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Ruth Irene (Knoy) Boardman

January 23, 1924 ~ April 8, 2019 (age 95)
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Ruth Irene Knoy Boardman, A Celebration of Life…

In January, 1924 Calvin Coolidge was President of United States and there were 48 stars on the nation’s flag. The Roaring Twenties were in full swing.

On a snowy 23rd of that year, Ruth Irene Knoy was born in Salem, IN to parents, Harry and Emma Zink Knoy. She graduated from Salem High School in 1942, Then moved to Indianapolis to live with her uncle and aunt, Harold and Doris Thomas, and found employment at L.S. Ayres Tearoom downtown. She met Cecil Harold Boardman through friends, and they married on April 7th, 1944 in the parsonage of Woodruff Place Baptist Church. She worked in a “war plant” on the eastside at a time when women were entering the work force in great numbers. Ruth and Cecil celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary on April 7, 1994. She was a wife, mother, and homemaker. She raised four sons, Larry (Englewood, FL), Barry (Indianapolis), Mark (North Vernon), and Tim (Lisa & Noah) in Austin, TX.

Cooking and reading were some favorite interests. She loved to watch Golf Tournaments on TV, even though she had never played the game. She was an avid fan of popular cooking shows.

Preceded in death by her parents (Harry and Emma) and siblings: Franklin, Marie, Opal, Victor and Geraldine Knoy Chandler. Don Knoy (Naomi) survives.

Cecil passed away on November 1, 1995. Also preceded in death, Debra Boardman Bowling (granddaughter) and Luke Holman (great-grandson).

Deeply religious, she met her Creator, Lord and Savior on April 8, 2019.

She is survived by her four sons; daughter-in-law Lisa; grandson Noah; great-granddaughter, Allison; and great-great-grandson, Aiden. Several nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews survive.

Rest in God’s loving arms.

A funeral service for Mrs. Boardman will be at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 14, 2019, at the Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home and Cremation Service in North Vernon with Rev. Richard Burcham officiating. Family and friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday from 11:00 a.m. until time of service.  Burial will be in the Vernon Cemetery in Vernon.

Memorials may be made through the funeral home to the Cecil H. Boardman Skilled Trades Memorial Scholarship Fund with Jennings Community Foundation.

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