Betty Irene Boggs

Miss Betty Irene Boggs, 84, of Spencer, W.Va., passed away on Aug. 26, 2014, at Roane General Hospital, Spencer.

She was born July 14, 1930, in Roane County, a daughter of the late Howard R. and Grace Wilson Boggs.

She was a 1948 Spencer High School graduate, attended Potomac State College, and received her degree in English from Marshall University. She began her teaching career in 1952 and retired after 51 years of service to multiple generations of Roane County students. Miss Boggs was a beloved educator, an avid reader and an advocate of lifelong learning. She enjoyed and appreciated all things of beauty; the written word, treasured glassware and antiques and a love of family and friends.

She is survived by three brothers, Harvey, Clarence R. “Tink” and David Boggs, all of Spencer; five nieces and nephews, Douglas, Michael and Larry Boggs, Brenda Fisher and Brigitte Lowe; 11 great-nieces and nephews, Jacob, Daniel and Laura Grace Boggs, Kayla White, Ashley and Alyssa Boggs, Benjamin Bailey, Grayson Fisher, J. Alex Lowe and Michael Jon and Cristopher Cole Boggs; and one great-great-nephew, Amos Lee White.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a nephew, Bruce Boggs.

Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home in Spencer, with the Rev. Russell Stump officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Olive Cemetery near Spencer. Visiting hours are from 6-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.