PRATT — Shirley Jean “Wehling” Boots went to be with Jesus Saturday, May 25, 2019, at Ascension Via Christi St. Francis cardio ICU in Wichita after a weeklong health battle. She was comforted by her family at her side. Shirley was born to Fred C. “Fritz” and Hazel I. (Thomas) Wehling on May 7, 1936, at their rural Pratt County farm home. She attended Glendale grade school and Isabel High School. She worked at Jo Mar Dairy in Pratt while her fiancé, Edwin Boots was in the military. On Feb. 11, 1956, she and Ed were married at the Isabel UMC. They began farming in Finney County, retiring in 1998 and moving to Pratt in 2002. Shirley and Ed were part of the 1992 Class of Kansas Master Farmer Homemakers.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her brothers, Lloyd, Clyde (Ruth) and Richard Wehling.
She is survived by her husband, Ed; daughter, Diana (Dr. Jerry) Nixon, of Wichita; sons, Bradley (Alicia) Boots and Brian (Angela) Boots, all of Kansas City, Mo.; grandchildren, Ryan Nixon, Grant (Courtney) Nixon, Aaron (fiancée, Diane Schmit) Boots, David Boots, Dayna Boots and Finley Boots; great-grandson, Riley C. Nixon; brother, Darrel (Rose) Wehling, of Pratt; sister, Beth (Merle) Rose, of Pratt; sister in-law, Phyllis Wehling, of Hutchinson; and many loving nieces and nephews.
Cremation has taken place.
Visitation with family will be from 6-8 p.m. Friday at Larrison Mortuary, 300 Country Club Road, Pratt. Celebration of Life will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 1, at First United Methodist Church with inurnment following at Isabel Cemetery, Isabel.
Memorials may be made to UMC 50/50 Class or Donor’s Choice in care of Larrison Mortuary. Condolences may be left at www.larrisonmortuary.com.