Gail L. Boyd

Monday, December 29, 2014

Gail L. Boyd, 80, of Wheaton, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014, in her home.

She was born Nov. 23, 1934, in Atchison, Kan., the daughter of Bud and Gladys (Christian) McNemee. On Aug. 3, 1950, in Concordia, Kan., she was united in marriage to Elzie A. Boyd, who preceded her in death on Dec. 27, 2003. Also preceding her in death were her parents; one brother, Bud McNemee; and two sisters, Phyllis Eberhart and Betty Byrne.

Survivors include: two sons, David Boyd and his wife, Denise, of Monett, and Bobbie Boyd and his wife, Gale, of Monett; three daughters, Jackie Rochleau and her husband, Dale, of Surrey, British Columbia, Robin Tichenor and her husband, Joe, of Wheaton, and Kelly Wartick and her husband, Jarritt, of Republic; 10 grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.

She grew up in Atchison, Kan., where she received her education. For several years, she was employed as a waitress at Betsy Ross Diners in Southern California. Later, she moved to Charlotte, N.C., where she worked for Red Lobster. In 1981, she moved to Missouri. Graveside services were held Saturday at Dice Cemetery in Fairview, under direction of McQueen Funeral Home, Wheaton. Pastor Paul Wahlert conducted the services.

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