Sue Carolyn Bolton, 63, a lifelong resident of Kansas City, KS, passed away January 29, 2016 at St. Luke’s Hospice House. Sue’s son, Brian, invites her friends and family to share their memories of Sue between 11 – 1 p.m., on Saturday, February 6, 2016 at the former Joseph A. Butler & Son Funeral Home, 19th & Minnesota Ave., KCK.
The daughter of Victor E Bolton, MD and the one-time, Natalie Sillivan, Sue began life in Roswell, NM, on July 16, 1952, joining her sister, Anne. By 1957, the Boltons had moved to Kansas City and had added two sons, Victor, Jr., who was a victim of SIDS, and Mark.
Susie attended Mark Twain Grade School, Northwest Jr. High, Wyandotte H.S. and Notre Dame de Sion, before going onto Stephens College, KU and Washburn School of Law. She was a BOTAR in 1974.
The door to the Bolton house was always open and you could often hear Dr. Bolton chastising his daughters for spoiling his hunting dogs, Lily and Hershey, or feeding Potsy, the Dachshund, too much.
Along the way, Sue made many lifelong friends, from the neighbors in Parkwood and Westvale, the folk at Lakeview in Lawrence, to school, community and work friends. Into every new experience and friendship, Sue brought her own particular brand of humor and loyalty, and her own unique slant on life.
When Sue was diagnosed with lung cancer last year, so many of those same friends pitched in with rides to the medical appointments, flowers, cards, visits and so many good wishes on Facebook.
Sue was given a clean bill of health last October, which made Thanksgiving and Christmas even more special; but, made the new year, even more devastating. New symptoms began. Sue was told she had had a stroke; she lost her appetite. Brian, took her for tests and more tests. Sue and Brian were told the cancer had returned and was attacking her liver.
On Monday, January 25, Sue was admitted to St. Luke’s Hospice House in midtown Kansas City. She spent the next few days mainly sleeping, but rallying for short moments when sister, Anne, and friends would visit, until she just couldn’t anymore. So, on the evening of January 29, with Brian by her side, Sue completed her earthly journey.
Besides her parents and baby brother, Sue was preceded in death by her husband, Jeffrey Hume in 2003. She leaves her son, Brian Bolton, sister, Anne Bolton, brother, Mark E. Bolton, M.D. and many dear friends.
Brian would like to thank the staff of St. Luke’s Hospice House, all of Sue’s friends who have been there for her during the past year and Cathy Boomer of Signature Funerals.