Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Obituary - William A. Boan

William A. Boan, age 74, passed away on Monday, November 7, 2022 at his home in Clinton, Missouri. 

Family will receive friends with a memorial visitation and military honors at Vansant-Mills Funeral Home Saturday, November 26, 2022 from 10 am to 12 pm. 

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to Golden Valley Hospice or The University of Kansas Cancer Center and left in care of the funeral home.

Bill was born September 10, 1948 to Charles and Mary Boan in Kansas City, Missouri. The angels took him home November 7, 2022 surrounded by his family. On June 7, 1968 he married his sweetheart, Mary Simmons. From this union came three daughters: Faith (David) McVey, Heather (Travis) Hunt, and Erin (David) Turner and six grandchildren: Jake, Josh, Katelynn, Lauren, Ian, and Lydia. He is also survived by his siblings: Charlene Willis, Pat Spurgeon, Charles Boan, Harold Boan, Marg Smith, and Ruth Fairbanks.

Bill’s greatest love was his family. His vast knowledge and encouragement guided them daily. His passion for education was instilled in them. He was a devout Christian, and was never happier than on his farm, also a proud naval veteran serving in the Vietnam War.

Bill had a beautiful singing voice and sang at church, family, and community events. He was an avid outdoorsman enjoying time with his brothers in law Kelly, Leroy, Ken, and Mike Simmons.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Vansant-Mills Funeral Home in Clinton, Missouri.

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