Juanita Rose Sheridan Boylan

July 23, 1922March 20, 2010

Juanita S. Boylan, 87, a resident of Ames for 62 years, died Saturday, March 20, 2010 at the Story County Medical Center in Nevada, Iowa. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 27 at 10:00 a.m. at Stevens Memorial Chapel in Ames, Iowa. Burial will follow in Ames Municipal Cemetery. A visitation will be held on Friday, March 26 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Stevens Memorial Chapel. Juanita Boylan was born July 23, 1922 in Kansas City, Missouri to Hilbert and Mamie (Evans) Sheridan. She married David R. Boylan on March 24, 1944 in Kansas City, Missouri. She graduated from the University of Kansas in 1944 with a degree in Bacteriology. She was employed as a laboratory assistant at Iowa State University from 1948 to 1950. Juanita was an accomplished organist and was an active member of Campus Baptist Church, where she played the organ and piano for over 50 years. Her love for music was passed to her daughters, Sharon, Elizabeth, and Lisa, who became active in music in their respective churches. She enjoyed the arts, reading, sewing, gardening and traveling. She is survived by her husband, Dr. David R. Boylan, former Dean of the College of Engineering at ISU; three daughters, Sharon (Lee) Hähnlen of Lynchburg, VA, Elizabeth (Murray) McKee of Carlisle, IA, and Lisa (Kevin) Powell of Walford, IA; one daughter-in-law, Vonny Boylan of Ames, IA; and five grandchildren, Joshua Hähnlen, Anne-Christie (Peggy) Boylan-Ashraf, Matthew McKee,Heather McKee, and Collin Powell. She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Gerald Ray Boylan and a granddaughter, Amanda Hähnlen.

Memorials may be sent to the Juanita Boylan Music Scholarship Fund at Faith Baptist Bible College 1900 Northwest 4th St. Ankeny Ia. 50023



  • Funeral Service Saturday, March 27, 2010
  • Visitation Friday, March 26, 2010


  • Funeral Service, Visitation

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Joe Catlin

April 22, 2010

I was very sad to hear about the passing of Juanita. I have such wonderful memories of my time at Iowa State and getting to know the Boylan's. Jinny and me loved the time in Sunday school and all the good teaching that we got. I remember Lisa and getting to know her a bit. I remember she was afraid of me. I remember Juanita playing for our wedding and how things got off slow after the car accident that slow down the arrival of Dr. Paul. Juanita just keep going and did a great job. I can't say enough how much you all meant to us. I pray the Lord's bleesing on you and your family.

Chris and Melinda Howard

March 27, 2010

We are thinking of you at this time, recalling many good memories.

LeRoy Randolph

March 27, 2010

Dear Dr. Boylan:

We are deeply saddened by the passing of your wife, Juanita. Lorraine and I are praying for special strength from the Lord for you and your family. We are so grateful for the missionary support that you and your dear wife have provided for us. Juanita's father was special to our school, Carver Baptist Bible Institute, and your support for us made the both of you special to us and to all that we minister. May God's love and comfort be experienced deeply, and may the "joy of the morning" that God promises be yours soon.

Tina Halinski (Chamberlin)

March 25, 2010

So sorry to hear of your loss. My earliest memories are playing with Lisa at your house. Thinking of your family at this time.

March 24, 2010

With great sorrow we read about Juanita's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We were very fortunate to be your neighbors for 10+ years. Dick and Marilyn Chamberlin, Sun Lakes, AZ

Herb Brudtkuhl

March 24, 2010

Dr. Boylan and family,
Juanita was such an encouragement to my wife when she was sick even though she herself was not well. We can be very thankful that our wives knew the Lord as their Saviour and we will see them again. May the Lord give you extra strength during this time. God is good and He understands our needs.