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: www.calvert-ferryfuneralhomes.com