Maxine Alberta Boley, 94, of Keosauqua, IA passed away on Friday, January 7, 2022, at the Keosauqua Health Care Center just one week from her 95th birthday. Funeral services will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 12, 2022, at the Lebanon United Methodist Church with Pastor Mary Kathryn Hart officiating. Burial will be in the Lebanon Cemetery immediately following the service. Visitation will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 11, 2022, at the Pedrick Funeral Home in Keosauqua with the family present to greet friends from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Memorial contributions in Maxine’s honor may be directed to the Lebanon United Methodist Church or to the Lebanon Cemetery Association. Memorials may be left at the funeral home or mailed to Keith Boley at 25267 Hickory Ave., Cantril, Iowa 52542. Friends may leave online condolences at www.cranstonfamilyfuneralhome.com.
Maxine Alberta Boley was born on January 14, 1927, in rural Libertyville, IA to Fred and Lucile Turnipseed Miller. She graduated from Libertyville High School and took accounting courses before getting a job at the Farmer’s Creamery in Keosauqua as a bookkeeper, and it was there where she met Wayne Boley. They were married on November 10, 1956. They spent over 63 years together until Wayne’s passing in 2020. In 1959 the couple moved to the Lebanon area where they raised three children and farmed for several years. During part of that time, Maxine also worked at the Van Buren Telephone office. In 1973 they moved to Keosauqua where they owned and operated Boley Fertilizer and Chemical for 20 years. In addition, they owned Keosauqua Car Wash and the Keosauqua Laundromat. Maxine was a member of the Lebanon United Methodist Church. During her retirement she helped Wayne can lots of produce from their large garden. She loved to quilt and knit and made all her children and grandchildren quilts. She also knitted afghans for all her nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews for their graduations. Maxine will be deeply missed by her family and friends.
Maxine was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Wayne Boley; one daughter, Kathryn Carruthers and a sister Bettye Bartholow.
Left to share her story are her two sons, Keith (Jane) Boley of Cantril, IA and Steven Boley of St. Petersburg, FL; three grandchildren, Justin, Jennifer, and Jamie (Jenna); five great grandchildren, Kaelyn, Brayden, Brooklyn, Brantley and Kinley; two siblings, Charlotte Bissig and Fred Miller, as well as many extended family and friends.