Juanita S. Boylan, 87, a resident of Ames for 62 years, died Saturday, March 20, 2010 at the Story County Medical Center in Nevada, Iowa. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 27 at 10:00 a.m. at Stevens Memorial Chapel in Ames, Iowa. Burial will follow in Ames Municipal Cemetery. A visitation will be held on Friday, March 26 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Stevens Memorial Chapel.
Juanita Boylan was born July 23, 1922 in Kansas City, Missouri to Hilbert and Mamie (Evans) Sheridan. She married David R. Boylan on March 24, 1944 in Kansas City, Missouri. She graduated from the University of Kansas in 1944 with a degree in Bacteriology. She was employed as a laboratory assistant at Iowa State University from 1948 to 1950.
Juanita was an accomplished organist and was an active member of Campus Baptist Church, where she played the organ and piano for over 50 years. Her love for music was passed to her daughters, Sharon, Elizabeth, and Lisa, who became active in music in their respective churches. She enjoyed the arts, reading, sewing, gardening and traveling.
She is survived by her husband, Dr. David R. Boylan, former Dean of the College of Engineering at ISU; three daughters, Sharon (Lee) Hähnlen of Lynchburg, VA, Elizabeth (Murray) McKee of Carlisle, IA, and Lisa (Kevin) Powell of Walford, IA; one daughter-in-law, Vonny Boylan of Ames, IA; and five grandchildren, Joshua Hähnlen, Anne-Christie (Peggy) Boylan-Ashraf, Matthew McKee,Heather McKee, and Collin Powell.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Gerald Ray Boylan and a granddaughter, Amanda Hähnlen.
Memorials may be sent to the Juanita Boylan Music Scholarship Fund at Faith Baptist Bible College 1900 Northwest 4th St. Ankeny Ia. 50023