John E. Boullear


John Edward Boullear, 71, of Parkville, MO, unexpectedly passed away on October 12, 2019. He was born April 11, 1948 in Hannibal, MO and had a classic small town childhood with his two siblings. He graduated from Southwest Missouri State University with a B.S. in Business, spent two years in the Navy during the Vietnam War era, and returned to SMSU to complete his M.B.A. in Marketing.

John founded Quality Inventory Services in 1976. He spent 43 years building a strong and resilient company that provided for many. He was greatly respected by customers and employees alike. His vision will continue into the future.

He is survived by his daughter Emily C. Boullear, who loves him more than the sun, the moon, and the stars. He was preceded in death by his parents, John R. and Frances Boullear, his brother, Donald Boullear, and his sister, Carolyn Boullear McClure.


Services are at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19th at the Pilgrim Chapel, 3801 Gillham Rd, Kansas City, MO. Following will be a reception at Plexpod Westport Commons, 300 E. 39th, Kansas City, MO.

Memorial Contributions

In lieu of flowers we suggest contributions to Rescue Me KC at

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  1. Marilyn Mueller on February 4, 2020 at 8:10 pm

    I just learned of John’s passing today February 4, 2020. I was shocked, such an early death for someone that was near and dear to me. We were great friends during college and for many years afterwards. Unfortunately we lost touch when I took a job that included several transfers. I have very fond memories when we were in school. He used to go to unclaimed freight sales. One time he bought 52 right tennis shoes (no pairs), he jokingly commented that playing tennis his right shoe always wore out first ! I’m sure he is missed terribly.

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