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Betty McCammon Boley

  • Birth 11 Dec 1929 Sellersburg, Clark County, Indiana, USA
  • Death 6 Mar 2011 Indiana, USA
  • Burial Scottsburg, Scott County, Indiana, USA
  • Memorial ID 66624318

Betty McCammon Boley, beloved wife and mother who excelled at the art of homemaking, died from pancreatic cancer March 6, 2011. Betty began her life's journey on December 11, 1929 in Sellersburg, Indiana, the daughter of John Lester McCammon and Ruby Alice Prather of the former Sellersburg business, McCammon Prather Motor Company.

The person Betty became was formed by the early loss of her father and the strong desire for a happy family environment experienced at the homes of her maternal and paternal grandparents. There were always cousins with which to play, good cooking, and homemade ice cream. Those relationships flourish to this day and she has certainly created a family who loves her dearly as illustrated in the book written by her grandchildren, "The Boley Family."

She married John Raymond Boley in 1948 and they moved their family to Lexington, Indiana in 1956. Betty and Raymond raised their four children on a 275 acre farm, setting a wonderful example of industry and hospitality, combined with church and community involvement. Betty demonstrated life skills, supported her children in their school activities, led 4-H clubs, taught Sunday and Bible school, and insisted on piano lessons for everyone.

When her children went to college, Betty accepted a job for a few years as Head Cook at the local Lexington Elementary School claiming she saved every penny to pay tuition, except for a Christmas present or two. Her expert cooking advice prompted a recent cookbook published by her grandchildren, "Dining With The Boleys." Using her exquisite sewing skills, Betty taught sewing and quilting classes and produced many award winning quilts.

Betty was an active member of Scottsburg United Methodist Church, several quilting circles, and Greenbriar Homemakers, serving at the County, District and State levels of the Homemakers' organization. She worked tirelessly to build a successful open class exhibition for the Scott County Fair. Betty was recognized by Purdue University for many years of service to 4-H and to the Cooperative Extension Service.

Betty was preceded in death by her father, John Lester McCammon, who died in 1938, her mother, Ruby, who died in 1989, brother, Allen McCammon, who died in 2008 and one great grandchild.

Betty's dream of a loving family came true. She leaves behind a devoted husband of 63 years, John Raymond Boley. Four children including Sandra Boley Wildman of Madison, IN, Devona Boley Burns (Steven) and Dennis Ray Boley (Jill) of Scottsburg, IN and Sharon Boley Meneou (Thomas) of Jeffersonville, IN.

Her family grew with the addition of nine grandchildren: Katie Wildman of Iowa City, IA, Karoline Burns Gantt (Jason) , Kendrah Burns, Kimberly Burns and Rayanne Boley all of Scottsburg, IN, Kevin, T.J., Scott and Lindsey Meneou of Clark County, IN and 6 beautiful great grandchildren.

Our family invites you to visit with us at Scottsburg United Methodist Church, Saturday March 12, 2011 from 3-8:00P.M. and Sunday, March 13, 2011 from 1:30–3:00 P.M.

The funeral will follow at Scottsburg Methodist Church, Sunday, March 13, 2011 at 3:00 with burial following in the Scottsburg Cemetery. Stewart & Hoagland Funeral Home, 80 N 1st St., Scottsburg, IN is in charge of the service.

Obituary printed with permission of Bill Hougland


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  • Created by: David & Tammy (Mull) Hall
  • Added: 7 Mar 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 66624318
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Betty McCammon Boley (11 Dec 1929–6 Mar 2011), Find A Grave Memorial no. 66624318, citing Scottsburg Cemetery, Scottsburg, Scott County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by David & Tammy (Mull) Hall (contributor 47220407) .