a dinner and a movie.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Clyde Boots on October 24, 2004; one son, Kenneth Boots on August 8, 1979; one grandson, Waylon Boots; and one brother, Kenneth G. Koch.
Joan is survived by two sons, Stan Boots of Welda, Kansas, Brad Boots and wife Cindy of Welda, Kansas; three grandchildren, Justin Boots and wife Karla of Welda, Kansas, Michelle Spurrier and husband Marlon of Chanute, Kansas, and Evan Boots of Colony, Kansas; seven great grandchildren, Hunter, Lexie, Karson, Haven, Dakota, Stetson and Karlie.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., on Monday, April 22, 2019, at the Feuerborn Family Funeral Service Chapel, Garnett, with burial to follow in the Welda Cemetery, Welda, Kansas. The family will greet friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Crossroads Hospice or to Welda Fire Department.