Rosemary Boes
Rosemary Boes

Obituary of Rosemary Julia Boes

Rosemary Boes was born on June 14, 1942 in LaSalle, Michigan. She is one of four children born from the union of the late Michael Procy and the late Irene (Prekop) Procy. Rosemary attended Erie Mason High School and his lived in the Erie-Toledo area her entire life.

Rosemary married the love of her life James “Jim” Boes on December 3, 1960 in Erie. From this union came the birth of three beautiful children. To support her family, Rosemary worked at Kmart as a sales associate for 10 years and worked hard to care for the needs of her family. There is nothing that brought her greater joy than watching her children grow and seeing her family expand. She was a great mother and grandmother and was adored by her entire family.  

Rosemary was an amazing friend and always looked forward to visits with them. In her spare time, she enjoyed crocheting and crafting. Over the years she has made various types of blankets, including baby blankets for many loved ones in her life. Keeping her friends, children, grandchildren and husband warm was a sure thing. In her younger years, she loved to be outdoors with her husband and together they would enjoy days out on the boat and fishing.  

Rosemary Boes, age 75, of Toledo, passed away at 4:13am on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at St. Vincent Mercy Hospital in Toledo. In addition to her parents, her passing is preceded by her beloved husband of fifty-six years: James Boes who passed away on September 12, 2017.

To cherish her memory, Rosemary leaves her children: Michelle (Blake) Brown of Howell, James A. Boes of Monroe and Susan (Scott) Ladd of Point Place; her brother: Michael (Portia) Procy, Jr. of Gibraltar; her sisters: Annamae Keith of Toledo and Maryann LeFew of Monroe; five grandchildren: Blake Brown, Michael Brown, Adam Brown, Josh Grodi and Kenneth Meyers and many extended family members and friends.

In accordance with Rosemary’s wishes cremation will take place with no public services and have been entrusted to Merkle Funeral Service, 14567 S. Dixie Highway, Monroe, MI 48161, 734-241-7070. Online guests may leave words of comfort and inspiration for the family, share a photo or send a floral tribute by visiting