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Saturday, October 2, 2021

Obituary - Bobbie Jean Bohannon

Bobbie Jean Bohannon, 98, of Harrisonville, Missouri passed away on Wednesday, September 29, 2021 at St. Luke’s East Hospital in Lee’s Summit, MO. Visitation will be held on Friday, October 8th from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at Atkinson Funeral Home in Harrisonville. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, October 9th at 1:00 p.m. at Atkinson Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Urich Cemetery in Urich, Missouri.

Bobbie was born on September 1, 1923 in Urich, Missouri, the daughter of Robert Perry and Beulah Marie (Ashbrooke) Overbey. She grew up in Urich, graduating from Urich High School. Bobbie met the love of her life, Orley Nivel Bohannon, and they were married on June 21, 1942 in Flint, Michigan. They enjoyed 36 years together before his passing on March 6, 1979. Bobbie lived in Michigan and Kansas City before settling down in Cass County, spending most of her life in Harrisonville. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Harrisonville, then later Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church, and lastly Antioch Southern Baptist Church.

Bobbie enjoyed reading, completing crosswords and jigsaw puzzles, and watching the Game Show Network, especially Jeopardy. She also had a love for baseball, whether it was watching her son, Larry, her grandkids, or the KC Royals, she likely would ask you to wait until the game was over to do other things, regardless of what it might be, including once when she wanted to postpone a surgery. She was a true matriarch and always put her family at the forefront, often found reading or playing games with her grandchildren, because she always had the time to give to them. Bobbie was blessed to be able to go camping with her daughters, Kay and Vicki, across the country to wherever they could set up their tent. This resulted in trips to over 40 states, the last one being when Bobbie was 87 and they camped throughout South Dakota. After she went into the nursing home, she began to enjoy sitting and watching her hummingbird feeders outside of her window. Bobbie will be missed by all those who knew her, but leaves behind many wonderful memories.

Bobbie was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Orley Nivel Bohannon; her sons: Larry Wayne and Jerry Lee Bohannon; her brothers: Marion Reed Overbey, William Stephen Overbey, and Max Eugene Overbey; and her sisters: Nadine Lucille Smith and Phyllis Madeline Edwards. She is survived by her daughters: Karen Kay Wallace and Vicki Sue (Rick) Mitchell; her 16 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; 19 great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.