Patricia Boles

Nov 9th, 1940 - Sep 17th, 2017


Blue Funeral Home (Marion)

Wed, Sep. 20th, 2017 5pm-8pm


Blue Funeral Home (Marion)

Thu, Sep. 21st, 2017 11am

Patricia Boles

Marion-Patricia Ann Boles, 76, passed away on Sunday, September 17, 2017 at her home.

Patricia was born on November 9, 1940 in Marion to Robert and Emma (Bugdonis) Kent. She married Larry Boles on May 30, 1959 at Marion First Baptist Church.

Patricia worked many jobs throughout her lifetime. She was a Christian woman with a servant’s heart.  Patricia was always smiling and had a cheerful disposition.  She loved the Lord and her family and will be missed by all who knew her.

Survivors include:

Husband-Larry Boles of Marion

Daughter-Cathy and Mike Duvall of Marion


Robert C. and Donna L. Boles of Marion

Mike and Marilyn Boles of Marion


Chuck and Kelly Hill

Josh and Mattie Hill

Danielle Boles

Jessica and Chad Whitmire

Nick and Kelsey Boles

Luke Boles

Daniel Boles

12 great grandchildren

She was preceded in death by her parents and infant brother, Robert Leon Kent

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 11am at Blue Funeral Home in Marion with Pastor Bryan Braden officiating. Burial will follow at Fountain Cemetery.  Visitation will be on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 from 5pm-8pm at the funeral home.

Memorial donations are suggested to Hospice of Southern Illinois and will be accepted at Blue Funeral Home/1704 N. Court/ Marion, IL   62948.  For more information or to sign the memorial guest register, please visit

5 Guestbook Messages

  • Guest: Linda C. Reed

    From: Creal Springs, Illinois

    Date: September 18, 2017

    Pat was such a sweet woman with a positive attitude. Her love for her Savior shone through her words. I loved to hear her sing “He Touched Me” when we attended church together at Warder Street Baptist Church. You could see the joy in her expression while she sang. She had sorrow and sickness, but she held onto her faith in her Savior’s love. He touched her, and now she is truly free!! May God bless all the family giving them comfort, peace, and joy knowing they will see Pat again!!! Linda C. Reed

  • Guest: Renee Pressley

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: September 18, 2017

    My mom, Billie Pressley and Pat would talk on the phone for HOURS! So sorry for your loss. Prayers for your family.

  • Guest: Nancy Claire Chapman

    From: Stonefort, IL, Illinois

    Date: September 20, 2017

    I will never forget you, Pat. You were the youngest Mother in the neighborhood and such a beautiful woman. You were always cooking in the pressure cooker, doing laundry, watching your soaps and just being a Mother. Then in later years, singing at Warder St Baptist Church and leading a special bible study and then a youth group. You loved the Lord, your family and always had a smile for everyone. Rest in Peace and Godspeed.

  • Guest: Edwina Kent

    From: Marion , Illinois

    Date: September 21, 2017

    Prayers for the family due to the loss of their sweet Mother. She will be remembered for her kind spirit.

  • Guest: Terry “T Gene” Ragain

    From: Marion, IL, Illinois

    Date: September 23, 2017

    Larry and family: I was so saddened to hear of Pat’s Passing. I was traveling and didn’t know that she had passed until I returned to Marion today. I have such fond memories of Pat, Emma, and Louden when we all lived on Plum street. She used to walk me to Kindergarten at Logan School when she was in Jr. High. My sincere sympathy and condolences to you . She was such a sweet person .