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Mae Marie Boss

Mae Marie Boss of Kalamazoo, MI passed away Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at Alamo Nursing Home surrounded by her loving family. She was born March 20, 1934 in Allegan, the daughter of Edward and Mariette (Thurston) Regnier. Mae Marie was a custodian at Cooper Schools for many years and had also been an Avon Representative and Tupperware Salesperson. In her free time she liked flower gardening, painting and sketching, doing puzzles and reading. She enjoyed volunteering at her church teaching Sunday school with her husband. Mae Marie loved spending time with her family especially her grandchildren. On June 8, 1952 she married Donald E. Boss who passed away in 1993.

Surviving are her children, Bobbie Boss of Kalamazoo, Donald (Judy) Boss of Otsego and Neil (Alison) Boss of Portage; daughter-in-law, Nancy Boss of Delton; grandchildren, Brian, Seth, Leah, Amber, Taylor, Jennie, Elise and Anna; great-grandchildren, Lauren, Abbie, Hannah, John, Elieanna and Evelyn and her brother, Delmar Regnier. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son, John Boss and siblings, Betty, Carol and Alan.

According to her wishes cremation has taken place.

Private family burial of ashes will take place at Hillside Cemetery in Plainwell.

A celebration of Mae Marie’s life will be held at a later time.

Contributions in memory of Mae Marie may be made to the First Baptist Church of Plainwell.

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Tim Allen

September 2, 2020 at 7:48 pm

Don and family:

It’s never easy to say goodbye but as we all know, your mom just made the list of 1st Baptist of Plainwell of all those that watched us grow up and are gone, grow a bit more. What a reunion that must be. Remember that this is not the end and I believe she is more alive now than she has ever been


Tim Moore

September 3, 2020 at 4:22 pm

Sorry for your loss…she always treated us with respect and kindness..may she Rest In Peace


Lana Mason

September 3, 2020 at 5:02 pm

Don and Judy. So sorry for your loss. Mae Marie was such a great person.

Never dare to call her just Mae!

Lana and Gage


Lynne Boss Fahrne

September 3, 2020 at 5:12 pm

My aunt was a awesome, kind, caring, loving and compassionatate lady. I always love to her stories of the cousins and us when we were younger. We always had a great time there. Don, Neil and family. My deepest sympathy to all of you. My heart aches for all of you. I love you. God bless all of you ❤


Cristal Boss

September 3, 2020 at 5:33 pm

Aunt mae marie im so glad i got to see and know you my whole life. U will be missed but never forgotten u will always be in my heart


Julie Sagas

September 3, 2020 at 5:49 pm

My deepest condolences to The family!

She was a woman of the deepest kindness caring understanding, she had a voice of Angel she talked so ever softly and always a smile…she definitely showed The HOLYSPIRIT through all these ways she lived her life to be like JESUS…she was Aunt Mae to me

May she rest in Peace

love julie


Shawn boss

September 3, 2020 at 5:52 pm

Ant Marie loved everybody it didn’t matter who it was. She will be deeply miss by me. She always said I was her faverit nephew she drive all the way to Annbor when i had my hearty surge she stayed all day with me. She drive all by herself up there. My symphony gose to you boys we will miss your mother deeply. She was a good mother.


John and Pam oisten

September 3, 2020 at 6:03 pm

She was great person my wife Pam use to Avon from and went to her party’s she will be missed she was great friend may God be with you and your family God bless


Bill and Jeanne Cooper

September 3, 2020 at 6:36 pm

Don and family, please accept our condolences on the passing of your mom. She is now in her heavenly home.



September 3, 2020 at 8:00 pm

I’m so sorry for your loss she was a wonderful person she helped me so much she was like my mom but her book is done here on earth and our heavenly father is requesting her presents to help someone up there she will be missed very much


Todd Overhuel

September 3, 2020 at 8:36 pm

First of all very very sorry for your loss. 2nd I’ll say Mr Boss was favorite person at Cooper. I would come home and say Mr. Boss said this and my mom would say no…you’re thinking of Mr. Hindbaugh. She didn’t know until later that there was an actual Mr. Boss

I was out of Cooper before Mrs Boss worked there. I called my mom (who worked at Cooper for years Pam Overhuel) to tell her and she was very sad.

She said Mae was one of the sweet people. I asked what like sugar sweet? because I had bad reception. She said yes sweet as in one of the nicest people you could ever meet.

I can still picture Mr Boss…with a thousand keys on his side and my mom is heart broken about Mrs Boss because she said that there only so many sweet people in this world and we just lost one.

