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Dorothy A. Boles

June 8, 1927 May 6, 2024
Dorothy A. Boles
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Obituary for Dorothy A. Boles

DOROTHY A. BOLES, 96, of Morrison, IL, passed away Monday, May 6, 2024 at her home.


Her funeral service will be held at 12:00 PM Saturday, May 11, 2024 at Bethesda Lutheran Church in Morrison, officiated by Rev. Tammy Anderson. A visitation will be held prior to the funeral, from 10:00 AM until the start of the service. The family asks that you wear casual attire for the service. Interment will be in Grove Hill Cemetery in Morrison. A memorial has been established.


Dorothy was born June 8, 1927, in Sterling, IL, to Earl J. and Clara (Dettman) Maxwell. She was educated in the Rock Falls and Sterling, IL grade schools and was a graduate of Sterling High School. She continued her education at Sauk Valley Community College. Dorothy also took lessons for piano and guitar most of her life. On April 21, 1946 she married Irvin “Farmer” Boles in Rock Falls, IL. He died November 24, 1985. After graduating Dorothy worked for a while at a watch factory in the Chicago area. After her marriage Dorothy farmed alongside her husband in the rural Morrison area. She worked as a secretary and organist for Bethesda Lutheran Church. She was also the organist at the First Lutheran Church-Jordan in Sterling, IL for 27 years, and played the organ for weddings and funerals in many other local churches. For several years she volunteered as an election judge. She was a member of Bethesda Lutheran Church and the Lutheran Brotherhood. Dorothy was a bookworm - reading up to seven books a week. She also enjoyed sewing, music, and bird watching.


Survivors include two daughters, Bonnie (Ted) Huberts of Silvis, IL and Mary (Larry) Schipper of Morrison; two sons, Wayne (Lisa) Boles and Lyle (Terri) Boles, both of Morrison; thirteen grandchildren; many great and great-great grandchildren; one sister, Judy (Don) Popowski of Ukiah, CA; a son-in-law, Rodney Rose of Chadwick, IL; a sister-in-law, Nancy Maxwell of Sterling, IL.


She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Irvin; one daughter, Geraldine “Gerri” M. Rose; two sons, Robert “Bob” Boles and Richard Boles; one daughter-in-law, Karen Boles; three grandchildren, Edward Boles, Tanya Boles (Callihan) and Theodore Huberts; one sister, Jean Allen; two brothers, Charles Maxwell and Lawrence “Short” Maxwell.


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Visitation

Saturday

11

May

10:00 AM 5/11/2024 10:00:00 AM - 12:00 PM 5/11/2024 12:00:00 PM
Bethesda Lutheran Church

301 West South Street
Morrison, IL 61270

Bethesda Lutheran Church
301 West South Street Morrison 61270 IL
United States

Service

Saturday

11

May

12:00 PM 5/11/2024 12:00:00 PM
Bethesda Lutheran Church

301 West South Street
Morrison, IL 61270

Bethesda Lutheran Church
301 West South Street Morrison 61270 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Grove Hill Cemetery Final Resting Place

East High Street
Morrison, IL 61270

East High Street Morrison 61270 IL
United States
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