August 24, 1925 - September 11, 2021
Wilma Jean Boss August 24, 1925 – September 11, 2021 Jean Boss, 96, of Parsons, passed away at 9:00 p.m., Saturday, September 11, 2021 at the Elmhaven Nursing Home in Parsons.
She was born on August 24, 1925 in Fredonia, Kansas to Ray Nathan and Leni Mae (Gillies) Clifton. She grew up in Fredonia and graduated from Fredonia High School in 1944.
Jean came to Parsons in 1950 and worked for Kress’s 5&10 for a year before working for Hallmark until 1956. She was then employed by Howard Frame at Frames Office Supply beginning in the gift inventory department until 1960 when she transferred into working in the office supply part of the business.
She and her husband Gailord, bought the business in 1971 and operated it until 1991 when they sold it to their son, Doug Boss. Jean was an avid bridge and card player.
She enjoyed traveling and especially loved cooking and spending time with her family, and weekends at their home on Grand Lake. She was a member of the First Christian Church and past member of Parsons Business and Professional Women’s Association and the Coterie Club. She and Gailord L. Boss were united in marriage on September 23, 1945 in Parsons. He preceded her in death on January 8, 2013.
Survivors include two sons, Doug Boss, and his wife, Susie, of Parsons, Ron Boss, and his wife, Tammy, of Wichita; Seven grandchildren, Nichola Tippett, Tracey Ingleman, Kelley Surma, Stephen Boss, and his wife, Jordan, Corbett Boss, and his wife, Ashley, Tyler Boss, and his wife, Nicole and Ryan Boss, and his wife, Jenna; sixteen great-grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren.
Jean was preceded in death by her son, Gary Boss, daughter in law, Rena Boss, and two brothers, James “Jim” Clifton and Harold “Hal” Clifton.
Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at the Memorial Lawn Cemetery Patio with Rev. Laurie Lewis officiating. Friends may sign the register book at the funeral home on Tuesday afternoon. Burial will follow in Memorial Lawn Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to the First Christian Church and may be left at or mailed to the Carson-Wall Funeral Home, P.O. Box 942, Parsons, KS 67357.
Online condolences may be left at www.wallfuneralservices.com.
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