By The Mercury

Hobart Paul Boles, 95, of Huntsville, Ala., died Thursday.

He was born in Brandsville, Mo., and was married to the former Donnie Hutchinson. She preceded him in death.

He received an AB in biology and education in 1939, MS in biology from Kansas State University in 1947 and PhD in entomology from Kansas State.

He was a member of the American Registry of Professional Entomologists.

He worked as an associate professor of biology at Huron College (S.D.) from 1947-52, assistant professor of entomology at the University of Arkansas from 1954-56, a research entomologist at USDA Stored Rice Insects Lab at Houston from 1956-59, and Stored Products Insects lab at Savannah, Ga. from 1959-65.

He also worked at the U.S. Grain Marketing Research Center at Manhattan, adjunct assistant professor in Department of Entomology at Kansas State and assistant entomologist at Kansas Agriculture Experiment Station from 1965 into his retirement.

He was a member of Entomological Society of America, Kansas Entomological Society, Sigma Xi (honorary scientific), Gamma Delta (National Honor Society in Agriculture) and Pi Gamma Mu (National Social Science Society).

Boles published 50 research papers in the field of entomology. He was also a WWII veteran.

He is survived by his daughter Cathy and her husband, Don Amara; his granddaughter, Rebecca and her husband, Randy Silk; his grandson, Austin Lee; and great-granddaughter, Makenzie Silk.

Services will be held Memorial Day weekend in Wilmore. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Kansas State Foundation, 2323 Anderson Ave., Manhattan, KS 66502, in memory of Dr. Hobart Paul Boles.

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