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Beatrice Boles, age 89, of Grand River, Iowa, the daughter of Paul and Carrie Andrew, passed away May 5, 2013 at the Clearview Home in Mount Ayr, Iowa. Beatrice is survived by her daughter, Helen Boles; sisters-in-law, Lena Hewlett, Lucia Daughton and Carol Andrew; cousins; nieces and nephews, and other relatives and friends.

Beatrice taught country school for a few years before her marriage to Ralph Boles. Then she became a homemaker to her family. She liked to sew and made most of Helen’s clothes while she was growing up, including her eighth grade graduation dress.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph, who passed away in a car accident October 11, 2010, 21 days before their 65th wedding anniversary. She was also preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Earl Andrew; her mother-in-law and father-in-law, Reese and Lucille Boles, and her brothers-in-law, Francis Hewlett and John Daughton.

Funeral services were Thursday, May 9, 2013, at the Slade O’Donnell Funeral Home in Leon, Iowa. Burial was in the Grand River Cemetery.

A memorial fund has been established by the family.

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