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Betty J. Boggs

July 2, 2012

    Betty J. Boggs, 83, a resident of rural Churubusco and mother of Decatur resident Deena (Arthur) Sloffer, passed away at 8:40 p.m. on Wednesday, June 27, 2012, at the family residence in Green Township following an extended illness.
    Mrs. Boggs was born in Smith Township in Whitley County 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 of September 21, 2008.
    Visitation was at the Sheets & Childs Funeral Home in Churubusco on Sunday from 2 to 6 p. m., one hour prior to the service at the church.
    Funeral services were held at 11 a. m. today in the Merriam Christian Chapel, 3985 South U. S. 33, Albion, with Pastor John Suciu, officiating.  
    Burial was in the Christian Chapel Cemetery, Merriam.
    Preferred memorials may be directed to Wallen Baptist Church, 1001 W. Wallen Rd., Fort Wayne, IN  46825.
    Online condolence may be made at www.sheetsandchilds.net.

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