Betty J. Boggs: 1929 – 2012

Boggs, BettyBetty J. Boggs, 83, a resident of rural Churubusco in Whitley County and wife of Ray A. Boggs, passed away at 8:40 p. m. on Wednesday, June 27, 2012, at the family residence in 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.  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.  A homemaker, she lived all of her life in the Churubusco-area and had lived at her present home in Noble County since 1965.  She attended the Wallen Baptist Church in Fort Wayne, enjoyed gardening, and had a special calling to visit senior citizens.  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, IN  46825.


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7 Responses to “Betty J. Boggs: 1929 – 2012”

  1. Greg Says:

    Ray and Family ~ Jeanine and I want to express to all of you our sincere sympathy on your loss of Betty. What a wonderful legacy of love for her Lord and her family she has left with you! Please rest in the knowledge that we will be here for you now. . .and in the days ahead.

    With every good wish,
    Greg & Jeanine Childs and Staff

  2. Mark & Beth Evans Says:

    Deena & Art,
    Thinking of you guys. I had only met your mom a couple of times, but she was such a sweet lady and you could tell how much she loved her family. Praying for you!
    Love you,
    Mark, Beth & Jadon

  3. Loreen Maierle-Lemon Says:

    You and Betty have always been dear to my heart. You took care of me as a child and I experienced things with the two of you that I will remember and cherish always. The pigs, cracklins, The-Price-Is-Right and Betty holding me in her lap and praying with me as I cried for my mom. Thank you for the wonderful memories and the strong christian influence you had in my life at such a young age. I will be praying for you and your family.
    With Love,

  4. Don & Joann Platt Says:

    We send you our Love and Hugs. You are in our thoughts and prayers as these days ahead come. She was a wonderful woman and friend! God bless and
    Comfort you till we meet again.

  5. Debbie Frazier Says:


    So sorry for the loss of your wife. I know how concerned you were about her the last time you and I talked with each other. God finally granted Betty her wish. May you rest in the knowledge that she is rejoicing with our Lord Jesus and no longer suffering. God Bless you, Ray.

  6. Doris Singleton Says:

    Deena and Art,

    So sorry for the loss of your mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    With love,
    Doris Singleton

  7. Mike and Carol Geiger Says:

    Dear Mark and Family,

    We are so very sorry for your loss Our sincerest condolences.

    Mike and Carol Geiger
    Trella Mae Geiger
    Phoenix, Arizona

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