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Elmus Gene Boord Sr.

September 28, 1935 — July 22, 2022


Elmus Gene Boord Sr., 86, of Wooster, died Friday, July 22, 2022, at his residence.

Elmus was born September 28, 1935, in Farmington, WV, as the sixth child to Harry C. and Marie {Wroe} Boord.

Elmus enjoyed playing football and was chosen as an All-State player on Farmington’s first state championship in 1954.

He proudly served in the US National Guard and US Army and always displayed an American flag in respect of his freedom.

Elmus enjoyed droving truck for Consolidate Freshways for 36 years before retiring in 1998. He had over 3.5 million safe driving miles. Elmus was a member of the Wooster American Legion, former Westwood Baptist Church and Wooster Moose Club. He liked woodworking, yardwork, casinos, old western movies, and country music.

Elmus will be deeply missed by his children Elmus C. (Jan) Boord Jr. of Orrville, and Melissa J. Carson of Wooster; grandchildren Heidi Boord (Doug), Carli Boord, Anthony (Hannah) Carson, Nathan Carson, and JuliAnne Carson (Eddy); great-grandchildren Savannah, Isabella and Gabriela Messenger, Kaylie Falter, Zoe Boord, Brycenn and Waytt Carson, Liam and Gabriel Steel and Silas Conrad; former daughter-in-law Colleen Boord and former wife, friend and caregiver JoAnne Martin.

Elmus was preceded in death by his parents and siblings.

Friends may call Wednesday from 10 to 11 a.m. at Roberts Funeral Home-Sherwood Chapel, Wooster. Graveside services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Sherwood Memorial Gardens. Burial will be at Sherwood Memorial Gardens, where military rites will be held. Online tributes may be made at

The family deeply appreciates the compassionate care given to Elmus by the Ohio's Hospice LifeCare staff.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Wednesday, July 27, 2022

10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Roberts Funeral Home - Wooster

7067 Cleveland Rd, Wooster, OH 44691

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Graveside Service

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

7067 Cleveland Rd

, Wooster, OH 44691

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