In loving memory of

Opal Marie Bos
June 7, 1937 - May 17, 2020

Opal Marie Bos, age 82 of Colfax, passed away on 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 on Wednesday from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Coburn Funeral Home in Colfax. Memorials may be directed to the family and condolences may be left at

The daughter of Dave Elmer and Esther E. (Patterson) Borts, Marie was born on June 7, 1937 in Colfax. She attended country school through the 8th 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 the 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, Brooklynn, 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.


Dale and Cheryl McCracken wrote on May 20, 2020:

"Sorry to here of the loss of Marie. I know she will be missed by many. Loosing a parent is the hardest to get over. We will be sending out prayers for all of you. God Bless"

Andy Corr wrote on May 20, 2020:

"I worked with Marie at JCCF/Integrated Health Services in Newton for 9 years. For the last 3-4 years I was the director of the unit she worked on. She had a great heart for both staff and residents and we never had to worry about her doing her job. She was a good shift supervisor and I'll be and even better grandma/mother, etc. One of the things I remember most about her was her "Missouri" language (I called it) saying things like "warsh" for wash. Lisa and I enjoyed working with her very much!!! Andy Corr"

Janice McGee wrote on May 20, 2020:

"We want to express our deepest sympathy for your lost. Marie was a good sister-in-law - kind, caring & joyful to be around. Our thoughts & prayers are with all of you. Janice & Mervin McGee "

scott mikkelsen wrote on May 20, 2020:

"Anna and family I'm so sorry to hear of your Mom and grandmothers passing there is comfort knowing she is no longer in pain and surrounded by those who have passed before her. Scott Mikkelsen"

Lisa Corr wrote on May 19, 2020:

"I worked with Marie for many years at the care facility. She was so sweet and loved by staff and residents. Prayers to all who knew her. "

Elisa Williams wrote on May 19, 2020:

"Marie was such a beautiful soul and was always very kind and loving towards me. She has always treated me like family. I will miss you, sweet Marie. Rest easy with the angels! Elisa M. Williams"

Sally Urias wrote on May 19, 2020:

"I loved Marie even though we hadn?t seen each other since Ashley and Jaci?s wedding. We worked together at the care facility for many years. My condolences to all her family."

Katy Rhinehart wrote on May 18, 2020:

"Loved working with Marie at JCCF. You were a great friend. "

Marilyn Williams wrote on May 18, 2020:

"Marie was my boss at JCCF. She was very caring and a great person to work for! I thought of her often after I left that employment and wandered how she was doing. My sincere condolences to her family for the loss of this remarkable woman. May Marie rest in peace. "

Ryan & Stephanie Gott wrote on May 18, 2020:

"So sorry for your family?s loss; grandmothers are such special people to a family. May you keep her memory alive through carrying on the traditions you created together!"

Deb Mohler wrote on May 18, 2020:

"I worked with Marie at JCCF. She was always very kind and caring to me. I'm sorry for your loss and I hope you can find peace and comfort in this difficult time. "

Karen Garr wrote on May 18, 2020:

"So sorry for your loss prayers to all. She was such a great person and loved everyone."

Pat Kinney wrote on May 18, 2020:

"So very sorry. Evert time I visited Colfax I found a small house full of people -- and love, Unconditional love. And the same has been true of holiday gatherings at the arboretum and parks. I know that will continue because you had a good teacher. And thank you for making Hannah a part of you. We've learned in the last five months that Grandmas never go away. They go on in the hearts and minds of their families and everyone they've touched in a life well lived. You carry on her spirit well. Please feel good about that and God bless you all."

Karrie VanHam wrote on May 18, 2020:

"Will miss Aunt Marie so much..she was always so welcoming and loved us unconditionally..she became like a second gramma after my gramma ( her sister Bonnie) passed away.."