Elihu Meridath Boan

December 18, 1926May 13, 2018

Elihu Meridath Boan Jr., 91, of Westphalia, Kansas passed away at home surrounded by his loving family on Sunday May 13, 2018. He will forever be remembered as a devoted husband, loving father, grandpa, great grandpa, great-great grandpa, brother, uncle and friend to everyone he met. “Junior” as he was well known by his family and friends was born on December 18, 1926 in Okmulgee, Oklahoma to Elihu Meridath Sr.and Brooks J. (Grandstaff) Boan. He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. Nothing gave him more pleasure than working on the farm, and driving his John Deere Tractor. He will be sadly missed.

Elihu is preceded in death by his parents: Elihu Sr. and Brooks Boan, four brothers, Leo Boan, George Boan, William (Bill) F. Boan and Joe L. Boan, three sisters, Dorotha Betts, Edna Gains and Mattie Vosseller. He is survived by his wife of 67 years Shirley Ann (Keele) Boan and daughter Barbara Ann Holler both of the home and daughter Elizabeth (Betty) Cartwright and her husband Roger of Hutchinson, Kansas. Left behind to cherish his memory are his three grandchildren, Samuel M. Bennett and his wife Paula, Donna Lee Clyborne and her husband Robert and Mari Jane Edwards. He is also survived by his 11 great grandchildren and 6 great-great grandchildren. Elihu is also survived by his three sisters, Ruble Miller of Kansas City, Kansas, Kearl Hannon of Oolagah, Oklahoma and Ila Griffin of Collinsville, Oklahoma.

Funeral service 11:00 a.m. Friday, May 18th at the McGilley & Frye Funeral Home 105 East Loula Street Olathe, Kansas. Burial in Greeley City Cemetery Greely, Kansas. Visitation will be 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Thursday, May 17th at the funeral home.

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  • Elihu Meridath Boan Sr., Father
  • Brooks J. (Grandstaff) Boan, Mother
  • Leo Boan, Brother
  • George Boan, Brother
  • Shirley Ann (Keele) Boan, Wife
  • Elizabeth (Betty) Cartwright, Daughter
  • Roger Cartwright, Son-in-law
  • Barbara Ann Holler, Daughter
  • Donna Lee (Robert) Clyborne, Granddaughter
  • Samuel M. (Paula) Bennett, Grandson
  • Mari Jane Edwards, Granddaughter
  • Jonathan Dick, Great Grandson
  • Robert Clyborne, Great Grandson
  • Amanda Clyborne, Great Granddaughter
  • Micheal Bennett, Great Grandson
  • Kaitlyn Bennett, Great Granddaughter
  • Kim Schmidt, Great Granddaughter
  • Benjamin Bennett, Great Grandson
  • Johnny Burnett, Great Grandson
  • Loren Burnett, Great Grandson
  • Chelsie Burnett, Great Granddaughter
  • Carter Edwards, Great Grandson
  • Carson Edwards, Great Grandson
  • Dakota Dick, Great Granddaughter
  • Jacob Dick, Greart-Great Grandson
  • Dahlia Dick, Great-Great Granddaughter
  • Skyler Clyborne, Great-Great Grandson
  • Keland Clyborne, Great-Great Grandson
  • River Clyborne, Great-Great Grandson
  • William (Bill) F. Boan, Brother
  • Joe L. Boan, Brother
  • Dorotha Bettes, Sister
  • Edna Gains, Sister
  • Mattie Vosseller, Sister
  • Ruble Miller, Sister
  • Kearl Hannon, Sister
  • Ila Griffin, Sister

  • Johnny Burnett, Pallbearer
  • Loren Burnett, Pallbearer
  • Samuel Bennett, Pallbearer
  • Chelsie Burnett, Pallbearer
  • Mari Edwards, Pallbearer
  • Donna Clyborne, Pallbearer


  • Visitation Thursday, May 17, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, May 18, 2018

Elihu Meridath Boan

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