Charlene Boes, 89

Charlene M. Boes, age 89, of Sturgis, passed away early Saturday evening, June 30, 2018, at her home.
She was born Jan. 21, 1929 in Sturgis, a daughter of the late Ross and Anna (Miller) Wisler.
Charlene was a lifelong Sturgis resident and a graduate of Sturgis High School with the class of 1947.
On Nov. 27, 1948, she married Clinton Augustus “Bud” Boes at First United Methodist Church in Sturgis. He died Oct. 8, 2009.
For more than 30 years, she owned and operated Charlene’s Beauty Shop in Sturgis and retired from Thurston Woods Village in Sturgis, where she operated the beauty shop.
She was a longtime member of First United Methodist Church in Sturgis and Pythian Sisters Pocahontas Temple #121. For many years, she served as a 4-H leader and Brownies and Girl Scouts leader. Charlene enjoyed knitting, bowling, and traveling and loved time with family.
She is survived by a son, Raymond Boes of Burr Oak; two daughters, Deborah (Kenneth) Delle of Colon and Brenda (Mark) Patrick of Sturgis; seven grandchildren, Robert (Julie) Boes of Gobles, Andy (Sara) Boes of Sturgis, Eric (Elizabeth) Delle of Colon, Randy (Dawn) Delle of Three Rivers, Sarah Smeltzer of Kalamazoo, Michelle (Ricardo) Patrick of Wolcottville, Ind., and Charles (Stefanie) Patrick of Sturgis; 11 great-grandchildren; a brother, Ed Wisler of Arizona; a sister, Carolyn Neal of Florida; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and a son, Thomas Lynn Boes, on Dec. 19, 1954.
In accordance with her wishes, cremation has taken place. A memorial graveside service and burial of the ashes will take place at a later date, to be announced, at Oak Lawn Cemetery in Sturgis .
The family suggests those wishing to make a memorial donation in Mrs. Boes’ memory consider Hospice of Sturgis, P.O. Box 126, Sturgis, MI 49091; Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, 225 E. Chicago Ave., Chicago, IL 60611.
Her obituary is also atĀ, where personal messages of support may be left for the family.

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