Boyd, Lola Agnus, d. 1899 - Bozman, Barbara K., d. 1985


Boyd, Lola Agnus 24 Nov 1897 - 18 Feb 1899 CCR 23 Feb 1899

[Note: Daughter of William Riley & Mary Ann (Holland) Boyd; tombstone says 24 Nov 1896 - 18 Feb 1898, but obit says died 18 Feb 1899, almost surely the correct information, as it‘s unlikely they‘d wait a year to put her obit in the paper]

Died, the infant girl, 15 months old of Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Boyd, Saturday morning, Feby. 18th of measles. The remains were interred Saturday evening in the Oddfellow’s cemetery. Mrs. Boyd and five of the children were all down with the measles during the terrible cold weather, but the children are considerably better, which Mrs. Boyd is still very sick with hopes of her recovery, Mr. Boyd and family have the sympathies of the community and the hope that all may speedily recover.

 

Boyd, Minnie Lee (Fortner) 1 Sep 1914 - 13 Nov 1991 NN-E 21 Nov 1991

[Note: Daughter of William Thomas & Dollie (Trogdon) Fortner]

Minnie Lee Boyd, 77, Springfield, died Wednesday, Nov 13, 1991. She was born Sept. 1, 1914, the daughter of William Thomas and Dollie (Trogdon) Fortner. She was a retired cook for the Springfield School system and a longtime member of the High Street Baptist Church. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Tony and Janice Fortner, Nixa; a daughter and son-in-law, Connie and Chuck Stevenson, Fort Smith, Ark.; two sisters, Beulah Watts and Dorothy Ryan, both of Springfield; two brothers, Thomas Fortner, Jr., Springfield and Stanley “Jack” Fortner, Willard; and four grandchildren. Services were held Saturday at Greenlawn Funeral Home South with the Rev. William Rogers officiating, Burial was in Clear Creek Cemetery.

Boyd, Nora 28 Aug 1884 - 1 Jul 1983   OH 7 Jul 1983 p2

[Note: married by 1914 Charles F. Boyd 24 Feb 1887 - 12 Mar 1953]

Graveside services for Nora Boyd, 98, Kansas City, were held July 7 in Ozark Cemetery with James Baysinger officiating. Burial was under the direction of Adams. Mrs. Boyd died July 1 of natural causes in a St. Joseph Hospital. She was an elementary school teacher for nine years in Christian County and was the widow of Charles F. Boyd, former Christian County superintendent of schools, She moved from Ozark 23 years ago to Kansas City, where she was a member of the Church of Christ. Survivors include a son, Charles of the home and a daughter, Ramona, of the home.

Boyd, Priscilla (Wood) 10 May 1822 - 20 Dec 1902 CCR 25 Dec 1902

[Note: Daughter of  Andrew & Charity (Langley) Wood; married 7 May 1841 (according to obit) or 8 May 1842 (according to family history)  Samuel Newton Boyd 24 Nov 1818 - 20 Aug 1909]

Died, at her home in this city, December 19th, after a short illness, Mrs. Priscilla Boyd, aged 80 years, 7 months and 10 days. Mrs. Boyd was born in Hall County, Georgia, May 10th, 1822. She was married to Judge Samuel Boyd May 7th, 1841. Emigrated from Georgia to Wright County, Mo, in 1843, from there to Madison County, Ark. in 1855 and to Ozark, Mo. in 1863, where she lived until her death. She was the mother of ten children, four of whom, with the husband, survives here. They are: Mrs. Sally Johnson, W. R. Boyd, Mrs. Bettie Horton and Mrs. Frances Barren. One of her daughters, Mrs. Z. A. Johnson, died two years ago last May. She was a member of the M. E. Church for the past sixty-five years. She died full of years and honors, with her husband, children and grandchildren to soothe her last moments. Her remains were laid to rest in Ozark Cemetery Sunday afternoon, a large concourse of relatives and friend being present to pay their last sad tribute of respect. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. W. H. Sun of the M. E. Church.

