Ella Jane Boothby

September 21, 1933January 27, 2012

Sep 21, 1933 - Jan 27, 2012

Ella Jane (Crawford) Boothby, 78, went home to be with her Lord Jesus Christ on January 27, 2012 at home with her family and loved ones at her side. She was born in Hazard, Kentucky to William and Delpha Crawford on September 21, 1933.

She was married to Jack Lee Boothby on June 6, 1953. Ella, along with her husband, was an active member in Grace Community Foursquare Church. She served as a deaconess, volunteered at the Hands of Grace Storehouse, taught Sunday school for young children and volunteered as a counselor for the children's summer camp. She volunteered with family services alongside Dr. Bill Belcher. She also served as a secretary for the family business, Free Carpet Cleaning, Inc. since 1980.

She is survived by her husband, Jack Lee Boothby, Russiaville; her sister, Claire Moriarity, Cleveland, Ohio; her children, son, Jack (Ruthanne), Kokomo, son, Terry, Gainesville, Florida, daughter, Rita (Adil) Rasmouni, Kokomo, daughter, Tamera, Kokomo; her grandchildren, Christopher Boothby, Angela (Clay) Howell, Matthew (Beth) Boothby, Nathan (Amber) Boothby, Jeremiah (Jamie) Boothby, Conrad (Tracy) Morgan, Luke Morgan; her great-grandchildren, Alex, Eli, Kaitlyn, Harbor, Cannon, Alexis, Brianna, Madison, Brayden and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, sister Genevieve Sterling, son Timothy Boothby, nephew Roy Gossard, nephew Christopher Boothby, and great nephew Shane Smith.

The family would like to give special thanks to Dr. Joseph Westrom and to Heidi, Angel, Faye, and Joel from Premier Hospice for helping us through this difficult time and for providing excellent care to Ella.

The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Sunset Memory Garden Funeral Home with Pastor Mike Rush officiating. Entombment will follow in Sunset Memory Garden Cemetery. Visiting hours will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Online messages of condolence may be made at


  • Visitation Monday, January 30, 2012
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, January 31, 2012

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Sandy & Cliff Stiner

January 31, 2012

Ella was a very sweet and such a blessing wherever she happen to be. She will be greatly missed but we are so happy she is in the arms of Jesus. Praying for the family that God will give you peace and comfort through this time.

Jackie Maurer

January 30, 2012

My Heart is with all of you during this time of sorrow.
Aunt Ella was a big part of my life, I used to tell her she was my second Mommy.I will miss her and loved her so much.

Paula Smith

January 30, 2012

May the Lord be with your family in this time of sorrow.
I have been a friend of your son Tim & Norma. Also Judy Piatt.
May she rest in peace with the heavenly angels.
Sincerely, Paula Smith

January 29, 2012

Our thoughts and prayers are for the Lord's peace in the lives of the Boothby family. We love you and may all your wonderful memories of Ella bring you comfort. Pradeep and Bev.

January 29, 2012

We are sending our love and sympathy from Atlanta to all of the family. Aunt Ella was such a special lady!
Joyce and John Allers

Derek & Beth Meaad

January 29, 2012

We loved Ella! So sorry to hear of her passing. Hugs to all in the family...
Derek & Beth Mead

Brenda Brenton

January 28, 2012

My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.