Walter R. Boatwright

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Walter R. Boatwright

Van Meter

Walter R. Boatwright, 80, passed away Monday, July 14, 2014 at his home in Van Meter.

Walter was born March 29, 1934 in Des Moines, Iowa, the son of Manuel and Odessa (Dawson) Quinnett. He was a member of New Covenant Church of God, enjoyed word search puzzles and his dog. Walter proudly served his country in the Army. He owned Boney's Bar and Grill in Peru, IA and retired from Armstrong after over 30 years as a tire builder.

Walter is survived by his children, Betty (Tom) McGaffey, Barb Watkins, Matthew (Beth) Boatwright, and Kelly Boatwright; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and sisters, Odessa (John) Westlake, Katherine Hartfield, and Neva (Gene) Coughran. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Mary Ellen Boatwright; grandson, Jonathan McVay; two brothers; and five sisters.

Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at Hamilton's Funeral Home, 605 Lyon Street, Des Moines. Funeral service will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, July 17, also at the funeral home. Burial will take place at 12:30 p.m. Thursday at Iowa Veterans Cemetery in Van Meter.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the family. Condolences may be expressed at

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Hamilton’s Funeral Home
605 Lyon Street
Des Moines, IA 50309
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Published in Des Moines Register on July 16, 2014
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