Loretta Jean Boettler

August 21, 1933January 9, 2019

Loretta Jean Boettler, 85, of Canton, passed away on January 9, 2019 in Massillon, Ohio. Loretta was born in Grafton, West Virginia on August 21, 1933 to Homer M. Nichols and and Goldie Belch Nichols Fluharty. She was raised in Akron and Greensburg, Ohio, graduating from Greensburg High School (aka Green). She married Louis A. Boettler in 1954 and together they had two children, Mark and Susan. Loretta was a member of The Church of the Lakes United Methodist Church since 1965. She was also a member of the DAR. She was a previous member of the Canton Fine Arts, Canton Ballet, Canton Symphony, Junior Sorosis Garden Club, Lake Cable Women’s Club, Timken Mercy Service League. Loretta volunteered her time at Timkin Mercy Hospital in the Pastoral Care Department, at the Canton Art Institute, and the Aultman Gift Shop.

Loretta leaves her husband of 64 years, Louis A. Boettler and her children; Mark A. (Martha Hickman MD) Boettler MD of Dayton and his daughter Susan Boettler of Canton to cherish her memory. She will also be missed by her grandchildren; Michelle, Nicole and Sarah; sister-in-law, Barbara McPherson of North Canton; as well as several cousins, nieces and nephews. Loretta was preceded in death by her parents ; brothers, Robert Lee Nichols (1932) and Donald M. Nichols (1990).

Visitation will be held on Saturday, January, 26, 2019 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am followed by a memorial service at Church of the Lakes United Methodist.

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  • Visitation Saturday, January 26, 2019
  • Memorial Service Saturday, January 26, 2019

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Emily Nichols

January 22, 2019

Uncle Louie and Family,

My thoughts and prayers are with the you and all those who were blessed to have known Aunt Loretta. I have so many happy memories visiting and spending summer days on Lake Cable with everyone. Sharing many holidays and life celebrations together, I'm thankful that I will have so many wonderful ways to remember who she was. She made a lasting impact on the person I've become, and I know she will continue to peacefully look down on all those she loves.
She will be forever in my heart.

With Love Always...

Jeanne Coen

January 19, 2019

Thank you for including Canton Ballet. I remember Loretta with her energy and commitment to the Women's Committee of Canton Ballet. Those were the ballet's early days and we all had such fun working together to support our dancers.

Robert Capestrain

January 12, 2019

Dear Lou and Family,

I pray for you for the loss of Loretta. I know that this last Illness has been very difficult. When I think of Loretta I think of all the fun times we shared with this wonderful lady. As couples we will never forget the Hilton Head weeks together. LLoyd's cabin weekends. January weekends around Cleveland. The weeks in Mexico. New Years Eve and "Eat your Heart Out Brookside"

Loretta was always ready to enjoy the moment and to join in the fun and laugh. We will all remember these good times with dear friends Loretta and Lou. God Bless You all.

Bob Capestrain