NAME: Mace, Martha Anne (m. William O. Boshart)
OBIT: 15 Dec 2003 (d. Washington County, Iowa)
MARTHA ANNE BOSHART Martha Anne Boshart, 82, of Washington, died Friday, Dec. 12, at Washington County Hospital, following a brief illness.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 17, at Jones-Eden Funeral Home in Washington, with the Rev. Mark Young officiating. Burial will be in Elm Grove Cemetery in Washington. A memorial fund for United Methodist Church in Washington has been established.
Mrs. Boshart was born Dec. 26, 1920, to Glenn E. and Susanna (Scranton) Mace, in Washington. She married Marine Captain William O. Boshart on Nov. 10, 1944.
Mrs. Boshart lived most of her life in Washington. She was a graduate of Washington High School and Washington Junior College, and attended Drake University in Des Moines. She was a veteran of the Air Force and served during World War II. She joined the Women's Air Force Service Pilots (WASP) and received her wings in 1944. In her earlier years, she worked for the Des Moines Flying Service and Meredith Publishing Company. She later worked for Capitol Savings and Loan Association, the Joe Falk Company and Northwestern Mutual Insurance, all in Washington.
Mrs. Boshart was a member of the United Methodist Church. She taught Sunday school and served on various church committees. She was past president of the YWCA, a board member of Community Chest, and a member of the City of Washington Planning and Zoning Committee. She and her family were hosts to three foreign exchange students.
Mrs. Boshart is survived by two sons, Michael Boshart and wife Connie of Iowa City, and Jeffrey Boshart and wife Karen of Charleston, Ill.; one daughter, Suzanne Meyer and husband Kenneth of Golden, Colo.; one granddaughter, Anastasia Gray and usband Todd of Iowa City; two grandsons, Mace and Will Boshart of charleston, Ill.; and one great-granddaughter Mackenzie Gray of Iowa City.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband in 1968, one brother and one sister.