January 15, 2019

Elizabeth "Betty" (Jones) Boback

Died May 10, 2017


Elizabeth “Betty” (Jones) Boback, 92, was born June 15, 1924, and left us for a while to be with our Lord on May 10, 2017.

Betty was born and raised in Detroit. She married John Boback on Aug. 31, 1946, in Detroit, and they later made their home in Warren, where they raised four children, Kenneth (Pat) Boback, Kathleen Marie — who predeceased her as a small child of 2 1/2 years, Shirley (Dana) Westbrook and Mary (Terry) Ott.

John and Betty spent every available time they could in Northern Michigan. They moved permanently to Luzerne in 1974 and never looked back; they both loved Luzerne and the friends they made there throughout the years. Later John and Betty shared their time between Lakeland, Fla., and Luzerne.

In 2013 they moved to Muskegon to be closer to family. John preceded her in death Aug. 17, 2014. Betty lived the last four years at Sanctuary at the Oaks in Muskegon, where she made lots of friends, was very active and continued her love of entertaining and cooking. She hosted a karaoke sing-along for the facility once a month and always supplied the group with homemade treats.

Betty was a homemaker and touched so many lives with her smile and hospitality. She loved to entertain. Your plate was always full and your drink filled whether you just dropped by to visit or she was hosting a party. She loved to cook, and even more, enjoyed watching others enjoy her food cooked with love.

Betty was always on the cutting edge with new electronics. She loved her computers, iPads and the latest phones. She was the queen of crafts. She could make anything she put her mind to.

Betty is survived by her three children, Ken, Shirley and Mary; eight grandchildren, Kenneth (Debbie) Boback, Matthew (Laura) Boback, Michael Westbrook, Christopher (Tracy) Boback, John (Amber) Westbrook, Rhonda (Allan) Westbrook-Mingus, Sarah Ott and Kristen Ott. Betty was also blessed with 16 great-grandchildren; a brother; two sisters; and the Boback family who welcomed her to the family as their sister.

Betty will be missed by so many who loved her. Visitation will be Friday, May 12, 2017, from 1-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. at Lashley Funeral Home, Mio, with rosary at 7 p.m. Visitation will also be held Saturday, May 13, 2017, at St. Mary’s Church, Mio, from 10 a.m. until the time of Christian Mass at 11 a.m.

Interment at Luzerne Cemetery, Luzerne. Arrangements by Lashley Funeral Home, Mio.


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