Rebecca J. "Becky" Boughton, age 76, of Oquawka, Illinois, passed away at 3:16 PM on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at the Great River Hospice House in West Burlington, Iowa. She was born on June 26, 1943 in Hillsboro, Illinois, the daughter of Robert J. and Maggie Marie (Higgins) Moore. Becky attended Monmouth High School and was a graduate of Union High School. On December 19, 1964, she married Melvin Boughton, Jr. at the Rozetta Baptist Church in Rozetta and he is surviving.
After graduating from high school, Becky began a 38 year career at J.I. Case in Burlington, Iowa, where she was a payroll supervisor. Becky loved camping, boating, and riding motorcycles. She and Mel traveled the county and enjoyed many adventures together. Becky mostly loved her family.
Becky is survived by her husband Mel of Oquawka, Illinois, one sister-in-law; Shirley Brown of Theodosia, Missouri, two brothers-in-law; Robert Boughton of Belton, Missouri and Joseph Boughton of Oquawka, Illinois. She is also survived by several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews; Ann (Jim) Davis of Oquawka, Illinois, Joey (Karen) Boughton of Oquawka, Illinois, Becky Mueller of Oquawka, Illinois, Misty (Rodney) Rodriquez of Minot, North Dakota, Dea (Allen) Bates of Burlington, Iowa, Amanda Grace of Monmouth, Illinois, and Cathleen (Jeff) Karr of Belton, Missouri. Becky is preceded in death by her parents, grand-parents, and two brothers.
A funeral service for Becky Boughton will be at 11:00 AM on Monday, September 16, 2019 at Turnbull Funeral Home in Oquawka, Illinois. Her family plans visitation from 5:00-7:00 PM on Sunday, September 15, 2019 at the funeral home. Interment will follow at the Oquawka Cemetery. A memorial fund is being established for the Great River Hospice House in West Burlington, Iowa.
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