William Stephen “Steve” Boston, 68, of Pleasant Hill, was born, May 20, 1951, in Kansas City, the son of Homer Joy and Helen Irece (Mehuron) Boston. He departed this life, Sunday, June 23, 2019, at his home surrounded with love and family.
Steve was a 1969 Kingsville High School graduate and was a United States Army Vietnam War veteran, serving from 1970-1972.
On March 3, 1973, he was united in marriage to Mona Kay Stephens in Independence, Missouri.
Steve was employed as an Independent Insurance Salesman owning and operating the Boston Insurance offices in Lee’s Summit and Raytown. He had also worked for United Parcel Service and along with his brother at Boston Bros. Trucking. He was very active in Pleasant Hill and the surrounding areas having served on the Pleasant Hill Ambulance Board, the Planning & Zoning Boards, and the Pleasant Hill R-III Board of Education. He was a Life Member and Past Master of Jewel Lodge #480 A.F. & A.M. - Pleasant Hill, Wyoming Chapter #43, R.A.M.- Pleasant Hill, Ivy Leaf Chapter #215 - Pleasant Hill, a 32nd degree Scottish Rite Freemason in the Valley of Kansas City - Orient of Missouri, a Noble of the Mystic Shrine Ararat Shrine Temple – Kansas Cityand served as chairman of the building committee which oversaw the building of the current lodge. He was also aLife Member of the V.F.W. Post #3118, Pleasant Hill, served on the Pittsville Cemetery Association and founded the Gilbert Cemetery Association in 2004. He was also a LifeMember of the National Rifle Association. Steve had his private pilot’s license and loved flying his plane. He enjoyed working in his machine shop, shooting guns, working on his rental houses, and was an avid reader.
Steve was preceded in death by his parents; one brother Sam Boston, and one infant sister, Homeretta Boston.
He is survived by his wife Mona of the home; his son, Hannibal Boston of Pleasant Hill; his daughter and son-in-law Sara and Dave Maguire of Lee’s Summit; his grandson Karson Samuel Boston of Pleasant Hill; his granddaughter, Caroline Grace Maguire of Lee’s Summit; three brothers, James (and Mary) Boston of Pleasant Hill, Mike (and Janet) Boston of Greenwood, and Danny Boston of Lee’s Summit; other relatives and a host of many friends.
Visitation was held Thursday, June 27, 2019, at the funeral home.
Funeral services were held Thursday, June 27, 2019, at the funeral home. Reverend D. Kent Deubner officiated with the eulogy by Mr. Fred Dimmel. Masonic services will be conducted by Mr. Jim Williams, and other members of the Masonic Order, and the Final Salute ceremonywas conducted by Mr. Ron Beatty and members of V.F.W. Post #3118.
Graveside military services and interment followed in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery with full military honors by the U.S. Army and the V.F.W. Post #3118 Honor Guard. Casket bearers were Donnie Bohannon, Dakota Boston, Hannibal Boston, Fred Dimmel, Dave Maguire, and Ron Ponder.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.stanleydickeyfuneralhome.com
Arrangements: Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, 203 N. Armstrong St, Pleasant Hill, Missouri 64080 (816) 540-5550