Eunece Rita (Boehler) Jones

Eunece Rita (Boehler) Jones

Girard– Eunece Rita (Boehler) Jones, 72, passed away at 9:45 A.M. Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at Broward Health Medical Center in Ft. Lauderdale, FL with her family members at her side.

Rita was born October 8, 1946 in Springfield, IL a daughter to Lawrence John and Alma Elizabeth (House) Boehler.  She married Richard E. Jones on June 26, 1965.

Rita was employed by Fiat-Allis, Raynor Holiday Inns and Glaxco Smith-Kline Pharmaceutical Company retiring in 1993.  After retiring she worked part time for Thermal Cermanics in Girard for two years. Rita received her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Illinois and was a member of the University of Illinois Alumni Association, Girard Food Pantry, Girard Library Trustee, National Rifle Association and a member of St. Patrick’s Church where she served in various capacities including Eucharistic Minister, teacher for School of Religion, Pastorial & Financial Councils and Trustee.

Richard and Rita developed and owned Twin Pines Campground and Canoe Rental in Mountain View, Missouri until it was sold in 1980.

Surviving Rita are her 3 sisters, Ava Norris of Springfield, IL, Bernice Mulacek of Dawson, IL, Charlotte Boehler of Springfield, IL; brother, Frank (Bev) Boehler of Springfield, IL; sister-in-law, Linda Thebeau of Girard, IL; God-Daughters, Debby (Jose) Lopez of Springfield, IL, Angela Boehler of Venice, FL, Anita (Keith) VanHuss of Virden, IL; 14 nieces and nephews three of which Richard and Rita helped to raise:  Michael (Susan) Boehler of Springfield, IL, Jennifer (Larry) Westbrook of Dallas, TX, Michelle Boehler of Springfield, IL and several great and great-great nieces and nephews.

Visitation for Rita will be from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. Thursday, April 11, 2019 at the Calvert & Ferry Funeral Home in Girard, IL.  Funeral Mass will be at 10:00 A.M. Friday, April 12, 2019 at St. Patrick’s Church in Girard, IL with the Rev. James Palakudy officiating.  Organist will be Carol Millburg and vocalist will be Priscilla Matli. Pallbearers:  Eric Boehler, Dave Adams, Phil Boehler, Duane Branham, Fred Mulacek,and Keith Van Huss with Honorary Pallbearers:  Roy Branham and  Mike King.  Memorials may be made to Oak Grove Cemetery Association, St. Patrick’s Youth Group, Girard Food Pantry or to the Girard Library.  Interment will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.  To leave a comment for the family, please visit:

13 thoughts on “Eunece Rita (Boehler) Jones

  1. To the Boehler and other family members I give my sympathy and prayers. I knew Rita and Rich through Rich’s dad and eventually I bought the farm they lived on. I also knew Rita from Fiat Allis. She had the most beautiful smile and was always up and could drag you up when things were bad for you. I am sorry for your loss.

  2. Frank, Bev, Angie & Eric: so sorry to learn of the loss of your beloved sister, sister in law & aunt.. I remember Rita as being such a beautiful, classy lady who always had a smile on her face…

    You all are in our thoughts & prayers during this most difficult time. Our most sincere sympathy to you & the entire Boehler-Jones families…

    With our deepest sympathy,

    Mary Ann, Lindsay, & Amanda

  3. charlotte – very sorry for your loss. our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family at this sad time – god bless sincere condolences Dennis & Lois Harrison

  4. Very sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers to all members of the family.
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  5. I remember going with Evaughn to Richard and Rita’s house in Girard way back when we were teens. Rita was always such a classy lady and fun-loving. I’m sure the entire family and her friends will miss her. Fortunately, she lives on in our hearts and memories.

  6. RIP, Rita, may happy memories surround the family. Your smile will be not be forgotten, and I hope hope you can dance with , “Uncle Peewee and my Grandpa- Roy”! Hugs to all, Justteen

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