Jesse M. “Jess” Boswell
Jesse M. “Jess” Boswell, 88, Sesser, died Dec. 26, 2004, 
at Severin Intermediate Care Home in Benton.

Mr. Boswell was retired. He had worked as a coal miner with 
Freeman United Coal Co.

He was born Nov. 13, 1916, in Bald Hill Township in Jefferson County, 
a son of Alta Zella (Eubanks) and Harvey Sylvester Boswell. 
On July 7, 1938, he married Irene (Eubanks) Boswell. 
They were married 61 years; she died Dec. 3, 1999.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday at Davis Funeral 
Chapel in Sesser, located between Sesser and Christopher at Illinois 148 
and Park Street Road. Gene Outland will officiate. Burial will be at 
Maple Hill Cemetery in Sesser.

Friends may call from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. 
Masonic rites will be conducted at 8 p.m.

Survivors include sons Marvin Boswell and daughter-in-law Lulubell of 
Mulkeytown and Rodger D. Boswell and daughter-in-law Angela of O’Fallon; 
daughters Jean Warren and son-in-law Curtis of Benton and Connie Brandalise 
and son-in-law Victor of Sesser; grandchildren Vanessa Clark and Danny of 
Mulkeytown, Veronica Davison and Mike of Mulkeytown, Marvin Boswell II and 
Susan of Christopher, Tara Smith of Sarasota, Fla., Breanna and Bailey Boswell 
of O’Fallon, Sandy Shortland and Bo of Benton, Bryan Warren and Carrie of 
Charlotte, N.C., Darren Warren and Mandy of O’Fallon, Mo., Kevin Warren of 
Valier, Anita Evans and Richard of Christopher, Janette Roule and Rudy of 
Mulkeytown, Vickie Spiller and Tim of Sesser and David Brandalise of Sesser; 
21 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; several nieces and nephews; 
and a very special friend, Kay Sammons.

Mr. Boswell was a member of Hazel Dell Free Will Baptist Church. He was an 
alderman in Ward 2 in Sesser. He was a 60-year member of Masonic Lodge 918 
in Sesser and a member of United Mine Workers of America Local 1545.

In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers 
and one sister.

Davis Funeral Chapel asks that you feel free to sign its online guest register 
at For more information, you may also call 724-1300. 

Source: Mt. Vernon Register News
Date: 12-29-2004
Submitted by Kiowana Hayes Ferguson 

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