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Robert Earl Boston,

Birth Date: February 22, 1928
Death Date: December 1, 2017

Robert Earl Boston, Sr. 89, of Decatur, passed away Friday, December 1, 2017, at St. Mary’s Hospital.
Robert was born February 22, 1928, in Osceola, Arkansas to Oliver and Jessie Mae (McKinley) Boston. He married Irene M. Holland. She passed away November 11, 2012.
He is survived by four children, Robert (Gena) Boston, Jr. of Springfield, IL, Dewaine M. Boston of Seattle, WA, Winona (Tim Hunt) Shaw of Decatur and Theo Boston of Charleston, IL; 18 grandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great- grandchildren; and one sister, Zetta Mae Page of St. Louis, MO.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Irene and his son, Milo Boston
Funeral services to celebrate the life of Robert E. Boston, Sr. will be 1 p.m. Monday, December 11, 2017, at Moran & Goebel Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home before the service. Memorials may be directed to the family.
The family of Robert E. Boston, Sr. is being served by Moran & Goebel Funeral Home, 2801 N. Monroe St. Decatur, IL. Please view the obituary online, send condolences, and share memories at

Funeral Service
December 11, 2017
1:00 pm
Moran & Goebel Funeral Home
2801 North Monroe Street Decatur, Il 62526
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December 11, 2017
11:00 am
- 1:00 pm
Moran & Goebel Funeral Home
2801 North Monroe Street Decatur, Il 62526
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  1. I will forever be in debt to Robert for all the help he gave to my mother, Marjorie Kelley for many years. She would not have been able to stay in her house without his help. He helped her remain independent by driving her to appointments and on errands after she stopped driving. He also helped my family over the years. He was a dear man and he will be missed. He was always so positive about life and had a smile on his face every time I saw him.
    Marjean and Jim Yagen

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