Obituaries

Obituaries

William F. "Bill" Boswell 1928 - 2007 Lawrence

Funeral services for William F. "Bill" Boswell, 78, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Burial with full military honors will be in Sutton Cemetery in southwest Douglas County. Mr. Boswell died Sunday, Feb. 25, 2007, at his home.He was born Oct. 11, 1928, in Nowata, Okla., the son of Guy Andrew and Clella Taylor Boswell. He graduated from Liberty Memorial High School in Lawrence in 1948.Mr. Boswell served in the U.S. Air Force and was on duty during the Korean conflict. He worked for the U.S. Postal Service in Lawrence and retired in 1983 after 30 years of service. He then worked for Laird Noller Ford and later for Warren-McElwain Mortuary as a funeral assistant from November 1997 until his death. He was a life member of American Legion Dorsey-Liberty Post No. 14, where he had served as a past post commander and building committee member and had coordinated the honor guard for military funerals for many years. He served on the city/university committee for Haskell Indian Nations University, and also served on the committee to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Liberty Memorial High School. He was a member of Plymouth Congregational Church and the National Association of Letter Carriers.He married Nancy Ann Lee on June 15, 1952, in Rockville, Ind. She died in 1999. He married Nancy Dean Smith on Nov. 16, 2000. She survives, of the home. Other survivors include a son, Burton, Lawrence; two daughters, Melodie Woerman, Topeka, and Marcia Boswell-Carney, Lawrence; three stepdaughters, Cindy Ford and Debbie Toms, Lawrence, and Linda Craig, Olathe; a brother, Edward, Prairie Village; a sister, Edith Klopfenstein, Oklahoma City; four grandchildren; six stepgrandchildren; a great-grandson; and a stepgreat-granddaughter. Mr. Boswell was preceded in death by a sister, Roseanna Sanders.The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the mortuary. A gathering of friends to celebrate his life will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, following the burial, at the American Legion Lounge, 3408 W. Sixth St.The family suggests memorials to American Legion Dorsey-Liberty Post No. 14 Military Honor Guard or a charity of the donor's choice, sent in care of the mortuary.Online condolences may be sent at <a href="http://www.warrenmcelwain.com">www.warrenmcelwain.com</a>, subject: Boswell.