Laura M. Boehning

Feb. 18, 1916 — Nov. 1, 2017

Laura M. Boehning, 101, of Francesville, passed peacefully from Earth into the presence of her Savior on Wednesday, Nov. 1, at Parkview Haven Retirement Home in Francesville. 

Laura was born on Feb. 18, 1916, in McCoysburg, to Charles P. and Cora (Klopfenstein) Swing. She married George W. Boehning on Feb. 18, 1936, in Winamac. George died on April 29, 2006. They were married for 70 years and were blessed with five sons. Laura lived in Francesville most of her life. At an early age she professed her faith in Jesus Christ. She was a dedicated member of the Apostolic Christian Church and then the First Baptist Church, both of Francesville. Laura taught Sunday school for most of her adult life. She impacted hundreds of children in her church and community. 

She was a homemaker. Laura enjoyed embroidery, playing guitar and singing music. She also enjoyed baking cookies and making candy. She especially enjoyed spending time with her family. As a result of her generous spirit and pleasant personality, she was loved by all who knew her.

The Boehning family would like to extend our gratitude to Pastor Dennis and Kitty Gutwein as well as to all the staff of Parkview Haven for their attentiveness and loving care for Laura in her latter years.

She is survived by her sons: Larry G. [Marilyn] Boehning of Fortville, Thomas D. [Stacey] Boehning of Jupiter, Florida, David L. [Charlotte] Boehning of Clark Summitt, Pennslyvania, and John J. [Linda] Boehning of Petaluma, California; 10 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; one great-great grandson; and a host of devoted nieces, nephews and friends. 

She was preceded in death by her parents Charles P. and Cora (Klopfenstein) Swing; husband George W. Boehning; son Fredrick G. Boehning; sisters: Mildred A. Boehning and Lila V. Moser; and brothers: Irven Swing and Elmer Swing. 

Visitation was Tuesday, Nov, 7, from 10 a.m.-noon at the Frain Mortuary Querry-Ulbricht Chapel in Francesville. Funeral services followed at noon at the chapel. Pastor Dennis Gutwein officiated. Burial took place in the Roseland Cemetery in Francesville. 

Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church.

Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at

(Pulaski County Journal — Nov. 8, 2017)

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