Peter Boone, 39

Peter E. Boone, 39, Wabash, went home to be with his Lord at 2:45 p.m., Friday, Nov. 21, from the Wabash County Hospital.  He was born Aug. 14, 1975 in Marion, to Darrell and Sandra (Overman) Boone.

Peter was a 1994 graduate of Southwood High School and earned an associate degree from Ivy Tech. He was employed as an aide at Southwood High School where he loved working with both students and staff.

Peter was born with a serious birth defect, which resulted in many challenges throughout his life.  But he was also blessed with an indomitable, fun-loving spirit, an infectious laugh, and he chose to enjoy every day to the fullest extent possible.

He was a member of Wabash Friends Church, where he loved serving as an usher.  Peter also loved people, and spending time with family and friends.  An avid sports fan, he particularly enjoyed Southwood athletics, as well as Purdue sports, and the Indianapolis Colts. Two of his favorite activities included attending Joni and Friends Family Retreats in Muskegon, Mich. every summer and vacationing with his family at Lake Wawasee. 

He is survived by his parents Darrell and Sandra Boone, Wabash; two brothers, Roger (Tonya) Boone, of Wabash; and Philip (Shelly) Boone, Urbana; nephews Randy and Elijah and niece Adeline, and his maternal grandfather, Earl Overman, Peru. 

Funeral services will be 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 25, at Wabash Friends Church, 3563 S. State Road 13, Wabash, with Alex Falder and David Phillips officiating. Burial will be in Friends Cemetery, Wabash.  Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Monday, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave. Wabash, and one hour prior to the service at the church.

Preferred memorial is Wabash Friends Church or Joni and Friends Family Retreats, 915 Harger Road, Suite 210, Oak Brook, IL 60523.

The memorial guest book for Peter may be signed at

Posted on 2014 Nov 24