In Memory of

Shirley Boo

Full Name: Shirley A. Boo
Date of Birth: November 27, 1931
Date of Death: November 8, 2020
November 11, 2020 - 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM - Lewistown Church of the Nazarene
Service Information:
November 11, 2020 - 11:00 AM - Lewistown Church of the Nazarene

Lewistown- Shirley A. Boo, 88, of Lewistown passed away Sunday November 8, 2020 at the home of her daughter in Lewistown surrounded by family.

She was born November 27, 1931 the daughter of Calvin and Floss (Camp) Bainter. She married Max Boo on June 9, 1950 at Lewistown. He died March 29, 2015. She was also preceded in death by her parents, one brother, and three sisters. Surviving are five children, Jerry (Cheryl) Boo of Tremont, Joyce Boo of Cuba, JoEllyn Boo of Lewistown, John (Darla) Boo of Lewistown, and Jana (Dana) Schrock of Lewistown, seven grandchildren, Jenelle (John) Meyer, Julianne (Caleb) Nanzer, Jacob (Ashley) Boo, Cody Boo, Halie Boo, Kyleigh Schrock, and Shelley (Jeff) Henson, seven great grandchildren, Keegan & Ava Boo, Jordan, Alyssa & Noah Henson, MacKenzie Greenwell, and John Meyer, and her special helper Amanda Harris.  

Shirley was a homemaker; she had also worked at Atwood’s in Havana, at Graham Hospital switchboard and owner operator of the Laundromat in Lewistown. Shirley’s greatest accomplishment was being a mother. She was a member of the Lewistown Church of the Nazarene where she served the Lord in many capacities for many decades. Shirley was a member of the founding board of director’s for the Spoon River Towers.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Wednesday at the Lewistown Church of the Nazarene with Pastor Howard Love officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery at Lewistown. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church, all social distancing guidelines for church services will apply. Henry-Lange Memorial Home in Lewistown is assisting the family with arrangements.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Lewistown Church of the Nazarene. To view Shirley’s life tribute video or to send online condolences visit