Boyd, Ralph George 7 Nov 1902 - 24 Sep 1961 CCR 28 Sep 1961 p4

[Note: Son of Daniel Boone & Talitha Lucinda (Willard) Boyd; married 22 Aug 1931 Ellen Hodges]

Funeral services for Ralph G. Boyd, 58, Oldfield, who died at his home Sunday night after suffered an apparent heart attack, were at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Green Valley Church, Burial was in Union Grove Cemetery under direction of Clinkingbeard of Ava. Survivors include his wife, Ellen; three sons, Leo of Albuquerque, N. M.; Larry Leon of the home, and Linnie Zane of Kansas City; two daughters, Mrs. Vera Mae Bloomer of Grandview and Velma Lee Boyd of Branson; two sisters, Mrs. Nellie Bledsoe of Sacramento, Calif. and Mrs. Laura Richardson of Selah, Wash.; and four brothers, Martin, William and Raymond, all of Sacramento and Sherman of Galloway.

Boyd, Rowena C. 14 Mar 1914 - 19 May 2001  CCH-N 6 Jun 2001

[Note: Daughter of Charles Francis & Nora (Callaway) Boyd]

Rowena C. Boyd, 87, Ozark, passed away Saturday, May 19, 2001, in Ozark Riverview Manor. She was born March 14, 1914, the daughter of Charles F. And Nora Callaway Boyd. Miss Boyd was a retired school teacher. She was a member of the Church of Christ. A graveside service was held Monday, May 21, 2001, in Ozark Cemetery with James Baysinger officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark.

 

Boyd, Samuel Newton 24 Nov 1818 - 20 Aug 1909 CCR 19 Aug 1909 p1

[Note: Son of William R. & Elizabeth (Burton) Boyd]

At his home in Ozark, Friday, August 13, 1909 at 3:00 o’clock a.m. Samuel Boyd aged 90 years, 9 months and 13 days. Funeral services were held at the residence, Friday at 3:30 p.m. conducted by Rev. J. L. Henry. Burial was in the Ozark cemetery

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Boyd, Samuel Newton 24 Nov 1818 - 20 Aug 1909 CCR 26 Aug 1909

Samuel Boyd was born in the state of Georgia, Nov. 24, 1818. Departed this life Aug. 13, 1909 at the age of 90 years, 9 months and 13 days. He came to Mo. in 1844, went to Arkansas in 1855 and remained there until 1863 when he came to Ozark and remained here till the day of his death. Brother Boyd was a member of the Protestant Methodist church and a good man and respected by all who knew him and he was one of the best know citizens in the county. He leaves behind four children, three girls and one boy, all living in Christian County. We all sympathize with them but feel that our loss is his eternal gain.  J. L. Henry

 

Boyd, Samuel Newton 1 Jan 1893 - 7 Oct 1953

[Note: Son of William Riley & Mary Ann (Holland) Boyd; married c 1912 Lena Lucy Porter 15 Oct 1892 - 6 Mar 1975]

Samuel Newton BOYD was born Jan. 1, 1893, at Ozark, Mo., and departed this life at his home, 2 miles south of Ozark, on October 7, 1953, at the age of 60 years, 9 months and 6 days.  In 1912, he was united in marriage to Lena PORTER and to this union were born five children, all of whom, with their mother, survive. They are twin sons, William R. BOYD and John R. BOYD, both of Kansas City; Mrs. Lola STEWART of Springfield; Mrs. Betty Jane CREED of Kansas City, Kan.; and Miss Mary Jo BOYD of the home. He is also survived by three brothers, Edward and Ware BOYD, both of California, and Joseph BOYD of St. Joseph, Mo. five sisters, Mrs. Alice THOMPSON of Springfield, Mrs. Sally BUNCH of Nixa, Mrs. Celia CHAPMAN of Ozark, Mrs. Lydia MCGLOCKLIN and Mrs. Jessie PEW, both of California; four half-sisters, Mrs. Beulah WELLS, Rogersville, Mrs. Fannie DELMON and Mrs. Eva LAUGHLIN both of California, and Mrs. Goldie BRAY of Idaho. He was a member of the Christian Church at Ozark. Funeral services were held Saturday, Nov. 10, at 2:00 pm in the chapel at the Chaffin Funeral Home, conducted by Rev. Worth Caughron. Burial was in Hopedale cemetery under direction of Chaffin.

