Mildred D. Bosley, age 81, a resident of rural Walnut, Kansas, passed away Saturday, September 23, 2023, at the Solace House in Joplin, Missouri. She was born June 10, 1942, in Arcadia, Kansas, the daughter of Lewis J. Endicott and Irene Boxley Endicott.
She married Eddie A. Bosley on April 25, 1959. Prior to her marriage, Mildred had worked as a waitress at Greer’s Café, and she also provided babysitting services. Her main occupation was taking care of her family. As the mother of six children, there were many needs to be met. She diligently worked in the garden and canned the fruits of her labor. She also enjoyed making dresses for her daughters to wear.
Caring for others came naturally to Mildred. After her children were grown, she cared for her mother for several years. She later took a job at the Medicalodge in Girard where she worked in the dietary department for ten years. Mildred was a longtime member of the Grace Baptist Tabernacle in Ft. Scott.
Survivors include her six children, Ed Bosley (Melody) of Hutchinson, KS; Teresa Zimmerman (David), Gary Bosley (Christine) and David Bosley (Avis) all of Ft. Scott; Homer Bosley (Nina) of Walnut, KS and Tina Harper (Danny) of Hepler, KS; sixteen grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. Also surviving is a brother, Ron Endicott of Bridgewater, New Jersey.
Mildred was preceded in death by her husband, Eddie Bosley of February 11, 2021. She was also preceded in death by a grandson and a granddaughter, as well as her parents, two brothers and three sisters.
Following cremation, Rev. Paul Rooks will conduct a celebration of life service at 10:30 Monday, October 9th at the Grace Baptist Tabernacle Family Life Center.
Private burial will take place in the Rosedale Cemetery.
Mildred faithfully supported mission projects. Therefore, in lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to either the Grace Baptist Mission Fund where it will be used for the Bearing Precious Seed Ministry or to the Mt. Orum Baptist Church Mission Fund where it will be used for the Shoebox Ministry.
Donations may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, P.O. Box 347, Ft. Scott, KS 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at cheneywitt.com.