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Rita Joyce Boggess

RITA JOUDRY BOGGESS,  age 88 of Athens, Tenn. died Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019, a NHC of Athens, Tenn. She was born in Sharon Springs, New York a daughter of the late Rev. Robert C. and Hazel Miller Joudry and preceded in death by Sister: Eugenie J. Gardner. The family moved to Gouverneur, N.Y. where she graduated from Gouverneur High School and then attended and graduated from A. Barton Hepburn School of Nursing as an RN in 1951.She  worked there at E. J. Noble Hospital in Gouverneur, N. Y.  After marrying the late Charles Robert  Boggess moved to his home in Athens, Tenn. She worked at Epperson Hospital and also worked for Hiwassee Help Program, American Heart Association and Team Evaluation Center in Chattanooga, Tenn., all three organizations covered 5 counties. She belonged to St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Athens, where she taught Sunday School and Vacation Bible School. She belonged to Episcopal Church Women for over 30 years and was treasurer for over 20 years. and also belonged to the Alter Guild for over 50 years in churches of residence. She also led Morning Prayer daily for many years. 
Survivors: Two sons and daughters-in-law: Robert Joudry (Jody) and Janet H. Boggess of Athens, Tenn. and John Bennett and Rosemarie Boggess of Lamar, Arkansas, Two Daughters and son-in-law: Rebecca Lynn Boggess of Englewood, Tenn. and Laura B. and Vincent Castellani of Englewood, Tenn., Brother: Kermit W. Joudry of Athens, Tenn., Two Sisters: Janet J. Sabo of Hudson Falls, NY, Kathleen J. Williams of Glens Falls, N Y Sister-in-law: Patricia  (Patsy) Cox Rogers of Athens, Tenn.  8 Grandchildren: Melissa Blair, Benjamin Johnson, David Mashburn, Lauren E. (Beth) Fauls, Jayson Boggess, Daniel Mashburn, Bradford Johnson, Jeffrey Boggess, 7 Great Grandchildren: Jamison, Braden, Madilynn Blair, Fiona Fauls, Eliza Fauls, Jax Hudson Boggess, and Beckett Benjamin Johnson. Nephews: Dr. Charles Cox, Cary Cox, Dr. Joseph Chance, Cristopher Chance, Niece: Cynthia Southmayd
Funeral services will be 9:30 A.M. Saturday in the St. Paul's Episcopal Church with Rev. Drew  Bunting officiating. Burial  will follow in Cedar Grove Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be her grandsons. The family will recieve friends from 6-8 Friday in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 123 S. Jackson St. Athens, Tenn. Condolences may be made sent to www.laycock-hobbs.com/notices/Rita-Boggess. Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home, Athens, Tenn. in charge of arrangements. 


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A Sweet and Warm Remembrance Pedestal Arrangement was sent on September 20, 2019

In memory of the beautiful soul who taught me to pray and the years of laughter and tears we shared in the St. Paul's chapel. May God grant her rest in his loving embrace. Our prayers are with the family. - The Dolens

Expression of Sympathy Sep 20 2019 12:00 AM

A Basket Garden was ordered on September 20, 2019

Expression of Sympathy Sep 20 2019 12:00 AM

Laura and Becky we are so sorry for your loss

Sheila and Dan Chesanow Sep 19 2019 12:00 AM

Jody Becky Laura and John. So very sorry to hear of your mother's passing. She was a sweet and good lady. Your family's are in my prayers.

Ann and Aaron Billings Sep 19 2019 12:00 AM

Jody, John, Laura and Becky
I am so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. Prayers for your family.

Debbie Loftis Sep 19 2019 12:00 AM

We are so very sorry for your loss. Praying for yall.

David & Melanie Gunter Sep 18 2019 12:00 AM

Jody so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you and family. Prayers.

Harrianne Thompson Sep 18 2019 12:00 AM

Sorry to hear of your loss.

Robert Hewgley Sep 18 2019 12:00 AM

A Pedestal Arrangement was ordered on September 16, 2019

Expression of Sympathy Sep 16 2019 12:00 AM