Again we are so sorry for your loss.., and for my lousy spelling.


patricia` cutler

September 3, 2020 at 9:04 pm

I am so sorry for the loss of Mamie.I remember all the great times I had with her and Don.She will be missed.I remember my mom,Louise Cutler, telling me she used to babysit Mamie as a child.She’s with Don now and will suffer no more.My prayers are for the family


Penny K Baker

September 3, 2020 at 9:38 pm

MaeMarie was one of the best friends I ever had in this life. Our adventures were insanely hilarious. We laffed together. Cried together. Went to writer’s class together. She was a gifted writer. Shared our deep secrets. She was there for me when my son died. She turned Everything into a great story. Made the Best quiche in the world! She shared simply about Christ. I Know She Ran into His Arms. Home at Last. Love you forever my Friend.


Kim & Craig Reed

September 4, 2020 at 7:53 am

So sorry for your loss Don & Judy. Hugs and prayers


Verlen & Judy Miller

September 4, 2020 at 10:22 am

Don & Judy,

Sorry to hear this. Praying for you and family.


Jackie (Hawkins) Wiseley

September 4, 2020 at 10:57 am

I am sadden to hear of the passing of your mom. I know there has been a great reunion in Heaven. My condolences to the family and close friends.

I remember your folks from Cooper School, always a kind and happy presence at the school and you could count on them. I remember one day I was upset and your mom was there and asked me what was wrong. “my dad’s car is here but I can’t find him” well it was because your folks had purchased that car from my dad. its a good memory now and brings a smile to my face. My mom (Charlene Hawkins) also worked at Cooper School, helping out in the lunch room and noon recess so the teachers had a break. My folks always spoke highly of your family.

I visited with Mae Marie a few years ago while my mom was at the Alamo Nursing home,. part of the welcoming comity there , we chatted about the car and school. Same kind lady I remember from my childhood. She will be missed greatly but what a reunion there has been with your dad, my folks and so may other great people.


Mark chapman

September 4, 2020 at 11:07 am

Don and Judy, so sorry to hear this. I’ll be praying for you and your family


Franny Laster

September 4, 2020 at 12:51 pm

I am so sorry to hear of Mae”s passing. She was a very nice and caring lady. I remember when I was younger, she would take us to Church and let us play in her yard. In my later years she was my Avon and Tupperware lady. She was always watching over the neighborhood. My dad Lived across from her. One day she could not get a hold of me, so she drove all the way out to Allegan Country Medical Care where I worked, to let me know he was not well. I was so great full for her kindness that day. I am glad I got to go visit with her a few months ago at Alamo Nursing care. I found her to be the same kind and caring person to other residents and staff. She will always be in my memories from time to time, God Bless her family


Richard Ueck

September 4, 2020 at 8:20 pm

Our prayers are with your family.

Rich and Dawn Ueck.


Lora and Rodney Kappis and Leonard Sours

September 4, 2020 at 11:28 pm

My condolences to the family Mae Marie was a part of my life for a long time. I was very young when she would come to my parents selling avon my mom and her would have a visit later on in my life she became my tupperware lady and I was recruited by her to sell tupperware . She was such a sweet and kind soul . Mae Marie you will be remembered fondly and what a reunion in heaven with all your family and friends. God Bless You


Lloyd & Louise Clawson

September 5, 2020 at 8:54 pm

So sorry to hear about Mae Marie’S passing. Lloyd went to High School with Mae Marie. She attended some class reunions. She did not graduate from Allegan High School but was always on the class listing and always invited to the reunions. She lived across the street, in Otsego , from us for some time. Always friendly and welcoming.

We will miss her smiling face. Prayers for Don and the Family.


Ron and Brenda Conley

September 5, 2020 at 11:25 pm

To the Boss family. Ron and I send our love with hugs for the loss of your mother. We live in expectation of the reunion with our Heavenly Father and those who have gone before us. God bless you all as you journey on.


Marchien Marshall

September 6, 2020 at 6:05 pm

So sorry to hear about Mae Marie’ passing. I have many good memories of times we went to Bible study together and how kind she and Don were to our children and I when my husband had cancer. So many times I can remember. So many fond memories.

Praying for all of you kids. God bless



Kay Mero (social worker Alamo)

September 7, 2020 at 1:04 am

Boss family, Mae Marie was one of a kind, she was so gifted in her ability to make friends and look over them to make sure their needs were taken care of. I will always remember her sense of RIGHT./WRONG She was a true friend to many in the Nursing Home. She will be missed . I could always get her to change subjects if I brought up Tupperware and her career in sales. Thank you for sharing her with us.


Ellyn Deneau

October 25, 2020 at 8:46 pm

Don and Judy:

So sorry to hear about your Mom ( Don) I have fond memories as a child

visiting at her house. I remember she always had a smile for everyone.

I am sure she will be missed by your family.

Love, Ellyn Deneau


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