Arvilla Boling 1913-2015

Arvilla Boling 1913-2015


Arvilla Marie Boling, 102, of Soldier, passed away Sunday, June 28, 2015, at her daughter's home with family by her side.

She was born May 10, 1913 on a farm near Delia, the daughter of John Alfred and Rosa Lulu (Sum­ner) Patterson.

Arvilla graduated from Emmett High School in 1931. She was a lifelong member of the Delia, Emmett and St. Clere communities. She was a homemaker and farm­wife. Arvilla helped her husband, Gilbert, on the family farm and dairy for many years.

She married Gilbert Lemoine Boling on Oct. 6, 1937, in Topeka. He preceded her in death on July 12, 1980. She was also preceded in death by an infant sister, Gladys; an infant brother, Ralph; a toddler brother, Harold; and a brother, Or­ville.

Survivors include two sons, Del­bert Boling (Rosealee) of Hoyt and Donald Boling (Jean) of Soldier; a daughter, Delores A. "Dori" Harris (Butch) of Soldier; seven grand­children, Scott Boling, Michelle Lewis (Matt), Donna Ashcraft (Dennis), Ronda Lang (John), Kristen Felbush (Levi), Kayla Schreiber (Garett) and Kelsey Pagel (Matt); five great-grandchil­dren, Amanda, Jess, Trevor, Bailey and Autumn; and a great-great-granddaughter, Grace.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 3 at Mercer Funeral Home in Holton. Burial will follow in St. Clere Cemetery. Family will greet friends from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Holton Community Hos­pital Hospice, sent in care of Mer­cer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 270, Holton, KS 66436. To leave a spe­cial message for the family, please visit


The Holton Recorder

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


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