Margaret Boas


Mary Margaret Boas, 78, formerly of Bloomfield, died at 4:25 p.m. February 10, 2022 at Centerville Specialty Care in Centerville.

She was born November 24, 1943 in Newton, IA to Theodore “Ted” and Irene O. Hogdson McIntosh. She married Carl E. Boas December 10, 1961 and he preceded her in death May 23, 2011.

Growing up in Newton, Margaret’s family moved to Ottumwa in 1947. She had worked at Ab’s Drive-In and graduated from Ottumwa High School in 1961.

Living many years in Keokuk, IA before moving back to Bloomfield, she had worked as a cook in Eldon and while working for ResCare in the Wapello County Home and the Davis County Home. She had also worked for ResCare clients in their own homes.

She was a member of Midway Calvary Baptist Church and participated in the Gorilla Raid, a Civil War reenactment. She enjoyed cooking, sewing and singing, especially in the church choir. She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Surviving are her two children, Dianna Boas and Mike Boas, both of Bloomfield; four grandchildren, Christopher Boas, Cody Boas, Celia Martinez and Colton Boas; four great grandchildren, Hallie, Parker, Adaline and Alianna; a brother, Keith (Carol) McIntosh of Ottumwa; a niece, Kelly Thompson; a nephew, Kevin (Cheri) McIntosh both of Ottumwa.

She was preceded in death by her parents and in infant sister, Ruthanne.

Visitation will be open after 11 a.m. Tuesday, February 15th at Reece Funeral Home with her family present to greet friends from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, February 16th at Reece Funeral Home with Pastor Harold Baker officiating. For those unable to attend the service, you may view the service live from the Reece Funeral Home Facebook page. Burial will be in Drakesville Cemetery with Pastor Tom Shipley officiating.

Memorials may be made to the family for Floris Flag Days.

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