JACKSON - William "Bill" Boitnott, 72, formerly of Charleston and Cape Girardeau, died March 4, 2005, at his home.
Born May 2, 1932, in Scott County, son of the late Elmer and Rose Schaeffer Boitnott, he served with the U.S. Navy during the Korean War from 1950-54. During his career in finance, he was finance manager for 16 years with Ford Groves in Cape Girardeau and was also business manager for the Jackson Knights of Columbus Council. While living in Charleston, he had served as president of the Jaycees and later became a member of the Cape Girardeau Jaycees. He was also a member of the Cape Girardeau Chamber of Commerce and served on the agricultural committee. Boitnott was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Jackson, where he served as lector and usher and was involved in the local and state levels with the Knights of Columbus. He was grand knight of the Bishop Timon Council in Jackson and served as district deputy, State Family Life director and program director. In 1986, he was elected state deputy for the Missouri Knights of Columbus and following this term, he continued service to KC, serving as state bookkeeper and captain of the fourth degree team.
On July 2, 1955, he married Agnes Stricker who survives of the home.
Other survivors include: two sons and daughters-in-law, Richard and Roberta Boitnott of Atlanta, Texas, and Gregory and Laura of St. Charles; two sisters, Carolyn Pazdera of Charleston and Shirley Gay of Mountain Home, Ark.; one brother, Robert Eugene Boitnott of Cape Girardeau and nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Sonny and sister, Virginia Love. A funeral Mass was celebrated at 9:30 a.m. today at Immaculate Conception Church in Jackson with Monsignor Edward Eftink officiating.
Graveside rites and military honors followed at the Calvary Cemetery in Charleston with Monsignor Richard Rolwing officiating.
McCombs Funeral Home of Jackson was in charge of arrangements.
may be sent to the
American Cancer Society
P.O. Box 343
Sikeston, MO 63801
K of C
Catholic Education Fund
or Immaculate Conception
in care of
Immaculate Conception Church
208 S. Hope St.
Jackson, MO 63755