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Boyd, Samuel Newton 1 Jan 1893 - 7 Oct 1953     CCR 8 Oct 1953 p1

Funeral services for Samuel Newton Boyd, 60, well known resident of the Ozark community, will be held Saturday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel at the Chaffin Funeral Home in Ozark His death occurred sometime during the night, and he was discovered dead in his bed early Wednesday morning by Mrs. Boyd in their home south of Ozark. Mr. Boyd had recently underwent a series of major operations for serious abdominal condition, but death was attributed to a heart attack.

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Boyd, Samuel Newton 1 Jan 1893 - 7 Oct 1953     CCR 15 Oct 1953 p1

Samuel Newton Boyd was born Jan. 1, 1893 at Ozark, Mo. and departed this life at his home, 2 miles south of Ozark on October 7, 1953, at the age of 60 years, 9 months and 6 days. In 1912, he was united in marriage to Lena Porter and to this union were born five children, all of whom, with their mother, survive. They are twin sons, William R. Boyd and John R. Boyd, both of Kansas City; Mrs. Lola Stewart of Springfield, Mrs. Betty Jane Creed of Kansas City, Kan. and Miss Mary Jo Boyd of the home. He is also survived by three brothers, Edward and Ware Boyd, both of California and Joseph Boyd of St. Joseph, Mo; five sisters, Mrs. Alice Thompson of Springfield, Mrs. Sally Bunch of Nixa, Mrs. Celia Chapman of Ozark and Mrs. Lydia McCullom and Mrs. Jessie Rem, both of California and Mrs. Goldie Bray of Idaho. He was a member of the Christian Church at Ozark. Funeral services were held Saturday, Oct. 10 at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel at the Chaffin Funeral Home, conducted by Rev. Worth Caughron. Burial was in Hopedale Cemetery under direction of Chaffin.

 

Boyd, Sherry Lane (Mulkey) 24 Mar 1949 - 4 May 2003 CCH-N 14 May 2003

[Note: Daughter of Ray & Leota (Schumaker) Mulkey]

Sherry Lane Boyd, 54, Billings, died at 12:12 p.m,. May 4, 2003 in her home. She was born March 24, 1949, in Higginsville to Ray and Leota (Schumaker) Mulkey. She joined the First Baptist Church in Higginsville during her teen-age years. I early years she enjoyed water skiing and ladies softball. Recently some of her favorite past-times were shopping for antiques, gardening, caring for her flowers and fishing. She also had a great love for animals. Boyd had been a production line worker for AT&T T for 16 years and had lived in Billings for six years. Her grandparents, Arthur and Ella Schumaker, preceded her in death. Survivors include her son, Tony and wife Chris King, Springfield; granddaughter Sarah, Springfield; her mother, Leota and husband, Ralph Baldwin, Springfield; her father Ray and wife Audrey Mulkey, Higginsville; a brother and sister-in-law, Rick and Missy Baldwin, Republic; three sisters, Pam Cundy and husband Steve, Fair Grove, Debbie Kucko, Naples, Fla. and Candy McFarland, Billings, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Services were at 2 p.m. Mary 8, 2003 in Meadors Funeral Home, Republic, with the Rev. John Holms officiating. Burial was in Brighton Cemetery, Brighton.

