Grace Boehm

Grace Elizabeth Boehm, 82, of Rushville died at 8:35 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, 2001, at her home.

She was born May 19, 1919, in Rushville, a daughter of Clarence Smith and Grace Maude Houston Loring. She married F. Don Boehm on May 10, 1942, at the First United Methodist Church in Rushville. He survives.

Also surviving are three sons, Don Boehm and Richard Boehm, both of Rushville, and Steven Boehm of Sequin, Texas; two daughters, Susan Schimmel of Champaign and Rebecca Mann of Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada; 13 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and one sister, Harriet VanWeyk of Evanston.

One brother, Dexter Loring, and one sister, Sarah Barnard, preceded her in death.

She attended William Woods College in Fulton, Mo., and received her BA degree in secondary education from Western Illinois University in Macomb.

She taught English and French at Rushville High School for several years and was a partner with her sons in Boehm's Garden Center, retiring in 1991.

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Rushville.

She was also a member of PEO Chapter AL, a founding member of PRIDE and a former member of the Scripps Park Board.

Services were held Sunday at her church with Rev. Scott Henley officiating. Burial was in the Rushville City Cemetery. Worthington Funeral Home in Rushville was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to PRIDE or the Cass-Schuyler Area Hospice.


Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 11/7/2001

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