Carolyn J. Boch, age 54, of El Dorado Springs, departed this life on March 8, 2009, after a long courageous battle with cancer. She is now resting peacefully with her Lord and savior.
Carol was born on April 4, 1954, in Kansas City, Mo. She was the daughter of Carl and Marge Pettit. Her father, Carl Pettit preceded her in death.
After graduating high school at Raytown High in 1972. Carol was united in marriage to Mark Boch on June 24, 1972. To this union two children were born: Heather (Boch) Surbrugg and Matthew Boch.
Carol has one sister Mary, Teague, of Cheyenne, Wyo. Carol enjoyed and loved her children and family very much. She was an avid homemaker, daycare provider, and gardener. She also loved shopping for others, cooking and sending encouraging cards to everyone. She will be greatly missed.
Carol was a member of the El Dorado Springs Church of God (Holiness) and a charter member of 54 Cruisers Car Club. She was also a past member of the twilight Gardeners Club.
Those loved ones Carol leaves behind include: her husband, Mark, of the home; her mother-in-law Helen Boch, of El Dorado Springs; her sister, Mary Alice Teague and husband Jack, of Cheyenne, Wyo.; her daughter and son-in-law, Heather and Kenneth Surbrugg, of Joplin; her son and daughter-in-law, Matt and Johnna Boch, of El Dorado Springs; her beloved grandchildren, Abigail and Ian Surburgg, of Joplin, and Gabrielle Boch, of El Dorado Springs. She is also leaving behind many extended family members and a wealth of close friends.
A visitation will be held at Bland-Hackleman Chapel today, from 6-8 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, March 11, at 2 p.m., at the El Dorado Springs Church of God (Holiness), with the Rev. Joe Trussell officiating. Music will be provided by Faith Trussell and Tim Wilson. Interment will follow in the Taberville Cemetery under the direction of Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home.
Pallbearers are: Rance Ridinger, Doug Fox, John McGinnis, Jeremy McGinnis, Don Phipps, and Larry Bland. Honorary pallbears are: Tome Schmeltz, Mike Surbrugg, Jim Ogle, Larry Weinbrenner, Van Baker, Virgil Fox, Jack Teague, and Al Fenske.
Memorial contributions may be made to a college scholarship fund for Carol's grandchildren and left at the funeral home.