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Charles 'Bill' Boward

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[August 26, 2008]  MIDDLETOWN -- Charles William "Bill" Boward, 79, of Middletown, died Monday, Aug. 25, 2008, at 2:30 p.m. at St. Clara's Manor in Lincoln.

Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Thursday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln. A Masonic service will follow at 7 p.m.

His funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Middletown Methodist Church, with Pastor Robert Ervin officiating.

Burial, with military rites, will be in Irish Grove Cemetery.

Mr. Boward worked for Pillsbury Mills for 35 years.

He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran.

He was born Sept. 20, 1928, in Edwardsville to James and Alvina Habeck Boward. He married Ethel Jane Busch on Aug. 20, 1949, in Middletown.

He is survived by his wife, Jane, of Middletown; two daughters, Cinda (and Jeff) Dorgan of Middletown and Becky Kunken of Mount Pulaski; three grandsons; and one great-granddaughter.

A brother, James L. Boward, preceded him in death.

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He was a member of Middletown Methodist Church, Greenview Masonic Lodge, American Legion Post 672, Ansar Shrine and the Tin Lizzies with the Shriners.

Memorials may be made to Middletown Methodist Church, Middletown Fire and Rescue, or Shriners Hospital.

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