State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - November 12, 1999
Boggs, 70, of Havana died Wednesday, Nov. 10, 1999, at Mason District Hospital
He was born May 11, 1929, in Havana, the son of William L. and Neva Marcy
Boggs. He married Lois Jean Hall in 1954 in Smithfield.
Mr. Boggs was a high school graduate. He served in the Army for two years and
the Air Force for 16 years retiring on disability. He was a land developer and
owned and operated the Havana Dairy Queen from 1966-88. He built the Red Lion
Motor Lodge in Havana in 1975 and operated it for several years. He was a member
of the First Baptist Church in Havana, Disabled American Veterans, Havana VFW
Post 6408 and was active with the Republican Party.
Survivors: wife, Lois Jean; two sons, Steven and Allen Boggs, both of Havana;
two daughters, Gloria Jean Tufford of Havana and Karen Lynn Sarff of Rock
Springs, Wyo.; five grandchildren; two sisters, Maxine Siltman and Darlene
Pomeroy, both of Havana; and two brothers, William Boggs Jr. of Morris and Jack
Boggs of Havana.
Services: 2 p.m. Saturday, Hurley Funeral Home in Havana, the Rev. Michael
Merritt and the Rev. Jeff Noah officiating. Burial: Laurel Hill Cemetery in
Contributed by: Sherry McCullough