A visitation for Carol Jean (Sliwinski) Boncella, 70, Lawrence will be held from 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence. She died July 29, 2016 at her home.
Carol was born September 30, 1945 in Cleveland, Ohio the daughter of Eugene and Louise (Righi) Sliwinski.
She received her BSN from Washburn University and her Master’s from the University of Kansas.
She was an RN for 50 years and was employed by Lawrence Memorial Hospital for 31 years, retiring in 2012.
As the first garden writer for the Lawrence Journal World she wrote a weekly column called The Garden Spot and was a Douglas County Master Gardner.
She married Robert “Bob” Boncella on June 14, 1969 in Garfield Heights, Ohio. He survives of the home.
Other survivors include two daughters, Ann Marie Boncella of Lawrence, KS, Katie (Scott) Prater of Lenexa, KS; brother, Bob Sliwinski of Independence, OH; three sisters, Linda Sexten of Twinsburg, OH, Marianne Sichi of Garfield Heights, OH, Debbie Robinson of Bedford, OH; three grandchildren, Marie Boncella, P.J. Boncella and Quinn Prater.
Memorials may be made in her name to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Heart of America Chapter and may be sent in care of the Warren-McElwain Mortuary or directly online at https://www.cff.org/KansasCity