Barbara Boatman


Barbara Jean Boatman, 72, of Paris, passed away at 2:09 p.m. Sunday, March 10, 2019, at Twin Lakes Rehab and Healthcare in Paris. She worked in sales for Montgomery Ward and was secretary for several businesses, including Wolfe’s Auto Parts, Mooney Motors, Winkler Automotive and Edgar County Bank. She was the former owner of Lollipops Clothing Store.

A funeral service is 10 a.m. Friday, March 15, 2019, at Stewart and Carroll Funeral Home. Burial follows in Edgar Cemetery. Visitation is from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 14, at the funeral home.

Mrs. Boatman was born Feb. 5, 1947, at Paris, the daughter of Henry Robison and Pauline Shonk Rieber. She married Richard Dale Boatman Sept. 2, 1967, at Paris, and he passed away Aug. 24, 2013.

Survivors include her mother, Pauline Rieber of Paris; her children, Lisa Ann Boatman of Daytona, Fla., Shelley Dale (Kevin) Winkler of Olney, Richard Douglas (Cassandra) Boatman of Paris and Jaime Lynn (Tony Holt) Boatman of Paris; two brothers, Jim and Jerry Robison, both of Paris; two half sisters, Phoebe Johnson and Maxine Elledge, both of Paris; and 10 grandchildren, Chelsey Lynn Bennett, Macy Jane Coffey, Ian Emerson Winkler, Montana Berlyn Boatman, Jackson Elijah Boatman, James Maxwell Boatman, Anthony Mason Boatman, Chestan Abram Webb, Xavier Holt, and Justin Asbury.

She was preceded in death by her stepfather, Otis “Moe” Rieber; and two brothers, Jack and John Robison.

Mrs. Boatman enjoyed shopping, gardening, walking, traveling with her husband, and spoiling her grandchildren. She also loved celebrating Christmas.

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