Betty J. Boggs, 83, a resident of rural Churubusco inÂ Whitley County and wife of Ray A. Boggs, passed away at 8:40 p. m. on Wednesday, June 27, 2012, at the family residence inÂ Smith Township following an extended illness.
Mrs. Boggs was born in Smith Township on May 14, 1929, the daughter of Orlando and Lela N. (Shlater) Geiger.Â She spent her formative years in the Churubusco-area and graduated from Churubusco High School in 1947.
On June 19, 1948 she was married in Churubusco to Ray A. Boggs.Â A homemaker, she lived all of her life in the Churubusco-area and had lived at her present home in Noble County since 1965.Â She attended the Wallen Baptist Church in Fort Wayne, enjoyed gardening, and had a special calling to visit senior citizens.Â Most especially, she loved and cherished her family.
The surviving relatives include her husband Ray, to whom she was married for over 64 years; her children Vickie (Ed) Tyler of Niceville, Fla., Mark (Lisa) Boggs of Churubusco, Mala (Jeff) Rutledge of Auburndale, Fla., and Deena (Arthur) Sloffer of Decatur; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother Robert C. L. Geiger on November 11, 1998; and by a grandson Jordan D. Sloffer on September 21, 2008.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a. m. on Monday, July 2, 2012, in the Merriam Christian Chapel, 3985 South U. S. 33, with Pastor John Suciu, officiating.
The family will receive friends at the Sheets & Childs Funeral Home in Churubusco on Sunday from 2 to 6 p. m., or at the church one hour prior to the service.
Interment will be in the Christian Chapel Cemetery, Merriam.
For those who wish, memorials may be directed to Wallen Baptist Church, 1001 W. Wallen Rd., Fort Wayne, INÂ 46825.
To leave an online condolence for the family in Mrs. Boggs’ memory, log on to www.sheetsandchilds.net