 

Boyd, Telitha Lucinda (Willard) 6 Sep 1867 - 26 May 1932 CCR 2 Jun 1932 p6

[Note: Daughter of Martin & ? (Hyde) Willard; married 1882 Daniel Boone Boyd 2 Mar 1857 - 25 Sep 1930; mother of Charles Francis Boyd 24 Feb 1887 - 12 Mar 1953; David Martin Boyd 2 Jan 1889 - 6 Apr 1963; Alfred Seamon Boyd 9 Jan 1891 - ?; William Walter Boyd 1 Mar 1893 - 6 Apr 1963;  Laura May (Boyd) Richardson 15 Oct 1896 - 28 Sep 1987; John Sherman Boyd 22 Jul 1899 - 24 Apr 1977;  Ralph George Boyd 7 Nov 1902 - 24 Sep 1961; Raymond Vernon Boyd 20 Feb 1905 - 10 Dec 1969; and Nellie Frances (Boyd) Woody 10 Mar 1910 - 6 Oct 1993]

Telitha Lucinda Willard was born at Garrison, Christian County, Missouri, Sept. 6, 1867 and departed this life on May 26, 1932 at 11 p.m. at the home of her oldest son, Charles F. Boyd of Ozark, at the age of 64 years, 8 months and 23 days. At about ten a.m. on the day she died she was stricken with paralysis in her left side and constantly grew worse until her death that evening. She was married to Daniel Boone Boyd of Walnut Shade, Taney County, Missouri, at the early age of fifteen and continued to live with him for more than forty-seven years and until his death on Sept. 25, 1930, just 20 months and one day before her death. To this union were born nine children all surviving her death, and all at her bedside at the time of her departure. They were at their father’s bedside at the time of his death. The children are Charles F., Martin, Seamon and William all of Ozark, MO; Ralph and Sherman of Galloway, Missouri; Laura Richardson and Nellie Woody both of the home farm near Garrison where the deceased lived at the time of her death. She is also survived by 20 grandchildren, four sisters and two brothers. At the time of her marriage she went to Walnut Shade in Taney county to live and continued to live on the old farm west of that place until 20 years ago, when the family moved to the farm east of Garrison where she lived at the time of her death. Very early in life she confessed her faith in Christ and united with the Church and continued to live a Christian life until her death. Her burial was a Walnut Shade beside her husband and amid her early life friends, many of whom preceded her to the final resting place. This cemetery is on the banks of the beautiful Bear Creek and in its quietness becomes serene.

 

Boyd, Velma 20 Mar 1903 - 26 Aug 1977 OH 1 Sep 1977 p16

ROGERSVILLE - Services for Mrs. Velma Boyd, 74, at 2 p.m. Monday at Rivermonte Chapel, Springfield with Roy Lee Wilson officiating, Burial will be in Hazelwood Cemetery, Springfield. Mrs. Boyd died at 2:25 a.m. Friday at Park Central Hospital, Springfield after a long illness. Mrs. Boyd was a lifetime resident of Greene County. She was a member of the Church of Christ at Center Point. Survivors include a son, Don of Route 2, Rogersville; a grandchild and a great grandchild.

 

Boyd, Virginia (Andrews) 14 May 1913 - 11 Nov 2007 14 May 1913 - 11 Nov 2007

[Note: Daughter of Rolla & Amanda ( ) Andrews; married Carl Boyd 22 Feb 1914 - 20 Dec 1968]

Virginia Andrews Boyd, 94, Springfield, died November 11, 2007, in Maranatha Village Nursing Home. Virginia was born May 14, 1913, in Billings, Mo., to Rolla and Amanda Andrews. She was married to Carl Boyd and during their marriage resided in California. After the death of her husband in 1968, Virginia returned to Missouri and lived in Springfield. In addition to her husband, preceding her in death was her brother Rolland Andrew. She is fondly remembered by those who survive her: a sister, Faye Andrews; sister-in-law, Hildred Andrews; nieces, Sharron Zaun and Debbie Painter; and great-nephew, Michael Zaun. Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, November 13, 2007, in Meadors Funeral Home, Billings. Visitation will be 9 to 10 a.m. Tuesday prior to the service. Burial will follow in Marionville I.O.O.F. Cemetery. Online condolences may be made at www.meadors funeralhome.com. Springfield News-Leader, November 12, 2007

