Honoring Illinois’ Oldest Military Veteran – Raymond Boose of Louisville

Raymond Vaughn Boose, 106 of Louisville passed away on Sunday, February 3, 2019 at his home in Louisville. He served his country in the United States Army during World War II. At the time of his death, Mr. Boose was the oldest living veteran in the state of Illinois.

Raymond was the superintendent of maintenance and transportation at the North Clay School District and is remembered fondly as the bus driver for many students over the years. He was also a craftsman and carpenter. He was a 50 year Master Mason at Flora Lodge #204 and a member of the Louisville American Legion Post #914. He enjoyed looking for arrowheads, loved hunting and fishing, St. Louis Cardinal baseball and was very involved in his family. He enjoyed spending time with all of the children and grandchildren. Raymond was a good man and loved by many and will be missed by all who knew him.

Private graveside services honoring the life of Raymond will be conducted You are invited to share your memories of Raymond and leave a condolence at www.triplettandneal.com.

He is survived by three sons; Bob Ed (Tammy) Boose of Xenia, Mike Boose of Frostproof, FL and Stuart (Cindy) Boose of Louisville, two daughters; Debbie (George) Cammon of The Woodlands, TX and De Ann (Andy) Miller of Marshall, IL and a total of 106 grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

He was born on April 23, 1912 in Bible Grove, the son of the late Loam and Gertrude (Fopay) Boose. Raymond married Loma McCollum on April 12, 1941 in Wood River, IL and she preceded him in death on October 15, 1991.