Myrtle Irene Bones

Myrtle Irene Bones, 88, of Gardner, Kansas, passed away Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020, at Good Samaritan Skilled Nursing Facility, Olathe.

Graveside services will be 11 a.m., Friday, Dec. 11, 2020, at Highland Cemetery, Ottawa. Mrs. Bones will lie in state 4-8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020, at Dengel & Son Mortuary, Ottawa. Interment Highland Cemetery, Ottawa. Family and friends are encouraged to post their condolences and memories on Myrtle’s Tribute Wall at

Myrtle was born Dec. 28, 1931, at Ottawa, Kansas, the daughter of Marion Albert and Rozella Hope (McCann) Schmoe.

She lived in various locations including Wichita,1956-1969; Lawrence, 1969-1971; Ottawa, 1971-2001; and Gardner, Kansas.

She graduated from Rantoul High School with the class of 1949.

Myrtle was united in marriage to Lester LeRoy Bones, Aug. 20, 1955, at Ottawa. He preceded her in death on April 10, 1998.

She was employed as a seamstress with H.D. Lee for 18 years, retiring in 1987.

She was a member of the Ottawa Trinity United Methodist Church, American Legion Auxiliary, and Union Chapter No. 15, Order of the Eastern Star of Ottawa.

Myrtle loved the time she spent with her family, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. She enjoyed sewing and was a skilled, avid quilter.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; son, Keith Bones; and five siblings, Homer Schmoe, Donnie Nichols, Dorothy Gilpin, Floyd Schmoe, and Mollie Lee.

Survivors include three children, Kenneth (Gayle) Bones, of Gardner; Jeanette Matney, Gardner, and Mary (Fred) Guyll, of Independence, Missouri; nine siblings, Gladys Butter, Hazel Guyett, George Schmoe, Jean Jones, all of Ottawa; Janette Millbern, of Richmond; Virgie Sink, of Ottawa; Merlin Schmoe, of Baldwin; Dale Schmoe, of Ottawa; and Audra Detwiler, of Richmond; daughter-in-law, Cindy Bones, of Spring Hill; and 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Posted online on December 09, 2020