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Elizabeth Boruff, 99, of Eliza, IL died Monday, October 29, 2018 at Genesis Senior Living in Aledo. Services are 10:00 a.m. Friday, November 2, 2018 at Fippinger Funeral Home in Aledo. Burial is in the Eliza Creek Cemetery. Visitation is 4:00-7:00 p.m.Thursday at Fippinger's where memorials may be left to Eliza Creek Cemetery Association. On-line condolences may be made at www.fippingerfuneralhome.com.
She was born February 11, 1919 in Eliza Township, IL to Dow and Delsena Garrett Noble. She graduated from New Boston High School and graduated from Augustana College with a teaching degree. On March 7, 1945, she married Maynard A. Boruff in Chicago. He died in 1978.
She began teaching in a one-room schoolhouse (Lone Elm, Eliza Township). She later taught 3rd grade at New Boston Elementary and was librarian at the Eliza Elementary School. Elizabeth was a homemaker and assisted her family in the operation of their farm.
She was a member of the Eliza Community Church, Eliza Ladies Aid, Mercer County Retired Teachers Association, Mercer County Historical Society and the Mercer County Farm Bureau.
For over 50 years Elizabeth was the Secretary/Treasurer for the Eliza Creek Cemetery Association.
She enjoyed gardening, reading, cooking, and spending time with family and friends.
She is survived by her son, Tom (Vicki) Boruff of Eliza; two grandchildren, Bill (Stacey) Boruff of Eliza; Katie (Matt) Laleman of Geneseo, IL; two great grandchildren, Andrew and Kaelyn Boruff of Eliza; one brother, Tom (Arlene) Noble of Carson City, Nevada; several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one sister, Donna and one brother, Jack.
Eliza Creek Cemetery
1631 65th Street, New Boston IL 61272