John Boten, 88, of Oakland City, passed away at his home Monday, Dec. 6, 2004, after a long illness. He moved to Oakland City from Williamsport, Ind., in 1976. He was a foreman and driver for Rose Brother's Trucking Co. of Terre Haute. He was a 50-year member of the F&AM Lodge No. 597 at Center Point, Ind.
He was preceeded in death by his wife, Marjorie (Brown) Boten, who died in 2001; his parents, Oltmann and Anna Hayn Boten; two brothers; and a sister.
Survivors include a son William Boten, of Durham, Neb.; a daughter Diane Watkins, Oakland City, Ind.; a sister Alice Miles, of Danville, Ill.; six grandchildren; and 10 great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Center Point Cemetery. The visitation at Corn-Colvin Funeral Home in Oakland City will be private.
Friends may make donations to the Center Point Methodist Church or the VNA Hospice.
Condolences may be made on line to www.corncolvinfuneralhome.com