Rachel Boatman

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Rachel Juanita Boatman, nee Self, 90, of Belleville, IL, born February 18, 1932, in Centreville, IL, died Thursday, April 21, 2022, at Memorial Hospital, Belleville, IL.

Mrs. Boatman was preceded in death by her husband, Robert H. Boatman Jr.; her parents, Tilford L. and Rosa L., nee Crouch, Self; siblings, Grace M. Conner, John D. Self, Franklin D. Self, Sherman D. Self, William Self, Rosie Schmidt, Clifford Self, Flossie Self, and Dixie Self.

Surviving are a daughter, Wanda L. Boatman;
a son, Rodney W. Boatman;
and a sister, Mary L. McElligott.

The family wishes to give special thanks to Dr. Mohammad M. Vakassi and the medical staff at Belleville Memorial Hospital and Memorial Care Center.

Memorials may be made to Belleville Memorial Hospital, or to the Memorial Foundation.  Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.

Private funeral services were held.

Burial was at Walnut Hill Cemetery, Belleville, IL.


5 Comments on Rachel Boatman

Angie Bates said : Guest Report May 03, 2022 at 12:59 PM

Wanda, I was so sorry to hear of your moms passing. You and your brother are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Swansea
  • IL
Kim Renth said : Guest Report May 03, 2022 at 9:29 AM

Wanda and Rodney- Sending my deepest sympathies to both of you. Your mother was a true gem. If you need anything, you know how to reach me. Kim

  • Mascoutah
  • Illinois
Chip Julleis said : Guest Report May 01, 2022 at 10:13 AM

Rodney so sorry to hear of your mothers passing. You have my condolences.

  • Waterloo
  • IL
Cynthia & Sandra (Cindy & Sandy) said : Guest Report May 01, 2022 at 9:40 AM

Dearest Cousins, Wanda & Rodney, We were so sorry to hear of Our Aunt Juanita's passing. We were all raised in the same town, but grew apart during childhood. Your Memories of your Momma will hold you both together. Just know that our hearts hurt for you both! Sending Love Always! xoxo

  • Dushore
  • Pennsylvania
Tom and Mary budde said : Guest Report May 01, 2022 at 9:00 AM

Dear Rodney, So sorry about mom, we have missed her in the yard. Our garden has failed the last couple years so we haven’t visited. Prayers for you and your sister🙏

  • Belleville
  • Illinois

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