Kathy Boaz, pastor’s wife, dies

Kathy Boaz, pastor’s wife at First Baptist Church, Troy, Kan., died Tuesday, Nov. 3, at her home after an illness.

She was born on July 13, 1944, in Topeka, Kan., to Glenn and Grace (Howland) Sullivan.

She was a housewife who was very active in her church and community.

She married Jerry Boaz on April 27, 1968, in Topeka. Jerry survives of the home.

Kathy was preceded in death by: her parents; her aunt and uncle, Vivian and Leon Howland, who raised her; a sister, Vivian Branscom; brothers, Mervin Sullivan and Ray Sullivan.

Additional survivors include: two daughters, Tammy Walker and Rebecca Boaz, both of Bonner Springs, Kan.; a son, Chris Boaz (Felieta), of St. Peters, Mo.; five grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and one on the way; sisters, Jeannine Bechtold, Glenda Butner, Judy Hetz and Nellie Brockhoff; brothers, Donald, Reuben, Walter, Gary and Mike Sullivan; numerous nieces and nephews.

The funeral was held Monday, Nov. 9, at First Baptist, Troy. Burial was in Prairie Home Cemetery, Topeka.

Memorials may be sent to First Baptist Church, Troy, or Midland Ministries.

Harman-Rohde Funeral Home, Troy, was in charge of arrangements.