Saturday, December 4, 2021

Obituary - Doris Evelyn Folsom

Doris Evelyn Folsom, 86, Harrisonville, MO, passed away Wednesday, December 1, 2021 at her home. Inurnment/Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, December 6, 2021 at Mt. Washington Cemetery in Independence, MO. Memorial contributions may be made to Susan G. Komen Cancer Center (

Doris was born September 27, 1935 in Winfield, KS, a daughter of Emery and Violet (Leach) Lanier. She was a 1954 graduate of Atlanta, Kansas High School and immediately after graduating, she joined the U. S. Navy, serving in 1955 and 1956. Doris was united in marriage to Eddie Robert Boles in Wichita, Kansas in 1956 and they were married for 9 years before getting a divorce. Doris married Robert Franklin Folsom on July 21, 1981 in Buchanan, MO.

Doris had worked at the Federal Building downtown Kansas City, MO as a file clerk for 25 years before retiring in 1999. She had lived in Winfield, KS until 1960 before moving to Kansas City in 1960, where she lived until moving to Harrisonville in 2005.

Doris was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Robert on May 25, 2001, one brother, Orville Lanier, and a brother-in-law, J. D. Williamson. She is survived by two sons, James Boles, (Laurel) Harrisonville, MO and Robert Boles, DeSoto, KS; one daughter, Dana Folsom, Warsaw, MO; one brother, Lester Lanier, Douglass, KS; one sister, Thelma Williamson, Douglass, KS; sister-in-law, Gertrude Lanier, Edgerton, MO; 7 grandchildren: Perry Boles (Tami), Kody Boles, Kelsey Gordon (Joel), Dusty L. Boles, Gabrielle Harris, Alisha Emery, and Kayla Laffoon, and 7 great-grandchildren. Also, numerous nieces and nephews.

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