Etta (Jeffries) Bohon

Obituary of Etta May (Jeffries) Bohon


Etta May (Jeffries) Bohon, age 93, passed away Thursday, September 2, 2021, at her daughter and son-in-law’s home in Sunrise Beach, Missouri.


Etta May was born March 29, 1928 in Hannibal, Missouri, the eldest of seven children born to William H. and Gladys O. (Jones) Jeffries.


Etta grew up in Hannibal, Missouri and graduated from Hannibal High School in 1946.


On November 8, 1947, Etta married Kenneth E. Bohon and to this union three children were born.  They shared 61 years, 8 months until Kenneth’s death in 2009.  Etta and Kenneth lived in Louisiana, Cape Girardeau, and Kirksville, Missouri before moving to the Lake of the Ozarks in 1973.


Etta May worked various jobs outside the home including an operator with Southwestern Bell, retail stores, in-home daycare and over 25 years as a volunteer at Lake Regional Hospital, but always felt being a loving wife and mother of three was her best achievement. 


She was a lifetime member of the Lake Regional Hospital Auxiliary and member of the Kirksville Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star.


Etta May is survived by her children, Kent Bohon (Jane) of Edina, Missouri, and Patti Gallina (Byron) of Sunrise Beach, Missouri.  She is further survived by daughter-in law, Jean Bohon of Rogersville, Missouri; five Grandchildren, Kenton Bohon (Mary) of Kirksville, Missouri, Michael Bohon (Serenity) of Kirksville, Missouri, Jill Diehl (Colin) of Blue Springs, Missouri, Lisa Tillman (James) of Ozark, Missouri and Justin Bottomley (Kelly) of Colorado Springs, Colorado; thirteen Great-Grandchildren, Mitchel and Abigail Blue Bohon, John, Andrew and Jake Kenneth Bohon, Coltin, Brayden and Ethan Diehl, Alexis, Molly and Lauren Schuder, Thomas Kenneth and Kasey Bottomley; two brothers, Don Jeffries of Hannibal, Missouri, and Danny Jeffries (Joyce), of Hannibal, Missouri; two sisters, Jean Hitt of Columbia, Missouri and Sherry Greenwall, of Hannibal, Missouri; and several nieces and nephews. 


Etta May was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth, son, Mark Bohon, parents, William and Gladys Jeffries, sister, Shirley Lake and brother, Gary Jeffries.


At Etta’s request, no services will be held at this time. 


Memorial donations in her name are suggested to the Shriners Children's Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri or Freedom Cemetery (P.O. Box 242, Montreal, MO 65591).


Shriners Children's Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri or Freedom Cemetery (P.O. Box 242, Montreal, MO 65591)