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First Presbyterian Church of Schoolcraft
Sunday April 25th, 2021
12:00pm - 1:00pm

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First Presbyterian Church of Schoolcraft
Sunday April 25th, 2021
1:00pm - 2:00pm

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Lora Jane "Polly" Boodt

BOODT, Mrs. Lora Jane “Polly” Schoolcraft, Michigan Polly passed away April 20, 2021 at the age of 97 at White Oaks Assisted Living in Lawton, where she had been residing since July 2018. She was born September 24, 1923 in Schoolcraft at the family homestead on West W Ave. in Prairie Ronde township. She was the daughter of Leon and Elizabeth (Hoverman) Wood. Two weeks after graduating from Schoolcraft High School, she married Robert L. Boodt, June 18, 1942 in Abilene, Texas. He being stationed at Camp Barkeley for training as an Army Medic during World War II. Polly retired from WL Molding on Shaver Rd. in Portage. She joined Schoolcraft Chapter #262, Order of the Eastern Star, April 23, 1959. She became an OES Life Member on June 6, 1994 and was currently a member of Corinthian Chapter #123, Schoolcraft. She was a 62 year member. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Schoolcraft. She enjoyed gardening, baking pies, making caramel corn, camping with the RV club, playing cards, fishing, crocheting and collecting “Polly” frogs. She will be remembered for her quick wit and interesting stories. She is survived by her son, Robert L. (Kitty) Boodt of Owosso; son-in-law, Kenneth Maxam of Kalamazoo; Grandchildren, Kim Maxam of Schoolcraft, Keith (Sarah) Maxam of Parchment, Laurie (McDowell) Maxam of Plainwell, Kevin (Stacy) Maxam of Paw Paw, Brian (Melissa) Boodt of Schoolcraft, Troy (Becky) Boodt of Baldwin, Stormy Greenwalt of Owosso; sister-in-law, Velura (Boodt) Wood of Vicksburg; special nieces, Kay (Glessner) Bivens of Virginia and Robbie (Kniss) Glessner of Lapeer; 12 great grandchildren, 10 great-great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Leon and Elizabeth; husband of 46 years, Robert in 1988; daughter, Elizabeth C. Maxam in 1996; brothers, Walter Wood of Vicksburg, William G. Wood of California; both sisters and their husbands, Erna and Ray Glessner of Lapeer(formerly of Schoolcraft), and Birdie and Charles Shapard of California/Texas ; beloved nephews, Marshall L. Glessner of Lapeer and Rodger Bivens of Virginia. Services will be held at 1:00 pm Sunday, April 25, 2021 at the Schoolcraft First Presbyterian Church with Rev. Annamarie Groenenboom, officiating. Interment will be immediately following at Mt. Ever-Rest Cemetery. The family suggests memorials be sent to the First Presbyterian Church of Schoolcraft. While visiting Lora’s tribute page please take a moment to light a candle or share a memory with the family. The Boodt family is being assisted by Avink Funeral Homes and Cremation Society, 129 S. Grand Street, Schoolcraft, MI 49087. 269-679-5622.

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We always had so much fun with Aunt Polly. I remember playing cards with Butch and Robbin and Kay and Roger out at the farm and Polly cheering us on. She told great stories.

Jon and Rose Mary Wood May 7 2021 7:34 PM

Aunt Marilyn can you get me your address please, Kimmie

Kim Maxam Apr 28 2021 12:14 PM

Sorry to learn about Polly's passing. I have many happy memories of Bob and Polly living on 'R' Avenue across from the family farm. My prayers are with you at this time. Marilyn Boodt.

Marilyn J. Boodt Apr 24 2021 4:06 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Lora Boodt

Jon P Wood Apr 24 2021 10:40 AM

That is Velura, his sister and my grandmother, standing with them.

Melissa (Wood) Dull Apr 23 2021 1:47 PM

we are very sorry for you loss Brian, Melissa and family you and your family are in our prayer at this time Richard and Tina Lowe

Tina Lowe Apr 23 2021 12:29 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Lora Boodt

Judy Linders Apr 23 2021 11:32 AM

She told me how things where of the days of the great depression, she told me the story about how she saw grandpa for the first time. I was told how she and her little brother stayed behind to take care of the farm when her parents left for California. I was told about her life in Texas about how she was a maid for a man who owned hotels and trust me my mouth dropped open when she told me his last name. If you are wondering just look up the history of Hilton hotels. That family treated grandma well even mom was a welcome addition. I was told of the fun nights gram and the whole gang would have of pulling some all night fun at the casino with Erna, Robbie, Birdie, and all the men. She told me so many things of her life. I'm truly blessed to have had her in my life. I love you Grandma

Stacy Apr 23 2021 7:53 AM

I have fond memories of setting next to this dear lady at the Presbyterian Church. My prayers are for her family.

Marguerite Clay Apr 22 2021 9:39 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Lora Boodt

Stacy Apr 22 2021 7:07 PM

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