In Memory

Jane Brandt (Boese)

MARION -- Mary Jane Boese, 50, homemaker, died Tuesday (Oct. 17, 2000) at her Marion residence.


She was born Oct. 12, 1950, to Walter and Dorothy (Siemens) Brandt in Newton. They preceded her in death. She married Jack A. Boese June 16, 1975, in Newton. He survives. She was a member of the American Legion Post No. 2 Legion Auxiliary. She enjoyed attending American Legion activities and was chaplain for the American Legion for several years. Other survivors include: a brother, Walter A. Brandt III of Lawrence; and a sister, Pamela Mizerany of Lutz, Fla. She also was preceded in death by a son, Jesse Allan Boese. Visitation will be from 1 to 9 p.m. Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Petersen Funeral Home. Graveside service will be 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Greenwood Cemetery with Fr. Ken Shuckman officiating. Memorials have been established with the American Heart Association in care of the funeral home.


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09/01/08 03:36 PM #1    

Connie Hale (Rhodes)

This beautiful woman had many first names, Mary-Jane, MJ, Mary, and Jane pending on the year met her. However, I had the joy of knowing her through all the above.

Jane and I met in our early teens as we marched away our summers in color guard then later drum corps. In the off-months we laughed our way though NHS as friends and locker partners. Life was just a cher-of-bowlies and we enjoyed it to our fullest.

Jane and I did most everything together even though we had completely opposite personalities. But our strong belief and respect towards others and our ability to laugh and cry together, to share and trust our deepest secrets held our commitment and friendship to each other through all things for years to come.

During school hours we each had our own individual lives with separate friends, interest, etc., but after school it was like having a metamorphous change with two identities as we entered our world of Drum Corps in Wichita.
But you would have adored Jane in both worlds.

Jane and I held heart strings that attached across all the miles and through the years until her passing. I know that we all miss her sweet smile and joyful snicker-laugh accompanied by those shiny big brown eyes.

Jane had many friends that hold wonderful thoughts and found memories of her and for that I am so very thankful. I thank all of you for being part of her life and for bringing blessings and joy her way.

In His Grace.
Connie Hale Rhodes

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