Kathleen Bone 1919-2015


Kathleen Mae Lewis Bone, 95, Mayetta, died Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015, at the Apostolic Christian Home in Sabetha.

She was born April 3, 1919, in Circleville, the daughter of Zelie N. and Cora Friend Lewis. She grew up in Holton and graduated from Holton High School in 1937.

Mrs. Bone worked in the Trail­ways Bus Depot-Café and then in the medical offices of Drs. Roy and Ernest Moser on the east side of the Square and later in the old Holton Hospital for 3 1/2 years. She later worked for USD 337 in food serv­ice for 30 years. She and her hus­band lived in Mayetta for 50 years, and she moved to Hoyt after his death.

She was a member of Mayetta Christian Church, where she served as a teacher and church treasurer for several years. She was a mem­ber of the Holton Hospital Auxil­lary, several genealogy societies and a charter member of the Jack­son County Historical Society.

She married Richard J. Bone on Aug. 23, 1941, in Olathe. He died Dec. 10, 1985. She also was pre­ceded in death by a son, Gerald Bone; two brothers, Lloyd and Nelse Lewis; and three sisters, Opal Knibbs, Claridel Deeter and Ruth Corbit.

Survivors include a daughter, Nancy Johnson, Topeka; three sons, Richard “Dick” Bone and wife Patty, Robert Bone and wife Judy and Ronald Bone and wife Linda, all of Mayetta; 11 grand­children; 22 great-grandchildren; and four great-great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Mercer Fu­neral Home in Holton. Burial will follow in Holton Cemetery. Mrs. Bone will lie in state beginning Thursday afternoon. Family will greet friends from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Saturday prior to serv­ices.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Jackson County His­torical Society, sent in care of Mer­cer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 270, Holton, KS 66436.

The Holton Recorder

109 W. Fourth St.
Holton, KS 66436
Phone: 785-364-3141

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