Norma Boston

Obituary of Norma Elaine Boston

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Norma Elaine (McIntyre) Boston, 91, passed away Saturday evening, August 20, 2022. Norma was born on August 1, 1931 in Honey Point township to Leonard and Dorothy (Lucas) McIntyre. She married the love of her life and her best friend, Gerald Boston, on August 6, 1949 after his return from service in World War II. They recently celebrated their 73rd anniversary. After graduating from Carlinville High School in 1948, Norma worked as a secretary, first, at the school district office, then, at the Cooperative Extension Office and, later, for Country Companies Insurance; all while maintaining her role in the operation of the family farm. Rural Methodist Church played an integral part in Norma’s life. She was a life-long member and attended regularly. Her musical talents were put to use by serving as the church pianist for over 70 years. (Yes, she was 13 when she first started playing the piano at church.). She and Gerald also sponsored the Methodist Youth Fellowship for several years. Her hobbies included sewing, piecing quilts, and needlework. She also enjoyed playing cards and games, especially with her grandchildren. Norma led the Sunnyside of Honey Point 4-H club for 22 years and touched the lives of so many young girls. Visitation will be held Tuesday, August 23, 2022 at the Carlinville United Methodist Church on South Broad Street in Carlinville. Funeral services will be Wednesday, August 24, 2022, 10:30 A.M. at the RURAL Methodist Church in the country with Rev. Jeremy Henson officiating. Burial will take place at the Rural Cemetery. Memorials may given to Rural Cemetery of Rural Methodist Church in Norma's memory. Norma is survived by her husband, Gerald. Her sister Jean Wills (Charles), Her three children, Michael (Kathy O’Brien), Lynn (Pat Cooper). Ann Boston-Reamey (Phillip Deveau). 5 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents and two sisters, Frances McIntyre and Patricia Johnson (Tom). The family would like to thank Heritage Health Care and Kindred Hospice for the wonderful care they provided to Norma and her family. Davis-Anderson Funeral Home Carlinville assisted the Boston Family with their arrangements.
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Tuesday
23
August

Visitation 1

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tuesday, August 23, 2022
Carlinville United Methodist Church
201 South Broad
Carlinville, Illinois, United States
Wednesday
24
August

Service Information

10:30 am
Wednesday, August 24, 2022
Rural Methodist Church
Address not given
Carlinville, Illinois, United States

Interment Information

Rural Cemetery
Address not given
Carlinville, Illinois, United States
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