Lewis Allen Bozarth, 84, of Excelsior Springs, Missouri, passed away on May 13, 2022, at North Care Hospice House with his wife, Helen, and sister, Linda by his side.
Lewis was born in Pattonsburg, Missouri, to Alva Bozarth and Rebecca (Lewis) Bozarth on March 3, 1938.
Lewis attended Lathrop High School for three years and graduated from Lawson High School in 1956. He joined the United States Marine Corps a week later. “Always a Marine” and very proud of it.
Lewis married Helen Marie (Russell) in Miami, Oklahoma, on September 14, 1970 by a Justice of the Peace. They were remarried at St. Ann Catholic Church in Excelsior Springs, Missouri, on March 20, 1986.
Lewis was a journeyman and offset printing pressman in the Kansas City area. He was very athletic and loved football, track, and NCAA Men and Women’s basketball. He loved riding his motorcycle and spent his retirement years traveling with Helen in their RV. They enjoyed wintering in Yuma, Arizona, where you could find them playing cards, pool, or a variety of other games. Winning a lot of the weekly pool tournaments.
Lewis was preceded in death by his parents, Alva and Rebecca Bozarth; sisters, Helen Yost, and Lucille Pugh; brother, Robert Bozarth; and grandson, Matthew Bozarth.
Lewis leaves behind his wife of 52 years, Helen Marie (Russell) Bozarth; sons, Mark (Lisa) Bozarth and Steven (Michelle) Bozarth; five grandchildren, Jason (Jessica) Bozarth, Brian (Lacie) Bozarth, Heather (Tony) Alexander, Rachel (Jeremy) Poston, and Nick Bozarth; 12 great grandchildren; and sisters, Margaret Sellars and Linda (Alvin) Young.
Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m., Wednesday, May 18, 2022, at St. Ann Catholic Church, 1503 Tracy Ave., Excelsior Springs, Missouri, with burial to follow at Lawson Cemetery.
Contributions can be made in Lewis Bozarth’s honor to St. Ann Catholic Church or Lawson Cemetery.
Arrangements in care of Bross & Spidle Funeral Home, Excelsior Springs.
Our Sincere Condolences
My mom said I will miss you so much. I appreciate you for being the best uncle any niece would love to have. You always had a smile on your face and a lovely personality. We will miss you dearly. Mom looked forward to your calls on Wednesday and she misses you deeply. I know that you are either riding a motorcycle or playing basketball up in Heaven.