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Kathleen Bossler

Van Horne

Kathleen Ann (Stallman) Bossler, 77, passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 19, 2020, at Garden View Care Center in O'Fallon, Mo. Visitation will be held from 4 to 6:45 p.m. Friday, July 24, with a memorial service beginning at 7 p.m. at Phillips Funeral Home in Keystone. Interment will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Patrick Catholic Cemetery in Fairfax. Memorials can be sent to the American Heart Association. Because of COVID-19, masks should be worn during visitation and the service
Kathleen was born March 4, 1943, in Cedar Rapids, the daughter of Francis and Evelyn (Boddicker) Stallman. She graduated from Van Horne High School. On June 1, 1965, she was united in marriage to Gary Bossler in Van Horne. The couple farmed near Van Horne and Kathleen worked as a secretary and bookkeeper at Farm Service in Van Horne for many years. She also worked as an assistant to Joe Conlin with Iowa Realty before moving to Missouri to be near her son Troy and his family.
Kathleen dearly loved her family and was happiest when she was feeding them all, babysitting or helping them in some other way. Although she only had one son, Troy, her nephews, niece and all the next generation were hers to dote on and care for. Nobody staged an Easter egg hunt better than Kathleen! When she was able, she even cared for fellow residents when she lived at Sunnymere Retirement Community in Aurora, Ill., and at Garden View Care Center in O'Fallon, Mo. She never was one to sit still for long.
She is survived by her son, Troy (Meredith) Bossler of Foristell, Mo.; three grandchildren, Ashley, Hannah and Garrett Bossler; her brother, Don (Mary) Stallman of Cedar Rapids; and her sister, Sharon (Stan) Wacha of Cedar Rapids.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Gary, in 2007; and her sister, Joan Schrader, in 1980.
Online condolences: www.phillipsfuneralhomes.com.
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