Mrs. Rosalie Kight Boren, 88, a
prominent and respected resident of Poseyville, who
in her active years had assumed a leading role in civic, club and church
circles of the community died at her home here Monday morning.
She was the wife of Dr. S. W. Boren and mother of Dr. Paul Boren.
She had been in declining health for a long period of time after
fracturing her hip several years ago. A member of two pioneer Robb Township families, Mrs. Boren was the daughter of
Jesse and Matilda Boyle Kight. She was born on the farm south of town and
had spent her entire life in this community. She was educated in the
public school here and was a member of the first graduating class of Poseyville High School in 1886. Later, she attended old
State Normal at Terre Haute, now Indiana State Teachers college. She was a charter member of the Poseyville Christian Church and the Federated Homemakers
Club. She was a teacher in the Sunday School for
many years and a member of the church choir. She was a past worthy matron
of the Eastern Star chapter here and had served on the board of the Carnegie
Funeral services were in charge of Rev. R. E. Deadman
Wednesday in the Christian church. Pallbearers were Dr. Carroll Boyle,
Frank Boyle, Paul G. Wiggins, Gene Williams, Dr. Marion E. Warpeenburg
and Robert Wiggins.
Originally submitted by Betty Sellers