 

Boyd, William Riley 5 Apr 1850 - 22 Feb 1909

[Note: Son of Samuel Newton & Priscilla (Wood) Boyd; married 8 Apr 1877 Martha Frances Marley 26 Oct 1855 - 15 Feb 1887; married Mary Ann Holland 2 Aug 1871 - 26 Jun 1948 who married second Higdon Richard “Joe” Phillips]

William R. Boyd died at his farm home one mile south of Ozark on Wednesday, February 22, 1911, aged about 60 years. He had been in feeble health for some years resulting from paralysis and another stroke suffered last week brought the end of life for him. He leaves a widow and a number of children. He was buried yesterday in the Odd Fellows cemetery beside his first wife. Ozark Democrat Feb 24, 1911 Volume II Number 42

Boye, John F. 1883 - 8 Jul 1962 CCR 12 Jul 1962 p1

[Note: married Zada M. 12 Feb 1884 - 11 Feb 1979]

Funeral services for John F. Boye, 78, of Crowe Point, Ind., who died Sunday, July 8, were held Tuesday in the Merriam Funeral Home at Crown Point with burial in Calumet Park Cemetery. A native of Albert Lea, Minn., Mr. Boye came to Ozark in 1927 after retiring from the Boye Manufacturing Co, in Chicago. He became well known here in the poultry business throughout Southwest Missouri. He was a member of the Yoachum Memorial Presbyterian Church at Ozark, later transferring his membership to Crown Point when he moved there in 1958. He was twice Past Patron of the Eastern Star at Ozark, a Mason and a Shriner. Mr. Boye is survived by his wife, Mrs. Vada Boye, who resides at 403 N. West Street, Crown Point, Ind., and his daughter, Bernice of Chicago.

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Boye, John F. 1883 - 8 Jul 1962 CCR 12 Jul 1962 p1

Funeral services for John F. Boye, 78, of 403 North West St., Crown Point, Ind., who died in Methodist Hospital, Sunday, July 8, were held in the Merriam Funeral Home Tuesday, July 10, at 2 p.m. with Dean Jacoby officiating. Burial was in Calumet Park Cemetery. Masonic services by Lake Lodge 157 were held at the funeral home 7:30 Monday evening. He was retired to Crown Point in 1958 from Ozark. He was in the poultry business for over 30 years, a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Lake Lodge 157 F and AM, 32nd degree, Consitory, Valley of Chicago, Abou Ben Adhem Shrine Temple, Springfield, Mo.; and Eastern Star Chapter 98, Ozark. Survivors are his wife, Vada of Crown Point; and one daughter, Bernice of Chicago.

Boye, Zada M. 12 Feb 1884 - 11 Feb 1979 OH 15 Feb 1979 p8

[Note: married John F. Boye 1883 - 8 Jul 1962; birthdate from SSDI disagrees with age on obit]

Zada M. Boye, 85, former resident of Ozark, died Feb. 11 in Bridgman, Mich. where she had been residing with her daughter, Bernice Boye. Mrs. Boye and her late husband, John F. Boye owned the Boye Poultry Farm in Ozark until 1958 when they moved to Crown Point, Ind. Mrs. Boye was a past  President of the Ladies Literary Club, and a founder of the Ozark Utopia Club. She and Mr. Boye were active in Ozark Chapter #98 of the Order of Eastern Star where they served as Worthy Matron and Patron. O. E. S. services were held in Crown Point on Feb. 13. The Rev. Robert Eversull of the First Presbyterian Church in Crown Point, of which Mrs. Boye was the oldest member, conducted services Feb. 14. Burial was in Calumet Park Cemetery in Crown Point.

