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Obituary for Judith A. Boline

Judith Ann Boline, 81, Olathe, Kansas, passed away Sunday, November 20, 2022,  at Goshen Home Care, Overland Park, Kansas.  A Celebration of Life will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, December 17 at New Life Community Church, 17935 S. Moonlight Rd, Gardner, Kansas. A visitation will be 5-7:30 p.m. Friday, December 16 at New Life.  Inurnment in Gardner Cemetery, Gardner, Kansas. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to New Life Community Church.  Condolences can be left at

Judith was born on August 4, 1941, in Allen, Kansas, to Merle D. and Luella Beth (Leavell) Simmons.  She grew up in Allen, Kansas, and graduated in 1959 from Northern Heights High School where she was a cheerleader.  Judith married Leonard Boline on August 30, 1959, in Allen, Kansas.  Judith followed her husband’s career with Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company.  They lived in Lawrence, Topeka, Carbondale, Wamego and Colby, Kansas, where she raised her children, supporting them through their school years and activities.  She formed community relationships while working as a pharmacy assistant and at Colby Medical Clinic.  Judith and Leonard lived in Gardner for 40 years.  She was a member of New Life Community Church, served on the Women’s Ministry Team, taught Women’s Bible studies and high school/youth small groups.  Judith attended Bible Study Fellowship and was an active member of PEO.  She was a storyteller at local libraries and a Youth Friends and Catholic Charities volunteer.

Judith was preceded in death by her parents; siblings: Carol Bryson, Lawrence Simmons and Martha Simmons and daughter-in-law Cindy Boline.  She is survived by her husband Leonard; children: Adrian Patrick Boline of Spring Hill, Kansas, Robin Bruce (Kim) Boline of Olathe, Kansas, Beth Ann (Martin) Cramer of Springfield, Missouri, and Leonard Chad (Stacy) Boline of Spring Hill, Kansas; siblings: Bruce (Patricia “Tom”) Simmons, Susan (Chuck) Partridge and David (Connie) Simmons; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Judith found so many ways to serve the community and her church as she daily lived what she believed — Love God, Love People.  She was active and dedicated to her family and friends as she encouraged them to develop their faith and deepen family bonds.  She was a mentor for women and many followed her example.  She enjoyed supporting her children and grandchildren — rarely missing a ballgame, music concert, dance recital or event.  She took an active interest in their endeavors, creative passions and other amusements and phases they experienced during their formative years.  She would listen for hours and would even do research on her own so she could engage in conversations.

She was a dear friend to many and held relationships close in her heart, praying often and checking in when she knew others needed encouragement. Her passion for loving and her quick wit will be greatly missed by all who knew her.