Lawrence “Bo” Boshera

CENTRALIA — Lawrence “Bo” Boshera, 69, of Centralia passed away Thursday, August 19, 2021, in SSM St. Mary’s Hospital in Richmond Heights, MO.

Bo was born September 22, 1951, in Anna, the son of Norman Boshera and Phyllis (Farris) Boshera. He married Glenda Ross on September 21, 1973, in Coben, IL.

In addition to his wife Glenda of 47 years, he is survived by one son: Ross Boshera and Jazzmen of Centralia; two grandchildren: Brynlee and Ledah Boshera; three brothers-in-law; three sisters-in-law; and several nieces and nephews.

Bo was preceded in death by his parents: Norman and Phyllis Boshera and his father and mother-in-law: Harold “Duck” and Lois Ross.

Bo was a 32nd Degree Mason. He was a former member of the Jonesboro Fire Department and retired from the Illinois Department of Corrections in Centralia. He enjoyed tinkering and collecting John Deere and construction toys.

Funeral arrangements for Bo Boshera will be held at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 24, 2021. A visitation will be held from 5 p.m. until the time of the service at 7 p.m.Tuesday, August 24, 2021.

Due to the recent CDC guidelines, those who attend the visitation or service wear facemasks and attempt to social distance while in the facility.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Centralia Fire Protection District and will be accepted at Sutherland-Garnier Funeral Home and Cremation Services at 235 North Sycamore Street in Centralia, IL 62801 618-532-3523, who is honored to be of service to the Boshera family.

Online condolences may be made to the family by visiting or the funeral home’s Facebook page.