Marie A. Boston, 94


Marie Ann Boston, 94, of Mt. Olive, died Wednesday, June 3, 2020, at 4:15 p.m. at Copper Creek Cottages in Litchfield.

No public visitation will be held. Private family graveside services and burial was held Wednesday, June 10, in Union Miners Cemetery in Mt. Olive. Becker and Son Funeral Home in Mt. Olive is assisting the family.

Mrs. Boston was born March 19, 1926, in Mt. Olive to the late John and Anna (Pakovich) Delich. She married Raymond Michael Boston on Sept. 15, 1950, in Edwardsville, and he preceded her in death on March 17, 2017.

She attended Mt. Olive Public Grade School and graduated from Mt. Olive High School with the class of 1944. She grew up in the First United Methodist Church in Mt. Olive.

After graduation, she attended Michael Reese School of Nursing in Chicago, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in nursing. She was a registered nurse and the director of nursing at Litchfield Health Care until her retirement. She enjoyed cooking, flowers, gardening and her dog. She especially loved her granddaughter and spending time with family.

She is survived by son, Edward (Vicki) Boston of Collinsville; one granddaughter, Jennifer (Nate) Ladwig of Chicago; and two great-granddaughters, Maya and Zoe.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one brother, Bill Delich, and sister, Vi Delich.

Memorials may be made to Mt. Olive VFW Post #5790, c/o Becker and Son Funeral Home, 221 S. Poplar Street, Mt. Olive, IL 62069.

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