Karen Ann was born on April 18, 1939 in Wathena, Kansas to Emmett & Anna F. (Ramsel) Ritter.
She was a member of the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church & St. Joseph’s Women’s Council both of Wathena. Music played a big role in Karen’s life. She was a music teacher at Wathena High School & taught private vocal & piano lessons for many years. Karen was a member of the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church Choir, serving as choir director for 35 years. She was also a longtime member of the St. Joseph Community Chorus.
Karen Ann married Michael Boos on August 20, 1966 in Wathena, Kansas. He survives of the home.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Additional Survivors: 3 daughters, Bridget Shue (Cory) of Wathena, Kansas; Janna Braithwait (Austin) of Leawood, Kansas; Nan Boos of Wathena, Kansas; 5 grandchildren, Jarin & Ritter Braithwait, Grant, Gehrig & Graycen Shue; brother, John Emmett Ritter (Kathy) of Bakersfield, California and numerous nieces & nephews.
Funeral Mass: 10:30 A.M. Monday, February 10, 2014 at the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Wathena, Kansas. Rosary 5 P.M. Sunday evening at the church, with visitation to follow until 8:00 P.M. Friends may call after 9 A. M. Saturday at the Harman-Rohde Funeral Home in Wathena, Kansas. Burial: Mount Calvary Cemetery, Wathena, Kansas. Memorials: St. Joseph’s Catholic Church Choir, Doniphan County Home Health, Kendallwood Hospice or Donor’s Choice.