Obituary: Chester William Boileau

Submitted by Cheney Witt Funeral Home
Chester William Boileau, age 100, former resident of Redfield, Kan., died Friday, September 8, 2017, at Guest Home Estates, Fort Scott.  
He was born November 2, 1916, in Hiattville, Kan., the son of Joy James Boileau and Cora Skinner Boileau.  He married Eleanor Louise George on June 15, 1941, North of Uniontown.  She preceded him in death on October 7, 2005. Chester farmed and ranched his home farm.  He was active in 4-H and FFA.  He received the Goodyear Award and the Farmers Bankers Award for Soil Conservation in 1975.  He was a member of the Soil Conservation Board.  He was past President of the Mill Creek Watershed.  Boileau Hall at FSCC in named in his honor.  He enjoyed square dancing.  He was a member of the Redfield United Methodist Church and attended the Uniontown United Methodist Church.
Survivors include a daughter, Jeanna Coleen Church and husband Mike, Carlyle, Kan.; a sister, Mary Lee George, Wichita, Kan.; two grandchildren, Clint Church and wife Abi, and Amanda Fischer and husband Dathan; four great grandchildren, Averie Church, Adalie Church, Chloe Fischer and Clara Fischer.  Besides his wife, he was preceded in death by a son, Kevin Boileau; and three brothers, Lewis, Wayne and Lloyd Boileau.
Pastor Lloyd Houk will conduct graveside services at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, in Woods Cemetery, Redfield, Kan.  The family will receive friends from 10 until 11 a.m.Wednesday at the Cheney Witt Chapel, Fort Scott. Memorials are suggested to the Uniontown FFA and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, P.O. Box 347, 201 S. Main, Ft. Scott, KS 66701.  Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at

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