Sandra Ann (Collins) Boes

October 18, 1935 ~ July 23, 2020 (age 84)

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Sandra Ann Boes, age 84, of Battle Creek died Thursday, July 23, 2020 at Bronson Battle Creek Hospital.

Mrs. Boes was born on October 18, 1935 in Battle Creek, Michigan to William L. and Gertrude (Hutchison) Collins.  She was a lifelong resident of the Battle Creek area and was a graduate of Lakeview High School, class of 1953.  While in high school, she worked as a clerk at the Wayne’s Market.  She then worked as a Claims Examiner for the Federal Life & Casualty Insurance Company and then as a representative for the old Twin Valley Optical Center.  She retired in 1960 to begin her full-time occupation as a Domestic Engineer.

On May 14, 1959, she married Lester Joseph Boes at the Lakeview Baptist Church.  He preceded her in death on July 21, 2015.

Sandra was a life member of the Lakeview Baptist Church.  She was a very active member and belonged to numerous groups and committees.  Some of her involvements were serving as a Diaconate, in the Crib Nursery, sang in the choir, taught at Vacation Bible School, and helped in the Food Pantry.  She also served on the Memorial committee, the Scholarship committee, and the Nomination Committee.  She was baptized on March 26, 1959.

Mrs. Boes enjoyed a full and active life.  She enjoyed traveling and had visited Niagara Falls, New York City, Las Vegas, Branson Missouri, and Florida.  She and her husband enjoyed square dancing and camping at the Tri-Lake Campground for 16 years.  Sandra enjoyed playing cards, making many beautiful crafts, and going to craft shows.  She loved shopping and lived by the motto, “Shop till you Drop”.

She is survived by sons, Jody (Maria) Boes of Battle Creek and Paul (Darla) Boes of Battle Creek; grandchildren, Robert Murray, and Christina Overhauser; four great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild; and a brother, William L. Collins of Battle Creek.

She was preceded in death by siblings, Juanita Collins (infant), Mildred Hawk, Melba Yates, Tiny Angell, and Mary Cuyler-Willavize. 

The family will receive friends on Monday, July 27, 2020 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Kempf Family Funeral and Cremation Services 2838 Capital Ave SW, Battle Creek, MI 49015.  A funeral service to celebrate the gift of her life will be held at 11:00 AM Tuesday at the funeral home with Pastor Ross Lucas officiating.  Interment will follow in Floral Lawn Memorial Gardens.

Friends who wish may make memorial contributions to the Lakeview Baptist Church or to the charity of one’s choice.  Assistance with memorials is available through the funeral home.

Due to the Covid 19 pandemic a Celebration Gathering will be held at a later date.

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July 27, 2020

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Kempf Family Funeral and Cremation Services
2838 Capital Ave SW
Battle Creek, MI 49015

Funeral Service
July 28, 2020

11:00 AM
Kempf Family Funeral and Cremation Services
2838 Capital Ave SW
Battle Creek, MI 49015

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