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Virginia S. Boden

September 2, 1925 December 22, 2018
Virginia S. Boden
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Obituary for Virginia S. Boden

Virginia S. Boden, 93, of Creston, passed away Saturday, December 22, 2018 at the Afton Care Center. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 AM Thursday, January 3, 2019 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Creston with Father Kenneth Halbur as celebrant. Interment will be at the Calvary Cemetery in Creston. Open visitation will be from 1:00 to 7:00 PM Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at Pearson Family Funeral Service and Cremation Center in Creston. The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 PM, followed by a Christian wake service and the Rosary. Memorial contributions may be directed to the St. Malachy Foundation. On-line condolences may left at www.pearsonfuneralhomes.com.

Virginia Sophia (Hafner) Boden was born September 2, 1925, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Raymond Arthur and Justine (Eichinger) Hafner. She attended kindergarten at St. Boniface School in Philadelphia. Her family moved across the Delaware River to Gloucester Heights, New Jersey. She attended St. Mary’s Catholic School from first through 12th grade, graduating with honors in June of 1943. She then began to work in Philadelphia at AT&T as a teletype operator.

On August 11, 1945 Virginia married Carroll Boden from Creston, who was stationed with the Marine Corps as a guard at the Philadelphia Navy Yard. They came to Creston in December of 1945.

Virginia was a homemaker, but kept busy outside the home. Her faith was very important to her. She belonged to Holy Spirit Parish, Catholic Daughters of America and the Creston Council of Catholic Women.

Left to cherish Virginia’s memory are her children: Mary (husband Randy) Greer of Homosassa, Florida, Paul (wife Kay) Boden of Creston, David (wife Connie) Boden of Canon City, Colorado, Greg (wife Lisa) Boden of Indianola, John (wife Linette) Boden of Norwalk, Angie (husband Larry) West of Creston, and Janet (husband Nick) Meisenheimer of Greenfield; 21 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; 5 great-great grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Dorothy Hafner and Nadine Dorsey.

She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Carroll Boden, Jr.; husband, Carroll, Sr.; sisters, Dolores McCann and Mary Benecke, and brothers, Raymond and Gerard Hafner.


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Previous Events

Open Visitation

Wednesday

2

Jan

1:00 PM 1/2/2019 1:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 1/2/2019 7:00:00 PM
Pearson Family Funeral Service - Creston

809 W. Montgomery Street
Creston, IA 50801

Pearson Family Funeral Service - Creston
809 W. Montgomery Street Creston 50801 IA
United States

Family Will Receive Friends

Wednesday

2

Jan

5:00 PM 1/2/2019 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 1/2/2019 7:00:00 PM
Pearson Family Funeral Service - Creston

809 W. Montgomery Street
Creston, IA 50801

Pearson Family Funeral Service - Creston
809 W. Montgomery Street Creston 50801 IA
United States

Christian Wake Service

Wednesday

2

Jan

7:00 PM 1/2/2019 7:00:00 PM
Pearson Family Funeral Service - Creston

809 W. Montgomery Street
Creston, IA 50801

Pearson Family Funeral Service - Creston
809 W. Montgomery Street Creston 50801 IA
United States

Mass of Christian Burial

Thursday

3

Jan

10:30 AM 1/3/2019 10:30:00 AM
Holy Spirit Catholic Church

107 W. Howard St.
Creston, IA 50801

Holy Spirit Catholic Church
107 W. Howard St. Creston 50801 IA
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Calvary Cemetery-Creston Final Resting Place

1419 170th St.
Creston, IA 50801

1419 170th St. Creston 50801 IA
United States

Memorial Contribution

St. Malachy Foundation

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