SIEUWKE "SUE" BOS Sunday, March 11, 1928 - Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Mrs. Sieuwke “Sue” Bos, age 89, of Billings, Missouri, passed away peacefully in her home with family at her side, on Wednesday, May 10, 2017. She was born on March 11, 1928 in Baflo, Province Groningen, the Netherlands, the daughter of Hommo and Alice (van Dyke) Datema.

Sue came from Holland in 1949 and became an American Citizen in 1956. Also, before she left Holland, on March 11, 1948, she became engaged to Albert Bos, Sr., whom she married in the United States on September 27, 1949, in St. John's Evangelical and Reformed Church, later becoming St. John's United Church of Christ and St. John's Chapel, in Springfield, Missouri, where they both remained faithful members until their deaths.

Sue was an active member of the Christian County Extension Club; the 4-H Club; and served on the board of directors for the Billings Senior Center.

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 45 years, Albert Bos, Sr., on November 19, 1994; her parents; a brother, Hank Datema, and an infant brother; and two sisters in law, Joanne and Ellie Datema.

Sue is survived by four children and their spouses, Ralph and Roetta Bos, Albert Jr. and Angela Bos, Henry and Debby Bos, and Alice “Susie” and husband Dr. Doug Corrie; 12 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, and five great-great grandchildren; and four siblings, Pete Datema, Corneil Datema and wife Shirley, Ralph Datema, and Alice Datema. Sue will be missed not only by her family, but also by her many friends, church, and community.

A visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., Monday, May 15, 2017 in Meadors Funeral Home, 101 NE Pine, Billings Chapel. The funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, May 16, 2017 also in the funeral home. Burial will follow in Rose Hill West Cemetery, Billings. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice Compassus, 1465 E. Primrose, Springfield, MO 65807. Online condolences may be shared on this website.

Service Details: A visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., Monday, May 15, 2017 in Meadors Funeral Home, 101 NE Pine, Billings Chapel. The funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, May 16, 2017 also in the funeral home. Burial will follow in Rose Hill West Cemetery, Billings. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice Compassus, 1465 E. Primrose, Springfield, MO 65807.


Thoughts and Prayers. Bob and Gayla Harter
Dear Bos Family... The story of the disciples on the road to Emmaus talks about how their hearts were warmed by being in the presence of Christ.  As a young pastor befriended by Albert and Sue along with Albert Jr., my heart was always strangely warmed when invited into the family home for conversation, a snack or meal and to meet extended family.  I remember holidays at the Bos home as being especially delightful.  Cheryl and I still laugh when we think of her brother-in-law Jon sticking his finger on barbwire just enough to draw blood.  How he howled and ran in circles.  You father said, "What'sa matter with that boy?"  While your mother offered first aid with copious bandages and a mother's touch.  Your mother was a dear soul who we'll forever fondly remember.  Now that we're both retired from the ministry we attend a RCA church in Zeeland, MI enjoying fellowship with so many fine Dutch folk.  Oldest daughter Martha married a young Dutchman (VanHouzen) and youngest son Will married a Dutch girl (Vandervene).  This past week we celebrted Tulip Time in Holland with our grandchildren sweeping the streets. We send both our condolences and thanksgiving that God attached us to the Bos family for nurturing and fellowship.  And yes, Albert, we still have a few Charolais cattle! Kindest, G. Patrick and Cheryl White, Allegan, MI   [email protected]  
We were so sorry to hear of your Mother's passing.  Please know that your families are in our thoughts and prayers.
I am so sorry for your loss.  My prayers are with you.
I will always remember the love and feeling of enclusion when I was with her.  She will be greatly missed.  My condolences to the entire family.
I remember Sue as an energetic and outgoing friend of our family.  She always had a ready smile and was so genuinely kind.  Our two families had many close ties.   I have many memories of Sue and Albert from my childhood into adulthood.  I won't forget their voices, their wonderful voices.   Blessings to all of your family.
I heard of the death of my aunt Sue, and wish the family all strength in these days.    
God bless the family of Sue Bos. Comfort and peace for all of you. Love and Prayers Susie!!! Gail Maphies      
I loved the 2 mile walks Ruby and I would take as we always ended up "resting" in Mrs. Bos yard. She and her kitties would be outside waiting for us and we would sit and talk about her homeland or church. It was very interesting.  When other obligations cut our distance she would call to see if she had said anything that hurt our feelings. It didn't matter where we saw her she always would speak to us like we were the only ones there. She will be greatly missed by many. Condolences to the Bos family at this difficult time. Keep the good memories!
Dear Susie, Albert Jr, and all who loved your mother.  My prayers are with you. Your mother was loved by many although I never had the opportunity to meet her. It is evident she and your Dad were very fine people by the children they raised. God be with you as you go through this sorrow. 
Such a fine lady, glad to know her and her husband.  They don't make folks like this anymore.  A testament to them are the great children they raise to become such wonderful good adults.  May God watch over the family at this time.  
Condolences to all of the Bos & Datema families.  I was a resident of Billings for just a few years & a member of St. John's Chapel for even a shorter period of time.  Henry & Debbie were close friends & neighbors but I have fond memories of both the Bos & Datema families..  I have lived away from the area for more than 30 years but visited St. John's a few years ago.  The rest of my family was attending church elsewhere at the time & I had not crossed paths with Sue for many years, but she was the the first person in the congregation to recognize & greet me.   
Phil and I were so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. 
Thoughts and prayers for the family.  Vicki and Jim Spivy  
Albert and Sue together again