Clarice  Bosley


Mrs. Clarice Bosley, 91, a resident of Ottumwa and formerly of Spickard, died Sunday, May 19, 2019, at 3:12 p.m. at Mercy One, Des Moines, Iowa.
Funeral services will be held Friday, May 24, 2019, at 1 p.m. at Resthaven Mortuary, Trenton. Burial will be in Resthaven Mortuary north of Trenton.
Family visitation will be held Thursday, May 23, 2019, from 6-7 p.m. at the mortuary.
Memorials may be made to Spickard Fire Department and may be left at or mailed to the mortuary.
Mrs. Bosley was born Aug. 25, 1927, in Ottumwa, the daughter of Lamont and Laila Watts Garrett. She moved to Spickard with her husband and family in 1957 on a farm west of Spickard and raised registered Black Angus cows. Then in 1967 she moved into Spickard, where she owned and operated Bosley's Cafe and pool hall until 1977, also operated the deer check-in station in Spickard for over 20 years, and she was also a dispatcher for the Grundy County Sheriff's Office, retiring after 20 years. She was well known for her peanut butter fudge and homemade pies.
On June 24, 1956, the was married to Kenneth H. Bosley at Ottumwa. He preceded her in death on March 17, 2010.
Her survivors include children Mike Patrick and wife Carol, Salem, Oregon; Patricia Boyd and husband Danny, Ottumwa; Jeanie Morrow and husband Howard, Moulton, Iowa; and William Bosley and wife Sandra, Spickard; two stepsons, Wendell Bosley, Tucson, Arizona, and Paul Bosley, Ottumwa. Also surviving are 16 grandchildren, 43 great-grandchildren and 18 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one daughter, Dixie Travis, one stepson, Gene Bosley, and one granddaughter, Tina Heckelbeck.
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Published on May 20, 2019
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4 posts

Christine Fehring
May 23, 2019
We loved this lady even though we didn't know her real well but she is so down to earth and friendly that you can't help but love her. Prayers to all the family and may she rest in peace
Genieve DeSloover
May 23, 2019
I would like to share my condolences to the Bosley family. My heart and prayers reach out to you. May she rest well and be at peace in heaven.
Pat Bohner
May 22, 2019
Clarice was an amazing woman.
I loved hearing her stories
And all her homemade meals
She will surely be missed
Marilyn Bosley
May 21, 2019
My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I always held a special place in my heart for her. Clarice always treated me kindly as we kept in touch all these years. I will miss her.