The Pryor Times

September 8, 2013

Obituary: Boatright

— Funeral services for Elma Jean Boatright, 86, Pryor are 2 p.m. Monday, September 9, 2013, at Stephens Memorial Chapel.  Pastor Doug Parker will officiate and burial will follow at Ross-Mayes Cemetery, Salina.  Services are under the direction of Stephens Memorial Chapel.

 Boatright was born Sept. 10, 1926 in Salina to Duey J. and Edith Bell (Brown) Plumlee.  She died Sept 4, 2013 in Chouteau.

Boatright was a lifetime resident of Salina and Pryor.  She was a homemaker and was a caregiver to several people. She enjoyed traveling. She went from Oklahoma to California and continued up and down the coastal towns of California.  She went to to Wea Woodlands of Indiana, back to Oklahoma, up to the North Slope of Alaska and  back to Oklahoma.  She was married to Homer Boatright on May 7, 1947 in Los Angeles, Calif.; he preceded her in death.  She was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary, and enjoyed doing volunteer work with the auxiliary.  One of her favorite saying was The Golden Rule,” Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”

 She is survived by her daughter Doris Schwider and husband Jim of Chouteau, son Dale Boatright and wife Kathleen of Portland, Oregon; grandchildren Renee Schwider and Derek Boatright; sisters Rebecca Frances Lawrence, Mary Beulah Walters and Daisy Holt; brothers Dallas “Babe” Plumlee, Raymond “Blackie” Plumlee; and a host of other relatives and friends.  In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by parents; siblings Estel Plumlee, Felton Dee Plumlee, Ruth Elizabeth Lawrence, Kenneth Iverson Plumlee, Don Louis Plumlee and Mack Plumlee.

 The family will receive relatives and friends 11 a.m. until the service at  2 p.m.  Monday, Sept. 9, 2013 at Stephens Memorial Chapel.