Evelyn L. Boatright 1920 - 2009 Topeka
Meriden — Funeral services for Evelyn L. Boatright, 88, of Topeka, formerly of Meriden, will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday at Barnett-Chapel Oaks Meriden Chapel. Burial will be at Meriden Cemetery. Mrs. Boatright died Sunday, Feb. 8, 2009, at Stormont-Vail Regional Health Center in Topeka.She was born Nov. 8, 1920, at Rock Creek, the daughter of Orville Howard and Mary Helen Allen Lincoln. She was a lifelong resident of the Meriden area. Mrs. Boatright was a homemaker. She had formerly worked at Forbes Field in Topeka in civil service during World War II. She was a member of the Grace Baptist Church in Topeka, the Shawnee and Auburn Granges, and the Pleasant Hill Home Extension Unit. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 225 in Ozawkie. She married Joe Ryon Boatright on Nov. 4, 1945, in Topeka. He preceded her in death Feb. 2, 1991.She was also preceded in death by a son, Richard “Rich” Boatright, and a granddaughter.Survivors include a daughter, Mary L. Boatright, Topeka; two sons, Joe Boatright, Meriden, and Phillip Boatright, Topeka; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.The family will meet friends from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral chapel. The family suggests memorials to the Evelyn Boatright Memorial, sent in care of the funeral chapel, P.O. Box 331, Meriden, KS 66512.Online condolences may be sent at barnettchapeloaks.com.