Boyer, Lawrence L. 4 Feb 1881 - Apr 1968  CCR 11 Apr 1968 p8

[Note: married Mary Ellen Gold 1884 - 1926; married Pearl Mae Frazier 15 Nov 1898 - 8 Jun 1990]

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Harris Chapel here (Nixa) for Lawrence L. Boyer, 87, of Route 1, Clever, a retired farmer who died at 3:50 a.m. Tuesday in his home after a long illness.  The Rev. Harold Mayes will officiate with burial in Frazier Cemetery.  Mr. Boyer was a member of the Clever Christian Church and a Christian County resident since 1919.  He is survived by his wife, Pearl; a son, Wesley, 2558 East Avenue, and a grandchild.

Note: This clipping from the collection of Lula (Rogers) Gardner has a handwritten date of 18 April 1968, in the margin.

 

Boyer, Lloyd Jennings 23 Jul 1900 - 2 Nov 1933 CCR 9 Nov 1933 p1

[Note: married 22 Nov 1930 Lila Walker]

Lloyd Jennings Boyer was born July 23, 1900 near Jamesville, MO, and departed this life Nov. 2, 1933, at the age of 34 years 8 months and 14 days. Most of his life had been spent in this part of Missouri except for about three years which were spent in western states, New Mexico, Arizona and California. He was married Nov. 22, 1930, to Miss Lila Walker. His health began to fail a short time ago and thinking perhaps a change of climate would benefit, he and his wife went to Arizona in September, but growing rapidly worse, the came back two weeks ago and since that time his strength failed rapidly. His last hours were very happy and he sang praises to his Redeemer. He leaves to mourn his going his widow, a father and one brother. Also many other relatives and a host of friends. Funeral services were held Friday, Nov. 3, at 1 p.m. at the home 3 miles southeast of Clever, conducted by Rev. Harpe, pastor of the M.E. Church at Republic, MO, with burial in the White cemetery under the direction of Wilburn Maples Funeral Home of Clever.

 

Boyer, Mary Ellen (Shipman) Wallin 15 Aug 1907 - Mar 1976  OH 18 Mar 1976 p10

[Note: Daughter of James & ? (?) Shipman; grand-daughter of Abraham & Nancy C. (Mitchell) Shipman]

Mrs. Mary Ellen Boyer, 68, formerly of Galloway, died at 8:10 p.m. Saturday in Medical Center Hospital in Conroe, Tex. where she lived, after a long illness. Surviving are two sons, Raymond Wallin, Magnolia, Tex. and Roy Wallin, Brooksville, Fla.; two daughters, The Rev. Ethel Druley, Cocoa, Fla. and Mrs. Betty Carter, 623 North Prospect.; a brother Henry Shipman, Oldfield; a sister, Mrs. Nancy Buxton, Galloway; 11 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Arrangements will be announced by Herman H. Lohmeyer.

 

Boyher, Barbara Jean “B. J.” 1963 - 22 Aug 1979 OH 30 Aug 1979 pB2

[Note: Daughter of Dennis Gene & Barbara (?) Boyher]

Barbara Jean  (B. J.) Boyher, 16, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Boyher of Ozark, died Aug. 22 as the result of an auto accident Aug. 20 in Lawrence, Kan. where she had gone for her final year of high school. The family moved to Ozark from Lawrence about three years ago. Funeral services were held last Sunday in Stagner Cemetery in Salem. Also among those surviving are a brother and sister, Steve and Teresa of the home.

Boyher, Dennis Gene 16 Jun 1946 - 11 May 1998  CCH-N 20 May 1998

[Note: Son of ? & Mary Mauna Loa (Simmons) Boyher; married Barbara]

Dennis Gene Boyher, age 51, of Ozark died Monday, May 11, 1998, in Columbia Hospital South, Springfield. He was born June 16, 1946 in St. Louis, Mo., and was the son of Mary Mauna Loa Simmons. Mr. Boyher was a carpenter. He was a member of Countryside Christian Church. Survivors include: his wife, Barbara Boyher, Ozark; two children, Steven Boyher and his wife, Missy, Lafayette, La.; and Terry Melton and her husband, Scott, Ozark; and four grandchildren, Kayla and Steven Boyher, and Taylor and Jonah Melton. A daughter, B.J. Boyher preceded him in death. Burial will be in Stagner Cemetery, Salem. Arrangements were under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. Memorial donations may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society.

