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Charlene M. Boles

Apr 09, 2018

August 9, 1949 - April 5, 2018

Charlene M. Boles, 68, of Mt. Pleasant, died Thursday, April 5, 2018 at her residence.


A celebration of life will be held from 4:00-7:00 p.m. on Monday, April 9, 2018 at the Kimzey Funeral Home, 213 North Main Street, Mt. Pleasant. A private family burial will be held prior to the celebration of life at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Mt. Pleasant. Pastor Brian Swafford will officiate.


Those considering an expression of sympathy in lieu of flowers may direct memorials to the Epilepsy Foundation. Online condolences may be directed to


Mrs. Boles, the former Charlene Maye Fike, was born August 9, 1949 in Estherville, Iowa. She was the daughter of Lee and Imogene (Bevan) Fike. She grew up in Lake Park, Iowa and graduated from Lake Park High School in 1967. Charlene graduated from the Larson School of Cosmetology in Spencer, Iowa. On September 2, 1967 at the United Methodist Church in Lake Park, Charlene was united in marriage to Paul Raymond Boles.


The couple moved to Emmetsburg in 1969. Charlene was a homemaker while raising her children. In 1979, they moved to Mt. Pleasant. Charlene worked as the Assistant Activities Director at the (then) Mapleleaf Care Center.

Charlene bowled with Paul in a couples bowling league. She had an extreme fondness for dogs of all types. Much of Charlene's spare time was devoted to her favorite pastime, doting on her grandchildren.


Those thankful for sharing in Charlene's life include her husband of 50 years, Paul of Mt. Pleasant; two children and their spouse, Scott & Dana Boles and Nicci & Michael Hill, all of New London, Iowa; two sisters, Marilyn Carden-Crill and her husband Larry of Mt. Pleasant and Karen Miller of Spirit Lake, Iowa; three brothers-in-law, Allen Carden of Mt. Pleasant, Bud Boles of Milford, Iowa, and Russell Boles and his wife Sharon of West Des Moines, Iowa; six grandchildren: Justin, Kyle and Darin Hill and Mitchell, Levi and Alisha Boles, and two step-grandchildren: Tyler and Ritter Noble.


Her parents and a brother, Francis Fike, precede Charlene in death.

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