Wava Jean Boggs, 89, formerly of Collamer, died at 1:20 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14, at Timbercrest Senior Living Community, North Manchester where she became a resident in 2014.
She was born April 4, 1927 in Whitley County, a daughter of Earl and Florence (Miller) Striggle. A lifelong resident of Collamer, she graduated from South Whitley High School in 1945.
On June 26, 1947 she was united in marriage to Harlan N. Boggs. Mr. Boggs died September 23, 1998.
Wava worked at The Paper Box after high school. After raising her five children, she began working at South Whitley Elementary School where she later volunteered and became a mentor.
She was a member of Collamer First Church of God where she served as clerk, treasurer, organist and many other duties as well as participating in WCSC and Who group. She was also a member of Women’s Conservation Club and was a Heart of Gold Award of Whitley County recipient. She enjoyed sewing and playing the organ and piano.
Surviving relatives include a son, Jim Boggs, South Whitley; three daughters, Pam Boggs, Elmira Ariz., Kathy (Russ) Rose, Claypool and Vicki (Bryan) Sprunger, South Whitley; nine grandchildren; and nine great grandchildren.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Jerry Boggs; and three sisters, Ellen Striggle, Doris Mantle and Betty Haas.
The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 19, at Collamer First Church of God, State Road 14 West with visitation after 1 p.m. The burial will be in South Whitley Cemetery. The visitation will also be from 2 to 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18, at Smith and Sons Miller Chapel, South Whitley.