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James D. Boswell

May 23, 1942 - October 20, 2011
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MAPLETON – James David Boswell, 69, of Mapleton, Illinois, died at 8:58 a.m. Thursday, October 20, 2011 at his residence. Born May 23, 1942 in Peoria, Illinois to Charlie and Dorothy (Van Norman) Boswell, he married Sherry A. Williams April 2, 1961 in Glasford. She survives. Also surviving are one daughter, Lyla (Andrew) Friedl of Pflugerville, Texas; four sons, John (Kim) Boswell of Marquette Heights, Illinois, James (Robin) Boswell of Peoria, Illinois, Jerry (Angela) Boswell of Peoria, Illinois, Jeffery Boswell of Princeville, Illinois; 16 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; brother Charlie "Chuck" (Cheryl) Boswell of Albuquerque,...
MAPLETON – James David Boswell, 69, of Mapleton, Illinois, died at 8:58 a.m. Thursday, October 20, 2011 at his residence. Born May 23, 1942 in Peoria, Illinois to Charlie and Dorothy (Van Norman) Boswell, he married Sherry A. Williams April 2, 1961 in Glasford. She survives.
Also surviving are one daughter, Lyla (Andrew) Friedl of Pflugerville, Texas; four sons, John (Kim) Boswell of Marquette Heights, Illinois, James (Robin) Boswell of Peoria, Illinois, Jerry (Angela) Boswell of Peoria, Illinois, Jeffery Boswell of Princeville, Illinois; 16 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; brother Charlie "Chuck" (Cheryl) Boswell of Albuquerque, New Mexico; and sister Lois (Bud) McGrew of Mackinaw, Illinois. He also leaves behind his beloved dog, Molly.
He was preceded in death by his parents and infant son, Gary Lee Boswell.
James worked as a Patternmaker at Caterpillar, Inc. for over 30 years, retiring in 2000. He was a volunteer fireman for Timber Hollis Fire Department, retiring after 30 years of service; treasurer of the Maple Ridge Cemetery Association; trustee of the Village of Mapleton; was active in the Walk to Emmaus; was a former Scout Leader in the Mapleton and Glasford Area for 10 years, and was a member of the Glasford United Methodist Church, where he was very active, and had designed the Educational wing.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, October 24, 2011 at the Glasford United Methodist Church in Glasford, with Rev. Walter Wilkins officiating. Visitation will be from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. Sunday, October 23, 2011 at the Church, and also half an hour prior to the services on Monday. Burial will be at Maple Ridge Cemetery in Mapleton.
Memorial contributions may be made to Glasford United Methodist Church, or the Walk to Emmaus, or to the JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Foundation). Davison-Fulton Woolsey Funeral Home in Pekin is handling arrangements.
Online condolences may be made to www.davison-fultonwoolseyfuneralhome.com

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