Betty Boggs, 83

Betty J. Boggs, 83, a resident of rural Churubusco in Noble County, died at 8:40 p.m. Wednesday, June 27, 2012, at the family residence in Green 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. Surviving relatives include her husband Ray, to whom she was married for more than 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 Nov. 11, 1998, and by a grandson Jordan D. Sloffer of Sept. 21, 2008. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday 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.To leave an online condolence for the family in Mrs. Boggs’ memory, log on to