 

Boyle, Clifton 3 Mar 1935 - 22 May 1985 OH 20 May 1985 p1&10

[Note: Son of ? & Minnie ( ) Boyle; married Elizabeth Gay Knox 15 Jan 1934 - 22 May 1985; married Norma Jean]

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Boyle, Elizabeth Gay (Knox) 15 Jan 1934 - 22 May 1985 OH 20 May 1985 p1&10

[Note: Daughter of ? & Floy ( ) Knox; married Clifton L Boyle 3 Mar 1935 - 22 May 1985]

Kills Woman In Ozark; Then Kills Himself in Ava

Christian and Douglas Counties were the site of a murder-suicide May 22. The body of Elizabeth Boyle, age 51, was found in her home at the Homestead Trailer Park, near U. S. Highway 65, at approximately 9:30 a.m. by her son, when she failed to appear for an appointment. She had been shot twice in the chest with a Mossburg .22 caliber rifle, according to Christian County Sheriff, Dwight McNiel. McNiel also stated that there was some evidence that a cushion had been used to muffle the shot. No neighbors had seen or heard anything out of the ordinary, and the shooting apparently took place early in the morning hours before anyone was about, according to McNiel

The Sheriff’s Department issued a pick-up order for Mrs. Boyle’s ex-husband at 9 a.m. following their arrival at the scene. At 9:45, they were contacted by Douglas County authorities who said they believed they had found the body of Clifton Boyle earlier that morning.

According to the testimony at the inquest held May 23, an Ava city officer had been dispatched to an Ava Cemetery after someone reported seeing a body lying near a car there. This was approximately 8 a.m. The body of Clifton Boyle, 50, of Conway was found to be near the grave of his father.

It was determined at the inquest by testimony given by the Springfield Crime Lab, that the same weapon had been used to kill Mrs. Boyle as had been used to take his own life.

The Boyles were scheduled to appear in court at 9 a.m. May 22 to reopen divorce proceedings,

Evidence brought out during the inquest showed that several threats had been made to Mrs. Boyle prior to the shooting.

Mrs. Boyle had planned to remarry in the immediate future.

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Boyle, Clifton L. 3 Mar 1935 - 22 May 1985 OH 20 May 1985 p2

Services for Clifton L. Boyle, 50, Conway, were held May 25 in Gorman-Sharp-Abbott Funeral Home,  Springfield, with the Rev. Elvin Bohannon officiating. Burial was in Ava Cemetery under the direction of Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Ava. Mr. Boyle died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound May 22 in Ava Cemetery. He was a salesman and attended Conway First Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Norma Jean; a daughter, Laura Lafferty, Ozark; two sons, Mark and Cliff, both of Ozark; two stepdaughters, Brenda Altis, Springfield and Shirley Baggett, Conway; his mother, Minnie, Elkhead; and two sisters, Vitora Prine, Boaz and Deldonna Webb, state of Iowa

 

Boyle, Elizabeth Gay “Betty” (Knox) 15 Jan 1934 - 22 May 1985 OH 20 May 1985 p1&10

[Note: Daughter of ? & Floy ( ) Knox; married Clifton L. Boyle 3 Mar 1934 - 22 May 1985]

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Boyle, Clifton L. 3 Mar 1935 - 22 May 1985 OH 20 May 1985 p1&10

[Note: Son of ? & Minnie ( ) Boyle; married Elizabeth Gay Knox 15 Jan 1934 - 22 May 1985; married Norma Jean]

