In Memory

Eva Marie Bougher (Isley) - Class Of 1942

Eva Marie Bougher (Isley)

Mrs. Eva Bougher Isley, 37 of route 4, Delphi, died instantly in a violent two-car freak accident on county road, 1/4 mile west of the New Hope school in Madison township at 7:50 Sunday night.  The accident happened just east of the Don Hathaway residence and about a half-mile from the Isley home.
  Driving her 1957 model auto, Mrs. Isley was headed toward the highway on the county road as her husband, evidently returning to their home, was headed west on the county road.  The investigating officers, State Trooper Dale Douglass, and Sheriff Roth said the point of impact of the collision was on the right side of both autos and that both autos were on the wrong side of the road.  As what actually happened has not been determined by investigating officers who have been unable to discuss the case with Mr. Isley who is confined to St. Elizabeth hospital, Lafayette.  Both cars were totally demolished in the crash.
  Mrs. Isley died at the scene of a broken neck and internal injuries.  His injuries were described as a fractured right keen, fractured right leg above the knee, fractured right hip, broken ribs, broken breast bone, lacerations about the mouth and palette and a possible skull fracture.  His condition has been reported as "critical" and serious since he was taken to the hospital and authorities who are continuing the investigation, have not been able to question him.
  The daughter of Raymond and Madge Gilliam Boughner, the deceased was born in Madison township, Sept. 13, 1924.  She was graduated from Delphi High School and had spent her lifetime in this community.
  Surviving are the husband; two sons, George and Danny, both at home; her father, of Madison township and a sister, Mrs. Ruth Anderson of route 4, Delphi.
  Funeral rites were conducted Wednesday from the Jackson funeral home with Rev. Donald Hembre officiating with burial in the Zion cemetery.
Obituary notice taken from the Delphi Citizen, Thursday, February 15, 1962