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Joseph Henri Boutte

Joseph Henri Boutte, 85, died Sunday, April 21, 2019, at his home on the same block in Shawnee where he was born and lived his entire life. He was born March 17, 1934, to Rose and George Boutte. Joe was a lifelong member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, and attended its grade and high schools. He earned a bachelor’s degree in 1956 at St. Benedict’s College in Atchison, now Benedictine College, where he met his wife, Evelyn Rack Boutte. After spending his younger years working on his family’s farm and attending college, he had a 39-year career at Farmland Industries. The rest of his time was devoted to raising his eight children, coaching their teams, playing a little golf, fixing things and helping out everywhere. He sang in the church choir and used his accounting skills to help the parish, and was a past Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus council there.

Joe is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Evelyn, their children, Lynne (Alan) Mestdagh, Cathy, Brian (Monica), Jan (Ron) Brackett, Mary Ford, Chris (Teresa), Paul, and Nancy (Chris) Raile,16 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. 


Visitation and Funeral Mass


Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 25th, at Amos Family Funeral Home, with the Rosary to start at 5:45 pm.  Mass of Christian Burial is at 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 26th, at St. Joseph’s. 


Memorial Contributions


In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Benedictine Sisters of Atchison, 801 S. 8th St., Atchison, KS 66002, or to the Catholic Education Foundation, 12615 Parallel Parkway, KCK 66109.

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13 Comments To "Joseph Henri Boutte"

#1 Comment By Father Michael Stechmann On April 23, 2019 @ 1:27 pm

Dear Evelyn,
Please be assured of the prayers for Joe here at St. Benedict’s in CA. We will be remembering you and your family in our community Masses and prayers.
Fr. Michael Stechmann, O.A.R.

#2 Comment By Christi Miller On April 23, 2019 @ 4:17 pm

Nancy, to you and yours, our hearts go out to you. Peace be with you at this sad time.

#3 Comment By Trudy Rosner On April 23, 2019 @ 4:31 pm

Evie and family,
I am so sorry for your loss. My deepest condolences. I will always remember what a beautiful bride and groom you were when I served at your wedding reception at the Holiday House. You are in my prayers.
With sympathy,
Trudy Rosner

#4 Comment By Laurie Long On April 23, 2019 @ 7:35 pm

The Boutte house was always a place of love and happiness (and powdered milk). I hope you spend this time reminiscing about the times spent in that paneled basement! Hugs and prayers!
Laurie Miller Long

#5 Comment By Kathy Garrison, Benedictine College On April 24, 2019 @ 10:50 am

The Benedictine College community extends heartfelt condolences to Evelyn and children on the passing away of your loved one, Joseph H. Boutte. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

#6 Comment By Sarah Burgess On April 24, 2019 @ 12:20 pm

The entire Boutte family has my sincerest condolences. I am so sorry for your loss.

#7 Comment By Steve Wiley On April 24, 2019 @ 12:58 pm

I remember working for George when I was a kid. Joe was always around and I always liked him. You were just married recently at the time.
I am sorry for your loss and your children’s loss. I will always remember how you helped my Mother as she aged. Thank you both. You are in my prayers.
Steve Wiley

#8 Comment By Bruce & Katherine Mingucci On April 24, 2019 @ 5:21 pm

Boutte Family, so very sorry for your loss. Sending prayers. Bruce and Katherine

#9 Comment By Bob and Elisa Fernholz On April 24, 2019 @ 8:43 pm

Dear Lynne, Sarah and all your family,
Please accept our deepest sympathy for the loss of your father, grandfather, and who Mr. Boutte was to so many. Your loss is heaven’s
gain. He is now risen with Our Lord on no better day than Easter.
God bless you all,
Bob and Elisa Fernholz

#10 Comment By Mary Bates Mangini On April 25, 2019 @ 12:43 pm

Prayers from the Bates Family to the Boutte Family.

#11 Comment By Lindsay Morris On April 25, 2019 @ 5:51 pm

Evelyn, Thank you for allowing me to take care of Jo, as much as he would let me., I wish I could be there but am still dealing with my own health issues. I love you both and I know he is at peace. I will miss our banter and his personality. I am sending you, and all of your children and family my love and prayers.
Lindsay CCH

#12 Comment By Jerry Pfannenstiel On April 26, 2019 @ 10:35 am

Joe was a patient and understanding co-worker and mentor during my work days at Farmland. Had the respect and trust of all that worked with and around him. I am so happy God has another Angel in his arsenal of goodness. Love and prayers to the Boutte family.

#13 Comment By Ralph Textor On April 30, 2019 @ 10:18 am

Dear Mrs. Boutte & Family,

Very sorry to hear of your loss. You are in our prayers.

Lila & Ralph Textor