Agatha Boone

Agatha “Geet” Boone, age 88, of Sheldon, Iowa, passed away on Friday, June 22, 2012, at Sanford Sheldon Hospital in Sheldon.

Funeral Services will be Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at 10:00 A.M. at the Andringa Funeral Home Sheldon Funeral Service in Sheldon. Rev. Marcus Moffitt officiating. Graveside Service will be Tuesday at 12:45 P.M. at Newkirk Cemetery in Newkirk, Iowa.

Visitation will be Monday, June 25, from 3:00 to 8:00 P.M. with the family present from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. at the Andringa Funeral Home Sheldon Funeral Service in Sheldon.

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The Andringa Funeral Home Sheldon Funeral Service of Sheldon in charge of arrangements for Agatha Boone.

Agatha “Geet” Eleanore Boone was born on February 29, 1924 in Council Bluffs, Iowa. She was the daughter of Gustave and Rosa (Caracciolo) Rindone. She lived her youth in Council Bluffs and attended Iowa School for the Blind in Vinton, Iowa. After high school, Agatha was accepted to go to Coe College.

She was united in marriage to Bernard Lloyd Boone of Sheldon, Iowa on October 5, 1946 in Council Bluffs, Iowa. They lived in Marion, Iowa before moving to Sheldon, Iowa. Agatha was a homemaker. She babysat and also taught piano lessons. Her greatest aspiration was to be a great wife and mother and succeeded at both.  She was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Sheldon, where she was a Sunday School Teacher, Church Pianist, sang in the church choir and wrote materials for the Christmas programs.

Agatha wrote poetry and loved music. She played the piano, violin and accordion. She enjoyed collecting cookie cutters (she had over 1000). She liked to read Braille rather than listen.  Agatha will be remembered as a very giving and generous person. She thought of everybody else before herself. She was a great prayer warrior and modeled her life after I Corinthians 13. The book of John was her favorite. She lived what she believed.

She passed away on Friday, June 22, 2012 at Sanford Sheldon Hospital in Sheldon.

Those left to cherish her memories are her husband of 65 years: Bernard L. Boone of Sheldon, IA; daughter and son-in-law: Audrey and Robert Winter of Boyden, IA; two sons and daughters-in-law: Daniel and Lisa Boone of Glenwood, IA, Timothy and Lissa Boone of Belleville, IL; 9 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; one brother and sister-in-law: Paul and Obie Rindone of Council Bluffs, IA.

She was preceded in death by her parents, daughter, Fredrica Rose, son, David Paul, brother, Benedict Rindone.