Ronald Wayne Boden, 74 of Bunker Hill, died at St. Francis Hospital, Litchfield on Friday, September 8, 2023. He was born on June 3, 1949, in Litchfield to William Henry Boden and Audrey Vaughn Boden.
He married Betty Lou (Maxeiner) Boden on October 8, 1975, in Carlinville. He was a coal miner for Monterey Coal Co. Ron was a former police officer for the City of Litchfield. He was a member of the Local UMA. Ron enjoyed spending time with his family, traveling (especially to Branson), craft shows, and woodworking. He loved John Wayne and Reba McEntire. He was also a Civil War history buff.
He is survived by his spouse, Betty Boden of Bunker Hill; children, Bert Griffin of Kenner, LA, Rob (spouse, Susan) Griffin of Greenville, Jodie (spouse, Dan) Sparrow of Edwardsville, John (spouse, Angie) Griffin of Anderson, IN, and Jeremy (spouse, Beth Frye) Boden of Indianapolis, IN; grandchildren, Jordyn, Breanna, Lexie, Sidney, Emilie, Bradly, Justin, and Kurstin; great-grandchildren, Jaxson, Kingsley, and Kambrie; brother, Bob Boden of Springfield, MO; sister, Suzanne Mix of Gillespie; and several nieces and nephews.
Ron was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Don Boden; sister, Lisa Boden; and brother-in-law, Steve Mix.
A celebration of life will be held outside on Saturday, September 16, 2023, at 4 to 6pm at the Depot, 103 West Garrison, Dorchester, IL, 62033. Please dress casual for outside. Memorials are suggested to Adopt A Pet, PO Box 53, Benld, IL 62009. Kravanya Funeral Home, Bunker Hill is in charge of the arrangements.