Brenda J. Boehm, 60, of Mapleton, KS, passed away October 11, 2015. Mass of Christian Burial 10:00 am Fri., Oct. 16, 2015 at St. Paul Catholic Church, 900 S. Honeysuckle Dr., Olathe, KS. Burial follows at St. John Catholic Cemetery, 8900 Pflumm Rd., Lenexa, KS. Visitation 5:00 to 8:00 pm Thur., Oct. 15, 2015 at St. Paul Catholic Church, Olathe, with Vigil Prayer at 5:00 pm and Rosary at 8:00 pm. Memorial contributions may be made to Mary Queen of Angels Catholic Church, 705 S. Holbrook St., Ft. Scott, KS 67202, CASA of Bourbon County, PO Box 146, Ft. Scott, KS 66701 or CASA of Johnson and Wyandotte County, 5700 Broadmoor St., Suite 201, Mission, KS 66202. Arrangements: Bruce Funeral Home, Gardner, KS (913) 856-7111. Condolences may be left at www.brucefuneralhome.com
Brenda was born Feb 22, 1955 in Olathe, KS to Edward M. and Marilyn T. (Koch) Boehm. She grew up in Olathe where she graduated from Olathe High School. Brenda graduated from KU with a Bachelor’s in Music Ed and a Masters in Business Admin. She taught band at Harper/Anthony Elementary School and worked for KC Power and Light for 25 years at the Hawthorne Power Plant and as Construction Services Administrator at the LaCygne Power Plant, retiring in 2010. Brenda was a Cantor for the Mary Queen of Angels Catholic Church, Ft. Scott, KS. As an 18 year volunteer for CASA of Johnson and Wyandotte County, Brenda was a “committed voice for abused and neglected children.” In April 2014 she was recognized as the CASA Volunteer of the Year by JO/WY CASA. She also volunteered with the CASA of Bourbon County for 11 years, advocating for 24 kids as a caring and devoted volunteer. Brenda was a re-enactment volunteer for the Ft. Scott Civil War ERA and a volunteer for Johnson County Old Settlers. She was a member of Mary Queen of Angels Catholic Church in Ft. Scott, KS. Her hobbies included dancing, singing, traveling and enjoying life on the farm. She will be dearly missed by family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents. Brenda is survived by brothers, Clement Boehm, Olathe, KS and Michael Boehm, Lenexa, KS; sister, Barbara Boehm, Lenexa, KS; uncle, Raymond Boehm, Ottawa, KS; aunts, Marjorie Hanser, Paola, KS, Catherine Boehm, Seneca, KS, Teresa Brownsburger, Harrisonville, MO, Clara Koch, Montrose, MO; many cousins and her beloved dog “Luke.”