Marie Ann Boston, 94 of Mount Olive, died Wednesday, June 3, 2020, at 4:15 p.m. at Copper Creek Cottages, Litchfield. She was born on March 19, 1926, in Mt. Olive to the late John Delich and Anna Pakovich Delich.
She married the late Raymond Michael who preceded her in death on March 17, 2017. They married on September 15, 1950, in Edwardsville. She attended Mt. Olive Public Grade School and graduated from Mt. Olive High School with the Class of 1944. After graduation, she attended Michael Reese School of Nursing in Chicago and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Nursing.
Marie grew up in the 1st United Methodist Church, Mt. Olive. She was employed as a registered nurse and also served as the director of nursing at Litchfield Health Care until her retirement. She enjoyed cooking, flowers, gardening and her dog. She especially loved her granddaughter and spending time with family.
She leaves behind her son, Edward (Vicki) Boston of Collinsville; granddaughter, Jennifer (Nate) Ladwig of Chicago; and two great-granddaughters, Maya and Zoe.
Marie was preceded in death by her parents, John & Anna Pakovich Delich; husband, Raymond Michael Boston; brother, Bill Delich; and sister, Vi Delich.
No public visitation will be held. Private family graveside services and burial will be held at Union Miners Cemetery, Mt. Olive on June 10, 2020. Memorials are suggested to Mt. Olive VFW Post #5790 c/o Becker & Son Funeral Home, 221 S. Poplar St., Mt. Olive. Becker & Son Funeral Home, Mt. Olive is in charge of arrangements.