Earnestine T. Boos
Earnestine T. Boos, 89, of Keosauqua, and formerly of Indianola and Des Moines, died on Friday, Jan. 27, 2017, at Keosauqua Health Care Center.
In accordance with her wishes, her body has been cremated and no services are planned at this time. Pedrick Funeral Home, in Keosauqua, is handling the arrangements.
Boos was born on Oct. 8, 1927, in Purdy, the daughter of Theodore and Mildred Wilson Foster. She graduated from Melcher-Dallas High School in 1945, and from Drake University.
She had worked for Des Moines Public School System with special needs students for more than 20 years. She also worked for the Grand Ole Opry when it was in Des Moines, at the Iowa State Fair, and Veterans Memorial Auditorium for many years.
She was an active member of her church.
She enjoyed traveling, collecting stamps and coins, doing crafts, and animals.
Boos is survived by her children, Robert (Sharon) Boos II, of Snohomish, Wash.; Maureen (Rick) Fedson, of Des Moines; Teressa (Jim) Kuder, of Keosauqua; Russell (EJ) Boos, of Altoona; 16 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert; and a daughter, Carol McDole.