|Birth: ||Feb. 2, 1909|
|Death: ||Mar. 17, 2007|
Lettie was born near Swayzee to the late Sandy Weston and Cora Cecil (Small) Poe and lived her whole life in Grant County. At the age of nine months, after the death of her mother, Lettie was raised south of Swayzee by her maternal grandparents, Abraham and Adeline Small. On May 23, 1925, at the age of 16, Lettie married Lindel H. Boucher. They were married for 46 years. He preceded her in death on January 11, 1971.
She attended grade school in a one-room schoolhouse at Maple Run and graduated from the 11th grade at Swayzee High School. She was a homemaker, which she took great pride in. In her early days, she worked at the Swayzee Canning Factory and farmed.
Numerous hobbies include: quilting, crocheting, tatting and other crafts (she did these all her life and either sold or gave them away). She was well known for these talents and especially for her handmade quilts, tatted hankies and pillowcases. She made quilts and gave them to each member of the family for wedding and baby gifts, and did so up until her death. She always said quilts sewed on a machine and not by hand, the old fashioned way, were not true quilts.
She also loved to cook, read, raise flowers and vegetable gardens, can and preserve the crops from her gardens and shared them lovingly with her family and friends. A person rarely left her home without receiving something she had made or preserved. Homemade jellies were a real treat.
She loved watching television while she did her crafts. She was an avid sports fan and it didn't matter what the sport was. She was a huge Pacer and Colts fan, and rarely missed watching a game on television. She cheered her beloved Colts to a Super Bowl victory. She also loved to travel and never missed an opportunity to "go" when someone came along and offered her a ride. She was a strong and loving person and never met a stranger. Everyone called her "Grandma," even those who didn't know her and she got a kick out of that. Nothing meant more to her than her family. She loved family reunions and had a great memory for family history, and was doing genealogy long before it became popular. If anyone wanted to know something about the family or any type of history, they would come to her for answers. She made scrapbooks, and photo albums as gifts for everyone in the family, collected miniature pitchers, thimbles, and dolls, just to name a few, but primarily family portraits, which lined practically every wall of her home. She said they gave her comfort.
She liked to write, and kept daily diaries, wrote stories and poems. She also liked big band music, country western and old fashioned rock'n'roll, and would rock out with Frank Sinatra, Elvis and the Beatles. Her favorite actors were John Wayne, Clint Eastwood and Gary Cooper. She loved to fish, picnic, camp, bird watching, fairs, movies, birthday parties and holidays, especially Christmas, and anything that was fun, providing special memories for the many lives she touched.
After the passing of her husband of 46 years, being strong willed, she lived by herself and wanted it that way. She wanted to do everything she could by herself as long as she was capable of doing so. With a goal to live to be 100, she had a positive attitude, a laugh that brightened any room and a smile that would warm anyone's heart. She loved America and valued its freedom. She simply enjoyed life. She was a special lady and was truly loved.
Survivors include her children, Neil (Jeanette) Boucher, Sims, Ernest H. (Cheryl) Boucher, Marion, John (Margaret) Boucher, Sims, Rex (Roseann) Boucher and Vicki (Chuck) Brock, both of Sweetser; grandchildren, Gloria (Russell) Pickering, Diana (Bill) Loughridge, Danny Hale, Inez Jackson, Gerald (Barb Slayton) Boucher, Cindy (Phil) Thrash, Sharon (Ernie) Brashear, Karen (Billy) Stiddom, Kimberly (Orrin) Fryer, Jerry Boucher, Pam Binnion, Jeffrey (Donnis) Boucher, Lori Ann (Kevin) Harlan, Brian Boucher, Connie (Jamie) Plummer, Douglas Boucher, Johanna Boucher, Nathan (Sarah Boyle) Carmack, Justin (Cindy) Carmack; 44 great-grandchildren; 36 great-great-grandchildren; stepgrandchildren, Shirley Turner, John Mahaska, Robert Mahaska, Angie (Bud) Jamison, Kevin (Tracey) Brock, Jennifer (Brian) Schamber, Jonathan (Victoria) Brock; seven stepgrandchildren; 21 stepgreat-grandchildren; five stepgreat-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Ethel (Poe) Petro, Greentown.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by children, Paul Edwin Boucher, Everett Junior Boucher and Elnora Mahaska-Schaible; grandchildren, Steve Mahaska and Kathy Boucher; grandson-in-law, Gene Binnion; sisters, Alice Ringer, Orma Mills and Frances Mills; brother, Marion Poe; stepbrother, Hulon 'Hap' Dase; great-granddaughter, April Diane Binnion; and stepmother, Ina Kelly Rose.
Sandy Weston Poe (1878 - 1966)
Cora Cecil Small Poe (1889 - 1909)
Jessie Lindel Halbert Boucher (1905 - 1971)*
Everett Boucher (1925 - 1925)*
Neil P Boucher (1930 - 2014)*
Paul Edwin Boucher (1936 - 1936)*
Alice Deliah Poe Ringer (1904 - 1924)*
Lettie Letitia Poe Boucher (1909 - 2007)
Frances A Poe Mills (1918 - 1997)**
Estates of Serenity
Created by: Tombstoner & Family
Record added: Mar 20, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 18529775