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Walter C. Boatright
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Birth: May 17, 1907
Saline County
Illinois, USA
Death: May 1, 2000
Macon County
Illinois, USA

Walter was the sixth of eight children born to Americus 'Mack' and Cora J. (Blackman) Boatright. He married Ruby (Mangum) in 1934 and they had two daughters: Barbara and Janie.



Herald & Review - Decatur, Illinois
May 2, 2000

Boatright, 92, Decatur, died Monday (May 1, 2000). Arrangements incomplete: Dawson & Wikoff West Wood Street Funeral Home.


Herald & Review - Decatur, Illinois
May 3, 2000

Boatright, 92, of Decatur died 7:25 a.m. Monday (May 1, 2000) in Fair Havens Christian Home.
Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday in First United Methodist Church with visitation from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday in Dawson & Wikoff West Wood Street Funeral Home with Masonic services at 7 p.m. Burial will be in Macon County Memorial Park. Family suggests memorials to First United Methodist Church Building or Shriners Children's Hospital.
Mr. Boatright was born in Harrisburg, May 17, 1907, the son of Mac and Cora Vineyard Boatright. He was district sales representative for Swift & Co. He was a 32nd degree Mason and member of Stephen Decatur Masonic Lodge 979 for 49 years; a member of Scottish Rite, Ansar Shrine of Springfield and Shrine Club of Decatur. He was a past member of the Macon County Zoning Board. Mr. Boatright was a volunteer at Good Samaritan Inn, Decatur Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and Red Cross Bloodmobile. He was a member of the Decatur Club. He was a member of First United Methodist Church, where he served as an usher for many years and also sponsored Laotian families through the church. He married Ruby Mangum on Jan. 20, 1934. She preceded him in death on Sept. 25, 1999.
Surviving are his daughters, Barbara Bartison and husband Denny of Decatur; Janie Wise and husband Howard of Moweaqua; brother, Wilburn Boatright of Mount Vernon; grandchildren, Dana Spies of Normal; Mark Paulson and wife Alyson of Oswego; Chad Wise of Chicago; Chris Wise of Moweaqua; great-grandchildren, Kate Spies and Hank Spies of Normal.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, four brothers and two infant sisters.
We will be forever grateful for your strength and guidance throughout our lives.

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  Ruby Mangum Boatright (1909 - 1999)
Macon County Memorial Park
Macon County
Illinois, USA
Created by: Sharon
Record added: Dec 16, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 45544527
Walter C. Boatright
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Walter C. Boatright
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- Sharon
 Added: Mar. 17, 2010
Rest in peace.
- J. Bean
 Added: Dec. 16, 2009

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