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Linn County Leader - Brookfield, MO
  • Obituary: Harold "Dale" Boley

  • Harold “Dale” Boley, 88, passed away July 19, 2014, at Pioneer Skilled Nursing Center, Marceline.
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  • Harold “Dale” Boley, 88,  passed away July 19, 2014, at Pioneer Skilled Nursing Center, Marceline.
    Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at Delaney Funeral Home in Marceline with Rev. Roger Briggs officiating.  Burial with Military Honors will be in the Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Marceline. Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, July 22 at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to Marceline First Baptist Church and these may be left at or mailed to Delaney Funeral Home 1720 N. Missouri Ave., Marceline, MO 64658.
    Dale was born on January 9, 1926, on a farm north of Brookfield – one of 13 children born to Fred Ray and Gertrude Mae (Cain) Boley.
    As a young boy he attended rural schools and acquired a great love for the outdoors and a proud dedication to hard work.  After enlisting in the US Army at the age of 18, Dale fought on the European front in WWII and earned many honors including the Bronze Star.  After the war ended, he returned home to the Brookfield/Marceline area and shortly afterwards met and soon married Nettie May Yocom on December 15, 1948.  They were blessed with two children – David Dale and Dianne Elaine.  He and Nettie went on to enjoy 65 years of happily married life together until her passing on December 16, 2013.
    Throughout his life, Dale worked for Moore Fans, Marceline News, and Pischel Publishing (Herff Jones).  In later years he and a brother worked construction together.  He had a great love for raising livestock and gardening, which he pursued throughout his life on a small acreage on Santa Fe Ave. Dale was a faithful lifelong member of First Baptist Church where he had served as deacon since 1968, as well as in many other capacities such as Sunday School Teacher, Training Union Leader and Youth Leader.
    He is survived by his son David and wife Becky of Marceline and daughter Dianne of Bevier, was the proud grandfather of Josie Lolli and wife Bridget of Columbia, Evan Boley, and Kelsey Morgan and husband Jonathan of Kansas City and equally proud of his four great grandchildren, Cooper, Addie and Violet Morgan and Sofia Lolli.  Also surviving are a brother Wayne Boley, a sister Norma Clark as well as sisters-in-laws Ruth and Geneva Boley and many nieces and nephews.
    Dale loved following the black and tan hounds on a cold winter’s night and the feel of a hard yank on his fishing line on a hot summer afternoon.  But most of all —- he loved his Nettie, his family and his Lord.

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