Mary Margaret Boese

June 30, 1925January 21, 2019

Mary M. Boese, 93, passed away peacefully on Monday January 21, 2019. She was the daughter of the late Homer and Helen Moyer and worked at Fabri Kleen until she retired at age 72. Mary enjoyed traveling, working in her flower beds and spending time with her grandchildren.

She is survived by her daughters Sharon Boese, Barb Pollock, Debbie Ross, Carla (William) Schweitzer and Bert (Tim) Grote; 7 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren and one on the way; brother Donald Moyer.

Preceding her in death are her husband of 51 years Carl; sister Geraldine Barile and brothers Paul, Rollie and Art Moyer.

Services will be 2pm Friday January 25, 2019 at C. M. Sloan & Sons Funeral Home 1327 Wells St. with visitation one hour prior to service. Burial wll be in St. Patrick Catholic Cemetery in Arcola.

Preferred memorials are to Heartland Hospice, St. Labre Indian School P.O. Box 216, Ashland, MT 59003-9989 or Christian Appalachian Project P.O. box 55911, Lexington, KY 40555-5911.


  • Visitation Friday, January 25, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, January 25, 2019
  • Final Resting Friday, January 25, 2019

Mary Margaret Boese

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Barb Herber Shaidnagle

January 25, 2019

Dear Sharon, Barb, Deb, Carla, Roberta,
Sorry I did not speak to all of you at the service today. Got there about the time it started and the funeral director kicked me out of the chairs at the back before I could run up and offer condolences!
I remember your mom as always having a smile and an easy laugh, always gracious and generously hosting the Herber girls, letting us hang out at her house again and again. Lunch at your house was always special, one salad I fondly remember was a pineapple ring topped with a perfect scoop of cottage cheese and crowned with a Maraschino cherry! I thought it was the coolest thing in the world. I have two recipes, one for Wet Cupcakes, and the other for Animal Crackers, written out by your mom. I must have called her years ago and she sent them to me. I've made both, but I can never seem to achieve that same delightfully delicious flavor your mom's had. She was a great baker, everything she made was wonderful, her lemon meringue was the highest.
My mother used to talk about how savvy and clever your mom was at saving money. She kept a series of envelopes, one for Luers tuition, one for vacation, gas, etc. into which she would tuck a few dollars to save for when the time came to pay a bill. She ran that FabriClean as well as the CEO of General Electric; every washer and dryer kept spotless, always making change, never sitting down. I went there a few times after I moved out of Thompson Rd.
Whatever she worked at, it was with a happy heart, not too many people have that attitude today. I think she enjoyed hard work, the benefits of persistence, loyalty, and the importance of a spiritual life. My mother has been waiting for her for about twenty years. I'm sure they will find someplace to travel and just enjoy each other's company. She was a dear, devoted friend.
Best wishes to all of you and good health to all your families.
Barb Herber Shaidnagle

Julie Pequignot Nolan

January 25, 2019

Bert, want you to know that I’m thinking of you today and praying for great peace and joy as you recall the memories of your family and especially your Mother.