Darlene Boswell, 96, of Davenport, Ia. and formerly of Kewanee, Il. and Bettendorf, Ia went to Heaven at 10:26 P.M. Wednesday, May 1 , 2013
Darlene was born June 30, 1916 in Blandinsville, Il. the daughter of Zella and Jennie (Williams) Fisher. She moved to Kewanee when she was 6 months old. She attended Kewanee Schools and graduated from Kewanee High with class of 1934.
Darlene married William Boswell on April 12, 1935. He preceded her in death in 1956. She was also preceded in death by an infant daughter Patricia Ann in 1940, her parents and her son-in-law Rich Froke.
Darlene had been employed in the Engineering Dept of Kewanee Boiler Corp for 18 years retiring in 1982.
She was a lifetime member of the First Baptist Church of Kewanee where she taught Sunday School, was a member and past president of the WAWTABT Sunday School Class, Lydia and Naomi Circles. Darlene had also served on the board of Trustees, Deacons and Deaconesses and Missionary. Darlene served as President of the Kewanee Area AARP for many years. She enjoyed crossword puzzles, watching the Chicago Cubs and was an avid reader. Darlene moved from Kewanee to Luther Knoll Apartments in Bettendorf in 2009 to be closer to her son and daughter-in-0law and their family. She moved to the Davenport Lutheran Home in 2012.
Surviving is a son William (Peggy) Boswell of Davenport, Ia., a daughter Carol Froke of Las Vegas, Nv. a grandson William (Debbie)Boswell of Wentzville, Mo, three granddaughters Theresa (Steve) Parker of San Rosa, Ca., Michelle (Scott) Ripperton of Davenport, Ia, and Janine Verschage of Las Vegas, Nv., four great grandson and four great granddaughters, a sister Lois Peterson of O’Fallon, Il. and two nieces.
Funeral services will be at 3:00 P.M. Saturday, May 4, 2013 at the Schueneman-Tumbleson Funeral Home, Kewanee, Il. Rev. Dr. Kevin Siscoe of the First Baptist Church will officiate.
Visitation will be one hour prior to the services on Saturday at the funeral home.
Burial will be in the Pleasant View Cemetery, Kewanee, Il. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the First Baptist Church 123 South Tremont St., Kewanee, Il. 61443 or the Genesis VNA and Hospice 2546 Tech Drive, Bettendorf, Ia 52722.