Mickie Carolyn Boomershine, 76, died at 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 21, 2022, at her home. She was born January 31, 1946, in Alton the daughter of the late Thomas and Bessie Ruth (Drysdale) Ackerman.
She retired from the Bethalto school district after 35 years of service. Mickie’s passion was children, whether it was helping with different local charity events, like Christmas in July and All God’s Children Shall Have Shoes, or leaving snacks out for the neighborhood kids at the bus stop by her home with Inspirational quotes on them. She enjoyed attending sporting events and school functions for her grandchildren.
On April 1, 1968, in Alton, she married Leroy C. Boomershine, and he preceded her in death on February 12, 2005.
Surviving is three daughters, Deanna Henderson of Wood River, Melissa King (Kenneth) of Alton, Carrie Freer (Tim) of Alton, and eight grandchildren, Dustin Hardesty, Ethan King, Devin Hardesty, Danielle Hardesty, Taylor Freer, Emily King, Derrick Hardesty, and Lily Freer, ten great-grandchildren, two brothers, Gerald Ackerman (Melody) of Eldon, MO and Donald Ackerman (Marsha) of Greenville, IL. Mickie will be missed by her very dear lifelong friends, Barb and Lou Jett.
Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the funeral at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 24, 2022, at Gent Funeral Home in Alton with Reverend Steve Rice officiating. Burial will be private at a later date.
Memorials may be made to Christmas in July or the Boys & Girls Club of Alton. Additional information and an online guest book may be found at www.gentfuneralhome.com