H. Maria Boatz

H. Maria Boatz

RANTOUL – Our mama, H. Maria Boatz, passed on to a new and better place on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013.

I would tell you what the H. stood for, but she would haunt me for eternity. She was independent, cantankerous, loving, mean and funny - all at once.

She was surrounded by people that love her at the time of her death and welcomed to the gates of heaven by those that preceded her.

Any condolences can be made by kissing your children and by sending a donation to Provena Hospice in her name. Don't forget the "H."

No funeral will be held, per her request, but a private celebration of her life was held on Saturday, Jan. 26, with a good game of Yahtzee and possibly some Uno.

Heath and Vaughn Funeral Home, 201 N. Elm St., Champaign, is assisting the family with arrangements. Messages of love and condolence may be offered online at www.HeathandVaughn.com.