To view video tribute click here.
From: Bill and Connie OgdenNov 8 2020 4:14PM
So sorry for your loss, remember she can rest now no more [pain  Bill and I loved having Shirley come and visit I will always remember has laugh, She was a lovely person and will be missed
Hugs to all
From: Anna Parkinson Nov 8 2020 11:00PM
So sorry for your loss. Our deepest sympathy to you all.
From: Ardith Brown DetersNov 8 2020 11:31PM
My deepest sympathy on the loss of Shirley. When I lived in the neighborhood, I often walked by, and stopped to chat when Max and Shirley were outside. She gave me a piece of advice one day, that I still use and have passed on many times.  It meant alot to me, the wisdom she shared. Again, I'm so very sorry for your family's loss.
From: Amy TippeyNov 8 2020 11:52PM
Aunt Shirley - so many fun memories growing up sitting on the porch with you and uncle Max and grandpa Herb and grandma Doris; playing with Jenelle, and you being a card shark. Love and peace to all who loved you. Mike and I will play some rummy in your honor this week.
From: Greg & Lori BainterNov 9 2020 7:25AM
Sorry for your loss, Shirley was a wonderful person
From: Bill SchefelbeinNov 9 2020 7:28AM
My deepest condolences to the family.
From: Connie BooneNov 9 2020 8:33AM
JoEllyn and family:  I am so sorry to hear of your mothers passing. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. She was a wonderful lady!
From: Lorenda SpilkerNov 9 2020 8:38AM
Our very deepest sympathy to Shirley's family. Shirley was a good friend of my Aunt Gen Belville as well as ours. She was always friendly and smiling. A true person of God. She has left many wonderful memories for everyone. God Bless her and her family. Lorenda (Schnarr) and Alvin Spilker.
From: Tamala RodgersNov 9 2020 10:05AM
I'm sorry for the family's loss. I have fond memories of Shirley.   She was sweet lady
From: Pete FerroNov 9 2020 10:14AM
To Jerry...Vicki and I are so sorry for your loss.  Although we did not have the honor of meeting your mother, Shirley, we know she must have been an amazing lady.  We pass along our deepest condolences to all of your family.  
From: Renee HundtNov 9 2020 10:24AM
I am so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. she is with your dad now and no longer in pain.
i know that doesn't help much when you are grieving. just know that i am thinking of you and your family.
luv you Jo
From: Lisa WelkerNov 9 2020 10:34AM
My deepest sympathies to the entire Boo family on the loss of your mother. She was a lovely lady and just one of a kind! I have fond memories growing up having her in the Illinois Street Christian Church family. God be with you and the extended family in the coming days and beyond.
From: Ed ColemanNov 9 2020 10:53AM
My deepest sympathies go out to all the Boos.  Shirley was a loving and amazing lady who will be missed by all who knew her.  I have many fond memories of her from my childhood when we would gather around her kitchen table with Jerry, Joyce, and JoEllyn to have toast with peanut butter & jelly and drink chocolate milk.  Her laugh was infectious.  Although I saw her less and less over the years, it was always fun to sit and reminisce with her.  Now she lives not only in Heaven, but in the hearts of many.
From: Steve WalkerNov 9 2020 11:15AM
Sorry to hear about Shirley. She was a wonderful lady. I wish I would have stopped in to see her before this happened. So sorry. Love to all --Steve
From: Pam ( Welker) StuckeyNov 9 2020 11:34AM
My deepest sympathies to the entire Boo family. Shirley  was a lady of God. As beautiful as she was she always included the Lord in all her teachings. Her family and friends always came first. Max and Shirley were good friends of the Glunzs for many years and as a neighbor to them I become to know the entire family going to school with there son John.  Boo family do know heaven gained a true angel. My thoughts are with you are.
From: Allen & ClariceNov 9 2020 12:03PM
We were SO sorry to learn about your mother, Joyce!  Do take care in Him.  
From: John and Avis Lawson JanesNov 9 2020 4:01PM
Sincere Sympathy to Shirley's family and friends. My Granny, Avis Pettet, lived next door to Max and Shirley and they took such good care of looking after her. She loved all of you. RIP Shirley.
From: Deb MotsingerNov 9 2020 4:24PM
Dear Boo Family,
We were so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. She was an incredible and loving person.
I remember vividly as a young girl getting off the bus to walk down my street and, as long as the weather permitted, you would find her almost everyday on the porch across the street ready to say hello as we passed by.  It was like having my own personal  greeting committee!  We were also blessed by the friendship our two Moms had over the years. I know they had many talks and sharing over the years.  I know you were truly blessed to have Shirley as your Mother.
Deb & Jerry Motsinger
                      “A Mother is with us always, first in her lifetime, then forever in our memory.”
From: The Malott FamiliesNov 10 2020 7:36AM
So sorry for your loss. Thinking of you all. Hugs and prayers for all of you
May your precious memories get you through these days and days to come
From: Marion E OgdenNov 10 2020 11:33AM
My condolences to Shirley's family. She was a great lady and friend going back to our High School days and in the same graduating class of 1949 I've always enjoyed our class lunches and discussions  at the Countryside restaurant until I was no longer able to attend.    
From: Richard SauderNov 10 2020 12:00PM
Jerry and Cheryl Boo,
My deepest sympathies to your family in this time of your loss.
May our God comfort you at this time .
From: Teresa ProsserNov 10 2020 8:32PM
To the entire Boo family - Tom and I send our deepest sympathy to you all.
So very hard to lose our parents. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all
at this difficult time.

Tom and Teresa Prosser
From: Curtis and Krystal TippeyNov 11 2020 9:39AM
Great lady, great family and great memories. There was always laughing going on. Especially when Grandpa Herb and Aunt Shirley were in the same room. Lots of love, hugs and prayers!
From: Dave and Cindy Levingston Nov 11 2020 10:34AM
So sorry for your loss, Shirley was a wonderful lady, always so friendly and sweet.
From: Dianna HiltonNov 12 2020 12:19PM
I'm so very sorry to hear of your loss. Shirley was a very special person. she was always so friendly and nice to everyone. My love and prayers are with you John and Darla, and family.
From: ANITA M BLAIRNov 12 2020 12:20PM
Sorry for your loss. She was a great lady always enjoyed visiting with her.
From: Linda MurphyNov 13 2020 12:51PM
Lewistown has lost another pillar.  So sorry.
From: Dale and Debbie ShelbyNov 15 2020 8:43AM
So sorry for the loss of your mother. Dale and I enjoyed talking with your folks when we saw them out and about. Prayers for all.
From: Gladys % Patrik MayNov 19 2020 7:39PM
Sorry for your loss.
From: Gladys & Patrik MayNov 19 2020 7:42PM
   Sorry for your loss.

Leave condolence