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Marcella J. (Alkire) Boehning

Marcella J. (Alkire) Boehning, 88, of Lafayette, passed away peacefully Wednesday, July 10, 2013, at The Hearth at Stone Crossing Assisted Living in Greenwood.

She was born to Virgie T. and John Alkire of Francesville on Nov. 15, 1924.

During World War II, she served in the Women’s Army Corp (WAC), stationed in San Antonio. After the war, Marcella was married to Leland L. Boehning of Medaryville. They had two children, Tamara (John) Truitt of Columbus, Ohio, and Gregg (Marcia) Boehning of Greenwood.

She leaves five grandchildren, Emily Truitt Robinson, Allyson Boehning (John) Olsen, Julie Truitt (Mike) Adams, John Truitt III and Matthew (Lindsay) Boehning; and eight great-grandchildren, Truitt, Mary-Sanford and Walker Robinson, Sarah and Maggie Adams, Avery and Brynn Olsen, and Benjamin Boehning.

Also surviving are a sister, Marjorie Robinson; and a brother, Bob Bill Alkire.

She was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Kathryn Boehning; her husband, Lee Boehning; four brothers; and one sister.

Marcella was a longtime resident of Lafayette, where she worked many years and retired from Lafayette National Bank. After retirement, she loved volunteering at her church, working part time at Purdue University’s Tarkington Hall and giving of her time at the Lafayette Food Pantry.

A memorial service will be at a later date at First Christian Church, 329 N. Sixth St., Lafayette.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations in her memory be made to First Christian Church, 329 N. Sixth St., Lafayette, IN. 47901.

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