Charles Albert Boston

March 18, 1932 ~ June 26, 2020 (age 88)


Charles Albert Boston, 88, of East Peoria, IL passed away at 4:53 pm on Friday, June 26, 2020 at Fondulac Rehab and Health Care Center in East Peoria.

Charles was born on March 18, 1932 in Farmersville, IL to Raymond and Isabel (Stephen) Boston. He first married Lona Lenz in 1955 in Lacon, IL. He then married Bonita Knoll and she survives.

Surviving are his daughter, Cynthia (Robin) Smith of Pekin; step-children, Pam (John) Rosenberg of Dunlap and Jon Knoll of New York, NY; four grandsons; three great-grandchildren; brother, Joe (Susie) Boston of Hillsboro, IL; half-brother, Albert (Brenda) Oberle of Hillsboro, IL; and half-sister, Mary Chessar of Litchfield, IL. He was preceded in death by his parents, one son Michael Boston, and two brothers.

He was a graduate of Hillsboro High School and Bradley University. He played basketball and baseball for both schools.

Cremation rites have been accorded and no services will be held. Affordable Funeral and Cremations Services of Central Illinois is helping the family with arrangements. Online condolences at



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