Opal Marie Bos, 82, of Colfax, passed away Sunday, May 17, 2020, in Newton. Private family funeral services will be held at the Howard Street Christian Church. Burial will take place at the Colfax Cemetery. There will be an open visitation from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Coburn Funeral Home in Colfax. Memorials may be directed to the family and condolences may be left at coburnfuneralhomes.com.
The daughter of Dave Elmer and Esther E. (Patterson) Borts, Marie was born June 7, 1937, in Colfax. She attended country school through the eighth grade and later received her GED. Marie went into nursing and worked for many years at the Newton hospital and care facilities. She also worked at Smoke Craft as a quality control supervisor and retired from the Jasper County Care Facility. She was united in marriage to Richard Beebe in 1958 and later divorced. She then married George Oliver in 1962 and lived in Newton until his death. She married Dwaine Bos in 1970. In 1982, she found the love of her life Kenny Bos. Marie enjoyed the Cubs, Hawkeyes, reading, puzzles, fishing and camping. Her greatest joy, however, was watching her grandchildren play ball.
Those left to honor her memory include her husband, Kenny; children, Anna (George), Rodney (Kim), Tink (Jr.) and the crabby one, Lois, David (Carrie), Connie (Eric) and Melissa; grandchildren, Katie, Mistie (David), Ashley (Jaci), Chelsie (Nate), Megan (Hannah), Kristen, Abi, Don, Gene (Jen), Karmen (Clint), Kevin (Melinda), Brian, Shawnell (P.J.), CC (DJ), Kassie and Brandy (Michael); great-grandchildren, Dante, Donovan, Lennon, JoJo, Makenzly, Eastyn, Brooklyn, Avalynn, Oliver, Samantha, Nicklaus (Lynn), Eric (Taylor), Bailey, Breanna, Kymberlyn, Nathan, Tyler, Kylee, Lydia (Ian), AJ, Harrison, Elisa, Jeremy, Victoria, Javier, Skyler, Mason, Adrian and Mireya; and 20.5 great-great-grandchildren. Also surviving are in-laws, Judy, Rosie, Ruby (Jerry), Dorothy Smith and Leon Bos; as well as many nieces, nephews and friends. Preceding Marie in death were her parents; children, Glee, Theresa and Gary; husband, George Oliver; grandchildren, Laura and Liam; siblings, Jack, Jim (Beula), Doe (Evelyn) Tootie, Jerry (Doris), Sharon, Bill, Dave (Penny), Jean (Jim), Bonnie (Jack) Marge (Floyd) and Bud; and in-laws, Mary and Katie and Azel Oliver and Henry and Marie Bos; along with several nieces and nephews.