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Rosa Etta Lucas Boss
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Birth: Mar. 6, 1875
Johnson County
Iowa, USA
Death: Apr. 25, 1947
Iowa City
Johnson County
Iowa, USA

Rosa Etta Lucas, daughter of John B., Jr. and Mary Ann (Jelly) Lucas, was born March 6, 1875, at Graham Twp., Johnson County, Iowa.

She married Herbert Eugene Boss, son of Charles Eugene and Cornelia T. "Nellie" (Todd) Boss, April 18, 1900, at Oasis, Johnson County, Iowa.

Five children were born from this union:
1. Arthur Eugene Boss (1901-1974)
2. Ethel Laura Boss (1902-1934)
3. Edythe Marie (Boss)(Hayes) DeFrance (1904-1963)
4. Helen Frances (Boss) Cohenour (1906-1950)
5. Harold John Boss (1909-1916)

Rosa Etta died April 25, 1947, at Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa.

Her husband, Herbert Eugene Boss, preceded her in death April 24, 1933, at Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa.


Iowa City Press Citizen
Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa
Saturday, April 26, 1947


Funeral Services Will Be Held Here Sunday Afternoon

Mrs. Rosa Etta Boss, 72, died at her home at 719 Third avenue at 2:45 p.m. Friday. (*April 25,1947)

Mrs. Boss was born in Graham township on March 6, 1875, the daughter of John and Mary Jelly Lucas. She lived in the county her entire life.

She was married April 18, 1900, at Oasis to Herbert E. Boss, who died in 1933. She was also preceded in death by one son and one daughter.

Surviving are one son, Arthur E. of Cedar Rapids, two daughters, Mrs. Edythe M. DeFrance and Mrs. Helen F. Cohenour, both of Iowa City; 12 grandchildren; five great grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. Matt Demory of Cedar Rapids and Mrs. Lizzie Demory of Iowa City.

Mrs. Boss was a life long member of the Methodist church.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Beckman's with Dr. L. L. Dunnington officiating. Burial will be in Oakland cemetery. 
Family links: 
  Herbert Eugene Boss (1871 - 1933)*
  Arthur Eugene Boss (1901 - 1974)*
  Ethel Laura Boss (1902 - 1934)*
  Edythe Marie Boss Hayes DeFrance (1904 - 1963)*
  Helen Frances Boss Cohenour (1906 - 1950)*
  Harold John Boss (1909 - 1916)*
*Calculated relationship
Oakland Cemetery
Iowa City
Johnson County
Iowa, USA
Plot: Block 26, Lot 9, Space 1
GPS (lat/lon): 41.66965, -91.51913
Created by: MJ (Tilton) England
Record added: Sep 05, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 116573105
Rosa Etta <i>Lucas</i> Boss
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Rosa Etta <i>Lucas</i> Boss
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Rest in Peace
- MJ (Tilton) England
 Added: Sep. 5, 2013

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