Roger K. Boone
Roger K. Boone, age 78, of 255 E. 1945th Place, Plainville, IL died Thursday, March 16, 2017, at 10:45 am in his home.
Roger graduated from Payson Seymour High School in 1956. He joined the U.S. Army and transferred to the Army Reserves. He returned to the family farm in 1957 where he worked and lived all his life. Roger owned and operated Boone Welding and Repair from 1970 – 2002.
Roger was a member of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church where he was communion minister, usher, and shut-in communion minister. He also, was a member of St. Anthony Men’s Society, where he was past president, and helped with funeral dinners, fish fries, and chicken dinners.
Roger served twenty-five years on the Payson-Fall Creek Volunteer Fire Department, fourteen of those years as Chief. He served as Richfield Township Trustee and Supervisor for many years. He received the Community Service Award in 1998 from Plainville Lions Club, and the Community Builders Award from Plainville Masonic Lodge in 1991. He was a supporter of the Payson FFA and the Alumni.
In addition to his wife, Rosalyn, Roger is survived by his, three children, Roger J. ‘R.J.” (Marilyn) Boone of Plainville, IL, Raymond L. (Kim) Boone of Coatsburg, IL, and Rose (Dana) Lugering of Quincy; six grandchildren, R. Daniel Boone, Rachel Boone and her fiancé Dalton Berry, Ryan Boone, Chloe Boone, Crystal (Todd) Johnson, and Elizabeth (Clay) Harmon; a step-grandson, Taylor (Kim) Lear; six great grandchildren; a sister, Elaine (Loren) Simon of Liberty, IL; a brother, Norman (Nancy) Boone of Barry, IL; a sister-in-law Barbara Boone of Quincy; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Roger was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Jim (Nancy) Boone and Marvin Boone.
Services: 10:00 am Monday, March 20, 2017 at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, with Father Tom Donovan officiating.
Burial: Shiloh Cemetery, Plainville, Illinois with military honors by Payson VFW Post 2061.
Visitation: 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Sunday March 19, 2017 at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church.
Memorials: St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, Payson-Fall Creek Fire Department, or Shiloh Cemetery.
Hansen-Spear Funeral Directors are in charge of the arrangements.