Stillwater Valley News
August 19, 1935
Alma Hacker Boggs was born at Joliet, Ill., on March 13, 1869; died at her home on North Main Street, Covington, Ohio on August 13, 1935 having reached the age of 66 years, 5 months, and 9 days. On Nov. 24, 1887 she was united in marriage with William E. Boggs who preceded her in death at Easter of this year. To this union nine children were born- six sons and three daughters. The following children survive; Waldo, Lester, William, Lewis, Leonidas, and Mrs. Ruth Weer. There are ten grandchildren. The following brothers and sisters survive; Christopher, Charles, Joseph Hacker, and Mrs. Lizzie Gephart. The deceased became a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in youth, after marriage she became a member of the Church of the Brethren where she remained faithful until death. She had been a sufferer for a long while from asthma and heart trouble, and in the early hours of Tuesday morning she fell peaceably into the sleep of death. Mother Boggs was a good neighbor and a fine Christian woman. She was a wonderful mother- her first thought was not for self but for her children. Their welfare was her chief concern. The daughter selected the following lines as a fitting memorial.
"If I ever do anything Splendid,
If I ever am noble and true,
It'll be because you Dear Mother
Loved me and helped me through.
For me you give the real inspiration
To measure up and to be,
More worthy of all your goodness,
And your wonderful faith in me."
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