Lillie Mae Rhine Boswell

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

Lillie M. Boswell, 91, of Newton, Kansas died August 5, 2011 at Asbury Park Green House in Newton. Memorial services will be held at the Corning United Methodist Church, Corning, Iowa on September 17, 2011. Internment of ashes will be in the Brooks Cemetery, Brooks, Iowa. Memorial contributions may be made to Harry Hines Memorial Hospice, 313 S. Market, Wichita, Kan. 67202 or Corning United Methodist Church, Corning, Iowa, 50841.

She was born February 3, 1920 in Parkers Prairie, Minn. to Elmer and Blanche Rhine. She graduated from high school in Prescott, Iowa in 1938. Following graduation, she worked as a postal clerk and waitress until marrying Daleton L. Boswell on March 7, 1943. They moved to a farm southwest of Corning, where they lived most of their married life. In addition to farming, she loved to grow large gardens of vegetables and flowers. She was a faithful member of the Methodist Church at Brooks, Corning and Atlantic Iowa before transferring membership to the Wesley United Methodist Church in Harlingen, Texas in 1993.

Daleton and Lillie had been winter visitors to the Rio Grande Valley for several years before making their permanent home there in 1993. They loved the tropical weather southern Texas provided for them and being able to golf year round. They enjoyed the friendships of other retirees in their retirement community. She would also go to daily exercise classes, quilt and crochet. She moved to Newton, Kan. in May of 2010 to be closer to her daughter, Joy, and then into the Asbury Park Green House in July of 2010.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Daleton; a son, Renny; a brother, Harvey Rhine and two sisters, Helen Rhine and Dorothy Wynn. Survivors include a son Randall (Sydne) of Monroeville, Penn., one daughter Joy (Brad) Hopkins of Newton, Kan., nine grandchildren, Dondee (Boswell) Klein of Guthrie, Okla., T.J. (Boswell) Harris of Newkirk, Okla., Tokey Boswell of Silver Springs, Md., Addie Boswell of Portland, Ore., Joshua Boswell of Huntington Valley, Penn., Jacob Boswell of Columbus, Ohio, Adrian Hopkins of Salina, Kan., Angela (Hopkins) Allison of Bellevue, Wash., and Kara (Hopkins) Gibson of Bel Air, Kan., ten great-grandchildren; a brother Ronald Rhine of Aledo, and many nieces and nephews.