Marjorie Louise “Marj” Boley

November 18, 1932 - April 5, 2019

Marjorie Louise “Marj” Boley passed away Friday, April 5, 2019 at Hampshire Memorial Hospital.  Born November 18, 1932 she was the daughter of the late Harry W. and Freda V. (Criss) Beck.

Besides her parents, Marj is preceded in death by her husband, Louis Monroe Boley and her brother, Donald Wilson Beck.

Marj is survived by her children, Brian M. Boley and wife Michele L. (Steinemann) Boley of Romney, Brad M. Boley of Richmond, and Luanna E. (Boley) Lee and husband Keith of Morgantown.  Nine grandchildren; JeanneMarie (Boley) Withers, Brianna Boley, Brent Siuchninski, Wesley Boley, Camden Boley , Taylor Boley, Jacob Lee, Derek Lee and Ben Lee.  Also surviving are six great grandchildren and two more on the way.

Born and raised in Wellsburg, WV, Marj graduated from Wellsburg High with the class of 1950 and attended Liberty College.  She was recruited to Romney by the West Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind.  While working and teaching in Romney, she earned her Bachelor’s degree in English at West Virginia University.  In Romney, she met and married Louis Boley in 1957 and they started their family.  Marj was remarkable.  She could be a full-time mother (top priority) and a full-time teacher, concurrently.  Both responsibilities she gave 100%.  She retired from WVSD after 45 years of teaching and devoted her energies back to her community, primarily through her church.  She was a member of the Eastern Star, General Federated Women’s Club 0f Romney (GFWC) where she served (2) terms as President, Romney First United Methodist Church and United Methodist Women.

Marj was a problem solver, and she could do so with a smile.  She sewed miles of material for costumes, neighbors and whoever needed a button sewed back on (this funeral director) and she never wanted to accept a dime for doing so.   She had a gift for and the knowledge of “signing.”  She did so in church for the deaf, she did it for funerals, she did it wherever it was needed.  Marj always chose to look on the bright side of things, and there were many of us who looked forward to her Sunday church announcements of how many days “’til Spring.”  She leaves an empty spot in Hampshire County.  Thank you and Godspeed Marj.

Friends will be received on Monday, April 8, 2019 from 2-4 PM and from 6-8 PM at Shaffer Funeral Home in Romney.  Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at 11:00 AM at the Romney First United Methodist Church with friends being received at 10:00 AM.  Pastor Mark James and Rev. Dr. Roy Knight will be officiating.  Interment will follow at Indian Mound Cemetery, Romney.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Romney First United Methodist Church ~ 49 North High St. ~ Romney, WV 26757

Please direct inquiries to Shaffer Funeral Home, 304.822.3511



Jamie Kidwell April 6, 2019

18 condolences for “Marjorie Louise “Marj” Boley”

  1. So sorry for your loss. I have such fond memories of spending the night with Luanna. Her dad would give us wheel barrel rides and when we were bored her mom would teach us to sew and knit. God bless to your whole family.

  2. Prayer and Throught with ur families.

    She was my former teacher.. She teach me made cross stitches and quilting of pillow and hot hold pot.. She is so such sweet..

    She open her wings to heaven home to ne with her husband and families.

  3. So sorry for your loss she will be greatly missed she will always be remembered for all her kindness

  4. We were so sorry to hear about Marj. She was a wonderful, fun, loving person. Marj was always there to do anything for my mother and we loved her dearly! She was a great neighbor for Mom and we looked forward to seeing her when we came home. When we were sitting on Mom’s front porch, we were always happy to see Marj walking down the road to say Hi! Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

  5. Brian & Family, so very sorry for your loss. I actually knew Marj many years before I met you Brian and she was a very special lady. Prayers for comfort.

  6. Boley family are in my thoughts and prayers . Marj Boley will be missed. She was very good teacher. May God be with her

  7. Marge, gracious, kind, a friend to many. How well we remember Marge. Please know that her children with their families will be in our thoughts and prayers.

  8. So very sorry for your loss. Marj was a remarkable lady who freely donated her time and knowledge to many. Prayers flowing for comfort and strength

  9. I’m very sorry loss we praying for family and members West Virginia school for deaf and blind jr high school graduates class of 1999 we miss her lot we love you

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