Benita Rose Boswell, 73, of Kewanee, Il. Died Sunday, October 27, 2013 at Toulon Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Toulon. Funeral services will be at 1:30 P.M. Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at the First Christian Church, Kewanee. Pastor Joe Schmidt will officiate. Visitation will be from noon until the time of services on Wednesday at the church. Burial will be in the Pleasant View Cemetery, Kewanee, Il. Memorials may be direct to the First Christian Church Sunday School or the Henry County Humane Society.
Miss Boswell was born January 26, 1940 in Kewanee, Il. The daughter of Bennie G. and Beryl (Schumaker) Boswell. Benita graduated from Kewanee High School in 1957. She was a member of the First Christian Church of Kewanee where she taught Sunday school for many years. Surviving is her brother Bennie (Janice) Boswell of Kewanee, nieces and nephews. Lynda (Gary) Anderson and their sons James and Joseph Brewster of Toulon, Il., Dwight (Brenda) Doss and their sons Justin, Trent and Cory of Galva, Il., Bennie Andy (Briana) Bowell and their children Isaac, Kal, and Vanessa Grace of Rock Island, Il., Austin J. (Annie) Boswell of Kewanee and Lily (Chris Young and their son Henry Thomas Young of Kewanee.
Benita was employed by the Modern Woodman of America and Kewanee Township. She loved spending time with her nieces and nephews, crocheting and reading.