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Marvel L. Boston

February 12, 1938 — May 14, 2023


Marvel (Leidig) Boston was born on February 12th, 1938 to Cecil and Dorothy (Finch) Leidig.  Marvel was the second oldest of nine children.  From an early age, Marvel’s personality shone through as she provided care for her siblings.  Young children always were special in her eyes.  Marvel met her future husband Robert Boston while roller-skating and they were married on November 20th, 1955.  To this union was born Debbie, Kim, and Tammie.

Marvel dedicated her life to her family and friends.  In addition to raising her three children, she was record keeper for the family.  The farms financials and calendar, the weather, the growing generations, she kept track of the flow of the family.  Marvel never just stood by.  Some farm tasks just require two sets of hands and Marvel was always there to work the fields, put up hay, repair equipment or go for parts and supplies as long as she could be home by the time the kids got off the bus. No matter the task at hand, she was always there to support her husband, encourage her children and mentor her grandchildren.  Whether it was planting, harvesting, working cattle, making furniture, cooking, crafting, vacationing, hunting or dancing, Marvel was intensely interested and engaged with her life.  Marvel served others first.   She would be the first up to set the table for others and the last to eat herself.  Marvel lived a life of love, loyalty, and exploration with a passion that can only be described as fierce.

Marvel (Leidig) Boston passed from this life on May 14th, 2023 at Meadowlark Hills Retirement Community in Manhattan, KS at the age of 85 years.  Marvel was proceeded in death by her husband Robert (Bob) Boston; son Kim Boston; and daughter Tammie Fournier; brother, Lonnie Leidig; sisters, Joyal Crain, Celia Schmidt and Linda Leidig; brother-in-laws Ernie Scheetz and Robert (Bill) Shorman.

 She is survived by her sisters Zetta Scheetz, Carol Shorman, and Wilma (Maceo)  Leatherwood; brother, Jerry (Susan (Sue)) Leidig; daughter Debbie (David(Dave)) Nutsch; daughter-in-law Georgia Boston; son-in-law Kirk Fournier; sister-in-law Peggy Leidig; brother-in-law Richard Schmidt; seven grandchildren;  seven great-grandchildren; one great-great grandson and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be Saturday, May 27, 2023, at 2:00 p.m., at the Morrowville Christian Church burial will follow at the Washington City Cemetery.

Visitation with family greeting friends will be Friday May 26th, from 6pm – 8pm, at the Morrowville Christian Church.

Memorials are requested to the Washington Co. Historical Society, and may be sent in care of the funeral home.

Tibbetts-Fischer Funeral Home is assisting Marvel’s family with these arrangements,  

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation with family greeting friends

Friday, May 26, 2023

6:00 - 8:00 pm

Morrowville Christian Church

111 Elm St, Morrowville, KS 66958

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Funeral Service

Saturday, May 27, 2023

2:00 - 3:00 pm

Morrowville Christian Church

111 Elm St, Morrowville, KS 66958

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