Barbara Boles

Jul 24th, 1943 - Aug 2nd, 2018


Maplewood Cemetery

Wed, Aug. 8th, 2018 11am

Barbara Boles

Marion-Barbara Ann Wade-Boles, 75, passed away on Thursday, August 2, 2018 at Herrin Hospital.

Barbara was born on July 24, 1943 in Williamson County to Levi and Marie Choate. She married Jack Boles in 1996 and he preceded her in death in 2003.

Barbara worked as a cook for various nursing homes. She was a hard worker and enjoyed spending time at home with her family.

Survivors include:


Becky Richard (Alan) of Carterville

Richard Wade of Carbondale

Randy Wade of Herrin

Sandra Harris of Johnston City

Danny Wade of Steeleville

Penny Dixon

16 grandchildren

18 great grandchildren

Five great-great grandchildren

17 brothers and sisters of which several have preceded her in death

Numerous nieces and nephews

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sons, Ronny Wade and Bobby Wade; infant child.

A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 at 11am at Maplewood Cemetery in Marion with Rev. Don Colson officiating. Family and friends are asked to meet at the cemetery.  Blue Funeral Home in Marion is assisting the family with arrangements.

4 Guestbook Messages

  • Guest: Brenda Cavitt

    From: MARION, Illinois

    Date: August 6, 2018

    Prayers to your dear friend Reva Melvin who she lived with for many years. RIP Barb

  • Guest: Jennifer Jackson

    From: Paducah, Kentucky

    Date: August 6, 2018

    Barb was such a sweet lady became part of our family. Many great memories we shared with her over the years when she lived with my grandma Reva.

  • Guest: Dixie Richardson and Erik Orr

    From: Carterville, Illinois

    Date: August 7, 2018

    Becky and Allen- You have our true sympathy on the loss of such a great spirit. I worked with Barbara years ago and we had great times together. May your memories bring you comfort in the days to come.

  • Guest: Kimberly Boles

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: August 8, 2018

    So sorry to hear of Barb’s passing. I didnt keep in touch with her after my grandpa passed which I do regret. Thoughts and prayers are with the family