Townson-Rose Funeral Home

Obituary for Geneva Boring

12/28/1922 - 11/17/2020

Geneva Katherine West Boring , 97, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on November 17, 2020 with her family by her side.

Geneva was born in the Liberty Community of Cherokee County to the late Marshall and Mary West. She married Earnest Hoyt Boring in 1943 and was the mother to five children: Linda, Ernie, Pat, Sharon, and Angela.

She was a lifetime member of the community where she was a devoted wife, mother, sister, and friend. She was also a faithful member of Liberty Baptist Church her entire life.

Geneva’s greatest pleasure was found working in her garden, growing beautiful flowers, and canning the fruits and vegetables she produced. She loved cooking and baking as well. For those fortunate enough to sit at her table, you knew her cooking was second to none.

Throughout her life, Geneva experienced many changes in our great nations history. From the Great Depression to World War II, living to see 15 sitting presidents, and watching power come to the community for the first time. She learned to persevere in the toughest of times.

Geneva’s strong will and faith in the Lord allowed her to have a profound impact on all who knew her. She was known by many as “One of the strongest women we ever knew.” Though she will be sorely missed, she is rejoicing in heaven with the loved ones who went before her.

She is preceded in death by her husband of 70 years, Hoyt Boring, and grandchildren Katie and E.L. Pope. She is survived by her children Linda (Kohlan) Flynn, Ernie Boring, Pat (Sue) Boring, Sharon (Ronnie) Westmoreland, and Angela (Lewis) Pope. She is also survived by her grandchildren Michelle (Harry) Mills, Marshall (Molly) Boring, Jennifer (Travis) Zarins, Lindy (JP) Rose, Isaac (Anne) Boring, Amber (Justin) Wills, Erin (Brandon) McFaddin, Barry (Amy) Westmoreland, Betsy (Martin) Wintermantel, Emily Pope, Laurie Pope, and Olivia Pope; great grandchildren Caden & Addison Zarins, Savannah & Jared Wills, Lillian & Brody McFadden, Jake Boring, Kate & Jack Boring, Madalyn & Harrison Mills, Isabella & Alina Wintermantel, and Nathaniel & Liberty Westmoreland.

Geneva was laid to rest with her family by her side on November 20, 2020. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Liberty Community Cemetery in her memory. Donations can be sent to Arthur West at 340 Liberty Rd., Murphy NC, 28906.

Townson-Rose Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.

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