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William C. “Bill” Bolan

Joe Denoyer - November 9, 2017 8:11 am

William C. “Bill” Bolan, age 90, passed away Thursday morning, September 21, 2017, at the Fowler Residential Care Center, Fowler, Kansas.
 
He was born February 6, 1927, at Meade, Kansas, the son of William Cecil and Flossie Mae (Singley) Bolan.  As a young boy he attended the Plains school system, graduating from Plains High School.  After his graduation, he joined the United States Navy, serving during World War II.  After his discharge, he attended Fort Hays State University receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in industrial arts.  He later attended Pittsburg State University where he earned his Masters degree.  A long time resident of rural Plains, he was a teacher and a farmer.
 
He was a member of the Plains United Methodist Church, the Lions Club, Gideon’s International, and the Young at Heart Senior Center.  He enjoyed KU basketball, Kansas City Royals baseball, and spending time with his family and friends.
 
On June 12, 1954, he married E. Antonia “Toni” Gonzales at Plains, Kansas.  She passed away on March 10, 1999.   On July 18, 1999, he married June E. Hollopeter Schelhouse at Estoncia, New Mexico.  She passed away on April 21, 2013.
 
He is survived by a son, Dino Bolan and wife Mary of Plains, Kansas; two stepsons, Carl Schelhouse of the Philippines, and Charles Schelhouse of Carthage, Texas; four stepdaughters, Charlene Golden of New Mexico, Barbara Beach of Salina, Kansas, Elaine Bell of Las Vegas, Nevada, and Debbie Cleveland of Carthage, Texas; two grandchildren, Shea Bolan and Cami Bolan; and two great-grandchildren, Camrin and Connar.
 
He is preceded in death by his wives and a son Tio Bolan.
 
Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, November 11, 2017 at the Plains United Methodist Church.  Cremation has taken place.  Private family inurnment will be in the Plains Cemetery at a later date.
 
The family would welcome memorials to a higher education fund for his great-grandchildren in care of Fidler-Orme-Bachman Mortuary, Meade.
 
Personal condolences may be given to the family at www.fidlerormebachmanmortuary.com