PEKIN - Anna Marcia Boles, 67, of Springfield, formerly of Pekin, died at 7:25 p.m. on Thursday, March 20, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.
Marcia was born Oct. 1, 1946, in Pekin, the daughter of Enrico H. and Maelta J. (Kincaid) Crociani. She married William I. Boles on Dec. 22, 1972, in Bartonville; he preceded her in death.
She was also preceded in death by her parents and two brothers-in-law, Roger Smith and David Hargrove.
Marcia was a current member of Southern View Chapel. She and Bill were also charter members of Christ Bible Church in Creve Coeur.
She had lived in Springfield since 1982 and previously had lived in the Peoria area.
She and Bill owned and operated Marcia's Kitchen, a family restaurant.
She was employed by Horace Mann and received the President's Service Award in 1997.
She enjoyed needle-work, reading her Bible, and cooking for her family, in whom she had instilled a love of the Lord.
She is survived by three daughters, Anita (husband, Clarence) Davis, Elizabeth (husband, Daren) Jones, and JoAnna Boles (partner, Charles Robinson), all of Springfield; eight grandsons, Marshall, Micah, William, Jonas, Herb, Wesley, Dan and Jacob; one granddaughter, Elaina; "Grandma" Betty Davis of Springfield; five siblings, Larry (wife, Barbara) Crociani of Waukegan, Pam (husband, Richard) Brubaker of Pekin, Jackie Hargrove of Peoria, Nancy (husband, William) Perry of Dallas, Texas, and Norma (husband, Dennis) Biszan of Hallsville, Mo.; and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation: Family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 25, 2014, at Kirlin-Egan & Butler Funeral Home, 900 S. Sixth St., Springfield. Funeral ceremony: 12 p.m. Wednesday, March 26, 2014, at Kirlin-Egan & Butler Funeral Home, with Elder Gary Mings officiating. Burial will follow at Camp Butler National Cemetery.
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