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Betty E. Boardman


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Betty E. Boardman Obituary
Betty E. Boardman, 84, of Jonesville, passed away Saturday, August 27, 2016 at Henry Ford Allegiance Health in Jackson. She was born January 21, 1932 in Hillsdale to Claire and Floetta (Barris) Keith. Betty married James Boardman on February 18, 1950 and he preceded her in death in 1996. She later married Bruce Watkins in 2006 and he survives.

Betty worked as a Licensed Practical Nurse for many years at Hillsdale Hospital and Hillsdale County Medical Care Facility. She was also a dedicated farmers wife and member of Pittsford Congregational Church.

In addition to her husband, Bruce Watkins, Betty is survived by a daughter, Patricia (Neil "Scott") Baker of Jerome; three sons, Douglas (Lois) Boardman of Mesa, Arizona, David Boardman of Osseo and Robert (Christine) Boardman of Pittsford; eight grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

Betty was preceded in death by her first husband, James; sister, Ardis Lee and daughter-in-law, Sarah Boardman.

Private family graveside services for Betty Boardman will take place at Leonardson Cemetery in Pittsford at a later date. Arrangements are entrusted to VanHorn-Eagle Funeral Home in Hillsdale.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice of Hillsdale County. Please visit www.eaglefuneralhomes.com to leave online condolences.
Published in The Hillsdale Daily News on Aug. 29, 2016
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