Archive for Friday, March 17, 2006

Bobbie “Bunny” Marie Boeppler

March 17, 2006

Mass of Christian Burial for Bobbie "Bunny" Marie Boeppler, 83, Leavenworth, will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 21, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Leavenworth. Burial will follow in the Mount Calvary Cemetery.

Mrs. Boeppler died peacefully at her home March 15, 2006.

She was a lifelong Leavenworth resident, born Oct. 27, 1922, to Robert and Nell (Arnold) Lonergan.

She attended Sacred Heart grade school and Saint Mary's Academy and was a registered nurse, graduating from the Saint John Hospital-Saint Mary College School of Nursing in 1944. She did private duty for a number of years and worked two years at the old Munson Hospital at Fort Leavenworth and eight years at the former Veteran's Affairs Hospital at Wadsworth. She was a volunteer school nurse and receptionist at Sacred Heart School for eight years and was Dr. Gary Boston's nurse for 12 years until 1992.

After her husband's death, Mrs. Boeppler became the president of his company, Boeppler and Son Rentals and Construction, and continued running it until her death. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and the Altar Society, Saint John Hospital Guild and Kansas State Nursing Association. She was on the board of directors of the First J.C. Jaynes and was vice president of the Mothers Club of Sacred Heart. She was a Brownie leader for 10 years and received the Girl Scout service award.

She married Charles E. Boeppler on Nov. 13, 1949, at the Saint Ignatius Chapel at Fort Leavenworth. He died May 19, 1994.

Survivors include two sons, Charles and Bret Boeppler, both of Leavenworth; five daughters, Sue Kroll and Elcy Ezell, both of Leavenworth, Janelle Fink and Charlyn Myhand, both of Easton, and Rebecca Schmidt, Eureka; 14 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

A visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Barnett-Larkin-Brown Funeral Home, 707 S. Sixth St., Leavenworth. A rosary will be said at 7 p.m.

The family suggests memorials to Sacred Heart Altar Society or Leavenworth Animal Welfare Society, both in care of the funeral home.

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