2 weeks...2 losses

It's not been an easy couple of weeks for my entire extended family. We've lost 2 cherished members and matriarch's in the past two weeks. My grandmother first and then my aunt just one week later. I guess Gramma wanted to get there first and be able to greet Aunt Ann when she arrived.

Elizabeth C. Boehme (grandmother)

March 21, 1917 - January 13, 2009

Services for Elizabeth C. "Betty" Boehme, 91, formerly of Lake Cicott, will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, January 17, 2009, in Fisher Funeral Chapel.

She died at 7:07 a.m. Tuesday, January 13, 2009 in Chase Center, Logansport.

Born March 21, 1917, in Wolcott, Indiana, she was the daughter of David E. and Stella M. Parr Armstrong. She was married January 31, 1944, in Logansport, to Roy Earl Boehme, who preceded in death April 12, 1983.

Elizabeth worked at the H.W. Gossard Factory in earlier years. She retired from the Logansport State Hospital, after 22 years of service.

Elizabeth enjoyed gardening, crocheting, long walks, jigsaw puzzles, word search puzzles and reading her Bible. She loved spending time with her family and friends.

Surviving are 3 Daughters, Anna V. Tribbett of Royal Center, Carolyn Sue Cook of Rochester, and Barbara Jean Roller of Royal Center; two sons, William Lee Boehme and James Earl Boehme, both of Logansport; twenty-one grandchildren; forty-three great-grandchildren; sixteen great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Roy Armstrong; four sisters-in-law, Mary Armstrong, Pendleton, Virginia Armstrong, Logansport, Evelyn Boehme, Bennett Switch and Vina Armstrong; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her step-mother, Clara Armstrong; her daughter, Pat Stiles; one granddaughter; one great-granddaughter; two brothers; one sister; and three sons-in-law.

Anna Velera Boehme-Tribbett
1/08/1933 - 1/22/2009

Services for Anna Valera Tribbett, 76, of Royal Center will be held at 3:00 p.m.,Sunday, January 25,2009 at Harrison-Metzger & Rans Funeral Home, 304 S. Chicago St., Royal Center.

She passed away Thursday, January 22, 2009 at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne.

Born January 8, 1933 in Marion, she was the daughter of the late, Roy E. and Elizabeth Boehme and Myrtle (McClish) Stansell. On August 24, 1952 she married Byron L. Tribbett and he preceded her in death on July 19, 1995.

Anna was a 1951 graduate of Royal Center High School and also a graduate of Wrights Beauty College, Logansport. She formerly worked at Websters Grocery Store in Lake Cicott for many years and also was formerly a Beautician. Anna retired from Logansport State Hospital in 1998 after 27 years. Anna and her husband also farmed for many years.

She was a member of Center Presbyterian Church, Royal Center, Order of Eastern Star #375, Royal Center, where she was Past Matron and a member of the Retired Public Employees Association.

Anna loved spending time with her children and grandchildren. She was a wonderful cook and enjoyed cooking. She also formerly played softball with the team members who were later made famous in “A League of their own”. She enjoyed sharing her birthday with Elvis Presley and was a big fan of his music. Anna loved her monthly gatherings with her classmates and had a wonderful circle of friends.

Survivors include one son, Allen L. Tribbett and his wife, Andra, Royal Center, one daughter, Lynne A. Grosvenor and her husband, Timothy, Rochester, 2 brothers, William Boehme and James Boehme, Logansport, 2 sisters, Carolyn Cook and her husband, Howard, Rochester and Barbara Jean Roller and her husband, James, Royal Center, 6 grandchildren, Anjanette Paul (Michael), Byron Osborn (Maricruz), Katrena Tribbett, Marjorie Osborn (Cory), Lincoln Osborn (Brandi) and Nicholas Tribbett (Summer), 7 Great Grandchildren, Kelsi Wierenga, Matthew Osborn, Alyssa Solis, Chase Thomas, Megan Thomas, Justin Tribbett and Anna Osborn. She is also survived by her best friend and beloved poodle, Molly Sue.

She is also preceded in death by one sister, Patricia Stiles and one grandchild, Christina Osborn.

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