James Oliver Boan, son of the late James Rosco and Sarah Jane Parsons Boan, was born September 1, 1921 in Decatur, Missouri and passed away at Sunrise Senior Living in Chesterfield, Missouri on May 23, 2014, at the age of 92 years.
Mr. Boan, a former resident of Bloomfield, was owner and publisher of The Vindicator weekly newspaper. He was a journalist and authored two published books. He was a proud supporter of the Stars and Stripes Museum in Bloomfield and was a veteran of WWII, serving in the U. S. Marine Corp. He was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Dexter and the Knight of Columbus.
On August 28, 1950, he was married to Clara Marie Wempe in Lincoln, Nebraska. She preceded him in death on June 1, 2012.
Survivors include five children; two sons, James Scott Boan of Crown Point, Indiana, John Boan of Mitchellville, IA; three daughters, Rebecca Hoogheem (Tom) of Chesterfield, MO, Barbara Metcoff (Jerry) of Roxbury, CT, and Elizabeth Lilly (Bob) of Dexter, MO. Also surviving are 11 grandchildren; Brandi, Megan, Alyssa, Katie, Kristen, Sarah, Mark, Laura, Bobby, Josh and Matt; five great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; three brothers, Joseph and Buell both of Nebraska and Gary Boan of Kansas. In addition to his parents and his wife he was preceded in death by two brothers, Johnny and Kenneth Boan.
Friends may visit on Friday, May 30, 2014, after 10:00 am at the Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield, Missouri.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, May 30, 2014, at 11:00 am at the Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield, Missouri with Rev. David Dohogne of Dexter, Missouri officiating.
Burial will follow at the Missouri Veteran's Cemetery in Bloomfield, Missouri with Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home of Bloomfield in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the Stars and Stripes Museum, P O Box 1861, Bloomfield, Missouri 63825.