Joan Marie Krische Boos

Joan Marie Krische Boos passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on January 6, 2022, at Olathe Health Hospice House.  

Joan was born in Topeka, Kansas on October 15, 1934, to Frank and Pauline (Melchior) Krische, the third of seven children.  The Krische house on Buchanan Street was always full of family and friends, overflowing with love.  Joan grew up actively involved in St Joseph Parish, attending elementary school there and graduating from Hayden High School. For years Joan was an organist at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Following high school, Joan worked for Southwestern Bell Telephone. 

In August of 1955, Joan met the love of her life, Donald G. Boos.  They were married on January 28, 1956. One year ago, they celebrated their 65th anniversary.  A true couple, they were each one-half of the same whole.  They did everything together throughout their lives.  Sadly, Joan lost her beloved husband when he passed away on July 30, 2021. 

Just a year after their wedding, Joan gave birth to her first of four sons. In the early years, Joan stayed home choosing motherhood over a career. She was a wonderful, selfless, caring mother, the constant inspiration behind the success of the family.  When the boys were in school, Joan returned to the workplace.  She was a gifted bookkeeper, an absolute perfectionist.  Joan spent the last 25 years of her career in accounting for the HD Lee Company in Overland Park.  She enjoyed her time and co-workers at Lee.  Joan was an extremely loyal employee always looking out for the company’s interests. Joan’s true passion was her family, her husband, her four sons and their families.    

Joan, a devout Catholic, was a member of Prince of Peace Catholic Church.    

Joan was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Donald G. Boos, her brother Rev. Frank Krische, sister-in-law, Lynne Krische, daughter-in-law, Gina Ross Boos, and grandson, Vincent Edward Boos.  

Joan is survived by her brothers, Jim (Marilyn) Krische, of Chicago, IL, Msgr. Vincent Krische of Lawrence, Larry (Sue) Krische, and Bob Krische, both of Topeka, her sister, Lois (Tom) Phillips, of Olathe, sons, John (Rochelle) Boos, Ron (Jill) Boos, David Boos, all of Olathe, and Don (Cathy) Boos of Salina, KS, along with seventeen grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren. 

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, January 13th, 2022, at 11:00AM, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 227 SW Van Buren St., Topeka, KS. A visitation and Rosary will precede the Mass beginning at 9:30AM. Interment will be at Mount Calvary Cemetery in Topeka, KS following Mass. 

Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Olathe, KS, or St. Joseph/Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Topeka, KS directly or through Brennan-Mathena Funeral Home, 800 SW 6th Avenue, Topeka, KS 66603. 

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