September 13, 2023

Ronald Wayne Boden, 74, of Bunker Hill, Ill., died at St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield on Friday, Sept. 8, 2023. He was born June 3, 1949, in Litchfield to William Henry Boden and Audrey Vaughn Boden. He married Betty Lou Maxeiner on Oct. 8, 1975, in Carlinville, and she survives.

He was a coal miner for Monterey Coal Co. Ron was a former police officer for the City of Litchfield. He was a member of the Local UMA. Ron enjoyed spending time with his family, traveling (especially to Branson), craft shows, and woodworking. He loved John Wayne and Reba McEntire. He was also a Civil War history buff.

He is survived by his wife, Betty Boden of Bunker Hill; children, Bert Griffin of Kenner, La., Rob (Susan) Griffin of Greenville, Jodie (Dan) Sparrow of Edwardsville, John (Angie) Griffin of Anderson, Ind., Jeremy (Beth Frye) Boden of Indianapolis, Ind .; grandchildren, Jordyn, Breanna, Lexie, Sidney, Emilie, Bradly, Justin, Kurstin; three great-grandchildren; brother, Bob Boden of Springfield, Mo .; sister, Suzanne Mix of Gillespie; and several nieces and nephews. Ron was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Don Boden; sister, Lisa Boden; and brother-in-law, Steve Mix.

A celebration of life will be held outside on Saturday, Sept. 16, from 4-6 p.m. at the Depot in Dorchester.

Memorials are suggested to Adopt-A-Pet, P.O. Box 53, Benld, IL 62009. Anyone wishing to send an online condolence may do so at Kravanya Funeral Home in Bunker Hill is in charge of arrangements.

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