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James Bovay

James Bovay was born Jan 3, 1958 and departed this world April 1, 2022 at home after a brief illness. 

He was born in Tacoma Washington to Arin Bovay and Joan (Stanowski). He is survived by his mom, Joan Povolish of Tamaroa; his significant other and soul mate of 29 years, Janet Groves of Okawville; three sons, Dylan Bovay (Alex) of Effingham, Danial Shlief and Doug Bequette of O’Fallon; two daughters, Denise Conner of Peoria and Jeanette Bequette of Nashville; two sisters, Barbara Borgman of Centralia and Mary Dennison of Tamaroa; two brothers Christopher (Lisa) Bovay of Cedar Hills, Mo. and Tom (Christina) Bovay of Defiance, Mo.; 11 grandchildren, nieces and nephews and good friends. 

He was preceded in death by his father and two infant brothers. 

Cremation was preformed Jim’s request. Celebration of life will be announced.


  1. Janet on April 12, 2022 at 5:23 pm

    I miss you

  2. Daniel on April 14, 2022 at 11:20 am

    Rest Easy Pop!

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