PLAINVILLE, Ill. -- James Eugene "Jim" Boone, 81, of 257 E. 1945th Place, died at 11:35 p.m. Friday (Nov. 30, 2012) in the Illinois Veterans Home, Quincy.
James was born May 14, 1931, in Richfield Township, a son of Leo B. and Gladys M. Weisinger Boone. He married Nancy J. Hoskins on June 26,1956, in Springfield. She died Oct. 10, 2005.
Jim served in the U. S. Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict
. He was a lifelong farmer and he was a mechanic with his brother, Roger, at Boone Welding and Repair until his retirement. He was also a volunteer fireman
with the Plainville Fire Department. Jim was a lifetime member of Plainville Masonic Lodge 529 A.F. & A.M. and he was a member of Quincy Consistory. He belonged to Plainville Methodist Church. Jim worked hard and played harder and liked to tell a good story! He loved his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Survivors include his three children, Robert Boone of Plainville, M. Luann (Kevin) Stahl of Plainville and June (Mike) Dingerson of Payson; his two adopted children, Brad (LouAnn) Hoskins of Camp Point and Scott Hoskins of Quincy; seven grandchildren, Matthew Stahl of Quincy, Kimberly (Jarred) Mauck of Liberty, Kelley (Justin) Bliven of Plainville, Leland Hoskins of Buford, S.C., Olivia Hoskins of Camp Point and Laura and Tamara Hoskins of Quincy; three great-grandchildren, Lydia Bliven of Plainville and Mason and Brayden Hoskins of Buford; two brothers, Roger (Roselyn) Boone of Plainville and Norman (Nancy) Boone of Barry; a sister, Elaine (Loren) Simon of Liberty; a sister-in-law, Barbara Boone of Quincy; a great uncle, Nick (Evelyn) Weisinger of Payson; and numerous nieces and nephews.
James was also preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Marvin Boone.
SERVICES: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Hansen-Spear Funeral Home with the Rev. Lois Sorrill conducting. Burial with military rites by Payson VFW
Post 2061 will be in Shiloh Cemetery, Plainville.
VISITATION: 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home with a Masonic service at 7:30 p.m. conducted by Plainville Masonic Lodge 529 A.F. and A.M.
MEMORIALS: Illinois Veterans Home Activities Fund, Plainville Methodist Church, or Plainville Volunteer Fire Department.
Condolences may be expressed online at www.whig.com