Joanna M. (Eccles) Boruff, 89, Indianapolis, formerly of Clay City, passed away at Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis, April 10, 2009, following an extended illness.
She was born in Clay County, May 10, 1919, to John E. and Juanita (Miller) Eccles. Mrs. Boruff graduated from Lewis Township High School. She attended Indiana State Teachers College earning a teaching certificate and later graduated from Butler University with a degree in Elementary Education. She taught in Clay County, Lewis Township and later Decatur Central in Indianapolis. Mrs. Boruff, married Joseph Wayne Boruff on July 3, 1944. She was a member of the Howesville Presbyterian Church. She enjoyed word find puzzles, working with ceramics and painting.
She was preceded in death by her parents John and Juanita Eccles, husband Joseph Wayne Boruff, and two brothers William T. Eccles and Don "Doc" Eccles.
Survivors include a brother Charles Eccles and wife Nyla, Plainfield, sister Betty Rhoderick and husband George, Lawrence, Ind., as well as several nieces, nephews and extended family members.
Services will be at Schoppenhorst Funeral Home Tuesday, at 11 a.m. Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be at the funeral home Tuesday, from 9 a.m., until time of services. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Coalmont High School Alumni Scholarship Fund 8423 E. CR 975 N. Shelburn, IN 47879. Visit www.schoppenhorstfuneralhome.com to light a candle in her memory.