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Carolyn Kay Boss

January 24, 1943 — February 16, 2023

Plainwell, MI

Carolyn Kay Boss

Carolyn Kay Boss of Plainwell, MI passed away on Thursday, February 16, 2023, at the age of 80. She was born in Alger, OH on January 24, 1943, the daughter of McCurdy and Thelma (Patrick) Hall.

She attended Wayland High School, following that she married Howard Boss in 1961 at a little white house behind the Wayside Chapel of Otsego, MI. Together they started a family and went on to have six children. For many years she served as the crossing guard for Otsego Public Schools, she worked many jobs throughout the years but her main focus was raising her family. 

She will be fondly remembered for serving as the neighborhood mother of Otsego, taking in and feeding anyone that came by the house. Most importantly she was a woman devoted to God and her lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Carolyn loved to sing, she would sing to people in her house, visit nursing homes, and even was singing at the hospital prior to passing. 

Carolyn is preceded in her passing by her husband of forty-three years: Howard Boss; her parents; daughter: Deann Boss; and twelve brothers and sisters.

Left to cherish Carolyn’s memory are her children: Michael (Connie) Boss, Carrie Green, Shawn (Joyce) Boss, Julie (Timothy) Sheffer, and Terry (Soni) Boss; eight grandchildren and ten great grandchildren; siblings: Deanna Preston, Cheryl Ball, Patsy Wuis, Nancy Hall, and Brenda Workman; and many nieces and nephews. 

In accordance with Carolyn’s wishes public service will be held at Avink, McCowen & Secord Funeral Homes, 120 South Woodhams Street, Plainwell, MI 49080, with a time for visiting on Monday, February 20, 2023, from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. a funeral service will be held the following day on Tuesday, February 21, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. with Bill Rose officiating. Carolyn will be laid to rest with her husband at Hillside Cemetery immediately following the service.

Memorials made in Carolyn’s memory may be directed to the American Heart Association. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.

While at www.amsfuneralhomes.com please take time to sign Carolyn’s guestbook and/or share a memory with her family.

The Boss family is being cared for by the Avink, McCowen & Secord Funeral Homes and Cremation Society, 120 South Woodhams Street, Plainwell, MI 49080. 269-685-5881.

Past Services

Visitation

Monday, February 20, 2023

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Avink, McCowen & Secord Funeral Home and Cremation Society, Plainwell

120 South Woodhams Street, Plainwell, MI 49080

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, February 21, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

Avink, McCowen & Secord Funeral Home and Cremation Society, Plainwell

120 South Woodhams Street, Plainwell, MI 49080

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Burial

Tuesday, February 21, 2023

12:00 - 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

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