Jean Boas


Wilda Jean Boas, 92, of Columbus, passed from this life at 4 a.m. Monday, March 20, 2017, at her home.

Mrs. Boas was born February 10, 1925, in Brown County, the oldest daughter of Charles O. and Lelia Ault McKinney. A homemaker, Mrs. Boas was a certified nursing assistant and an ordained minister. She did missionary work in Jamaica and in the sugar cane fields in Florida. She attended Bethel Holiness Church and Walker Chapel.

Survivors include her children, Della (Bill) Dolan of Hobe Sound, Florida, Randy (Kay) Boas of Columbus, Greg (Lori) Boas of Columbus, Mark Boas of Columbus, Susan (Brian) Johnson of Intercession City, Florida and Tracey (Tina) Boas of Stuart, Florida; grandchildren, Kelly, Kendall, Kristina, Brandon, Kelsie, Leah, Aaron, Andrew, Adrienne, Tara, Taylor, Nicki, Jackie, Ethan, Adam and Moriah; 15 great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Mrs. Boas was preceded in death by her husband, Joe E. Boas; a grandson, Jacob Boas; brothers, Francis, Carl and Russell McKinney and Ralph Lawles; and sisters, Alberta Hendrickson, Martha Baker and Elizabeth Perry.

The funeral will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home on Washington Street with Pastor Carson Scarbrough and the Revs. Nathan Shockley and Roy Hendershot officiating. Family and friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday and from 9:30 a.m. until service time Saturday. Burial will be at Daugherty Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Developmental Services, Inc.

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