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Leah Montgomery Boardman

Leah Montgomery Boardman died Saturday, February 17, 2024 in Evansville, Indiana, where she had been cared for since Christmas. She was born in Paris, Kentucky on August 16, 1959, the only child of the late Alma Doyle Boardman and Olin Thomas Boardman. Until her brief stay in Evansville, she had been a life-long resident of Paris. She attended Paris City schools and graduated from Paris High School in 1977. She was a 1981 graduate of Transylvania University and became a math teacher at Crawford Junior High School in Lexington, Kentucky. She thoroughly loved her career and taught at Crawford for 31 years, retiring in 2012. A passionate UK fan, her greatest pleasure was watching the Wildcats on the basketball court. Leah was caring, kind, generous to a fault, and fiercely loyal to her family. She was devoted to her immediate and extended family and served for many years as the secretary for the Doyle Family Reunion and, along with her mother, was committed to hosting the annual Christmas Eve gathering of the descendants of her maternal grandparents, W.O. and Bertha Adams Doyle.

She is survived by her cousins, Brandi Doyle (John) Hahn, Patty L. Doyle, Lola Darlene McKinney, James Wallace (Juanita) McKinney, Bobbie McKinney Roe, Wanda McKinney (Donnie) Crump, Lisa A. Reynolds, Sam C. (Frankie) Reynolds, Jr., V. Lynn Reynolds, Judy Doyle Hudson, John Enoch Doyle, Billy R. (Lisa) Doyle, John Boardman, and by the numerous children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren of her cousins. She was preceded in death by cousins Ricky McKinney, Ronnie Doyle, Janice Doyle Long, Danny McKinney, and Richard Boardman.

She was a member of First Christian Church, Disciples of Christ, in Paris, and her service will be held at that church on Monday, February 26, 2024. Visitation will be at 11:00 until the service at 1:00. Burial will be alongside her beloved parents in the Paris Cemetery.

Pallbearers are James Wallace McKinney, Sam C. Reynolds, Jr, John Enoch Doyle, Billy R. Doyle, Glen Ferrell, Wes Long, Bret Boardman, and Stephen Boardman.

If you wish to honor Leah with a memorial, donations are suggested to the Boardman Choir Scholarship Fund at the First Christian Church, Disciples of Christ, at 911 High Street, Paris, KY 40361 or Operation Food Basket, c/o Lyle Cross, 1226 Bethlehem Road, Paris, KY 40361. Hinton-Turner Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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