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Sheila (Wright) Boston

January 7, 1949 ~ March 9, 2021 (age 72)

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Sheila Boston, 72, of Sandoval passed away, surrounded by the love and care of her family, Tuesday, March 9, 2021. She was born on January 7, 1949 the daughter of Lawrence and Laverna (Turner) Wright in Alton. She married Gaither Boston in 1985 in Harrisburg and he preceded her in death on April 30, 2009.

Survivors that will remember Sheila’s outgoing spirit include her beloved family, children, Laverna (William “Deon”) Hale of Sandoval, Brian (Crystal) Berkel of Sandoval, Ella (William “Ronnie”) Wolfe of Centralia, Rose (Nicholas) Barrow of Sandoval, Sherry Boston Brooks of Kell, and Tammy Boston Childress of Harrisburg; grandchildren, Kevin Newcomb, Kimberly (Terry) Kugler, Nathan Hale, Samantha (Daniel) Zappa, Destiny (Colton) Vaughn, Aryn Berkel, Jada Berkel, Haylee Brummett, Brian J. Berkel, Damian Berkel, Brittany Crider, Amanda Berkel (Nathen Hull), Anton Berkel, Lucifer Berkel, Katelynn (Jacob) Timmons, Jessica Smith, Scottie (Koda Scharer) Smith, Montana Harris (Ricardo Williams), Kalli (Clay) Lyons, Peyton Coleman, Braden Barrow, Drake Barrow, Keisha Cullum, Kenny Cullum, Charles Cullum, Chris Cullum, and Rosa Cullum; 26 great grandchildren; 2 great grand pups; siblings, Richard Wright of Broughton, Greg Wright of Jacksonville, NC, Linda (Jimmy) Brockman of Rantoul, Rochelle (Johnny) Bell of Medora, Cindy Wright of Alton, and Rhonda (Jimmy) Bell of Medora; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Along with her husband, Gaither Boston, Sheila was preceded in death by both her parents, Lawrence and Laverna Wright; sons, James Berkel, and Everett Berkel; and siblings, Ronnie Wright, Carla Turpening, Randy Wright, Keith Wright, and Chris Wright. 

Sheila was a devout Catholic and shared her beliefs with her family. She could always be found outside enjoying the beauty of nature. Sheila spent many fun times relaxing around the campfire with family and friends while camping. She loved the thrill of catching her limit on fish and showed her generous nature by making a great meal with her fresh catch. Sheila was a bit of a dare devil, riding dirt bikes like a pro and feeling the breeze on her face while riding her moped. Sheila liked to go to flea markets in search of treasures. She was the glue of her family and hosted many get togethers, knowing the importance of keeping close family relationships. She knew when to hold them and when to fold them while playing poker with her grandchildren, who she taught all her secrets to winning to. Sheila was friendly, loving and so supportive of her family and her absence will be mourned greatly, but her memory will live on.

Day Macz Funeral Home in Sandoval is privileged to be assisting the family of Sheila Boston with arrangements. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, March 12, 2021 at the St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Sandoval with Rev. Fr. Steven Pautler officiating. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park in rural Sandoval. A visitation time to offer condolences to the family will be held from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service on Friday at the church where those in attendance will be asked to wear a mask and the number of people in the funeral home at one time will be limited. Memorials may be made in Sheila’s honor to the Family’s Wishes. Online condolence and memories of Sheila may be shared with the family by visiting and/or on the funeral home’s Facebook page.


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Funeral Mass
March 12, 2021

1:00 PM
St. Lawrence Catholic Church (Sandoval)

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