Kills Woman In Ozark; Then Kills Himself in Ava

Christian and Douglas Counties were the site of a murder-suicide May 22. The body of Elizabeth Boyle, age 51, was found in her home at the Homestead Trailer Park, near U. S. Highway 65, at approximately 9:30 a.m. by her son, when she failed to appear for an appointment. She had been shot twice in the chest with a Mossburg .22 caliber rifle, according to Christian County Sheriff, Dwight McNiel. McNiel also stated that there was some evidence that a cushion had been used to muffle the shot. No neighbors had seen or heard anything out of the ordinary, and the shooting apparently tool place early in the morning hours before anyone was about, according to McNiel

The Sheriff’s Department issued a pick-up order for Mrs. Boyle’s ex-husband at 9 a.m. following their arrival at the scene. At 9:45, they were contacted by Douglas County authorities who said they believed they had found the body of Clifton Boyle earlier that morning.

According to the testimony at the inquest held May 23, an Ava city officer had been dispatched to an Ava Cemetery after someone reported seeing a body lying near a car there. This was approximately 8 a.m. The body of Clifton Boyle, 50, of Conway was found to be near the grave of his father.

It was determined at the inquest by testimony given by the Springfield Crime Lab, that the same weapon had been used to kill Mrs. Boyle as had been used to take his own life.

The Boyles were scheduled to appear in court at 9 a.m. May 22 to reopen divorce proceedings,

Evidence brought out during the inquest showed that several threats had been made to Mrs. Boyle prior to the shooting.

Mrs. Boyle had planned to remarry in the immediate future.

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Boyle, Elizabeth Gay “Betty” (Knox) 15 Jan 1934 - 22 May 1985 OH 20 May 1985 p3

Services for Elizabeth “Betty” Gay Boyle, 51, Ozark, were held May 25 in Adams Funeral Chapel with the Revs. Clayton Smith and Ron Flemming officiating. Burial was in Hopedale Cemetery. Mrs. Boyle was found dead May 22 in her home,. The cause of death was a gunshot wound. She was a member of Schweitzer United Methodist Church, Springfield, and the Focus Christian Group. She was a Zenith employee. Survivors include her mother, Floy Enderson, Ozark; two sons, Cliff, Jr. and Mark, both of Ozark; a daughter, Laura Lafferty, Ozark; two brothers, Jerry Knox, St. Louis and Robert Knox, Estherville, Iowa; a sister, Carolyn Penny, Yukon, Okla.; and two grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to Schweitzer United Methodist Church Building Fund.

 

Boyle, Freddie M. 15 Mar 1900 - May 1978 OH 11 May 1978 p11

Card of Thanks

We would like to express to our many friends and neighbors for the kindness and sympathy shown during the illness and death of our husband and father, also a special thanks to Rev. Earnest Hart and Rev. Allen Ledbetter for their comforting words. May the lord bless each one is our prayer. The Family of Freddie M. Boyle

 

Boyle, Norman William 27 Nov 1922 - 7 Jun 1988  OH 16 Jun 1988

[Note: Son of William & ? (?) Boyle; married Joann]

Norman William Boyle, 65, of Nixa, died of an apparent heart attack at his home June 7. The body was cremated under direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. Memorial services were held Monday at Saint Therese Church, Aurora, Colorado. Mr. Boyle was born Nov. 27, 1922, in New York City, New York, to William and Lillian Boyle. He served as a Sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps in World War II, and was a retired engineer and draftsman for the Dow Chemical Company. He was a former resident of Lampe, and had been living in Nixa since February of this year. His survivors include his wife, Joann, of Nixa; three sons, Timothy Patrick Boyle, Nixa; Thomas Peter Boyle, Aurora, Colorado, and Ted Brian Boyle of Thornton, Colorado; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Boyle of Long Island, New York; two sisters, Ruth Gailbraith of Hendersonville, North Carolina, and Jean Shea of Glen Head, New York; and seven grandchildren.

 

Boyts, Emma Coronter (Bolin) 11 Nov 1854 - 8 Mar 1930 CCR 13 Mar 1930

[Note: Daughter of  Granville & Cassinda (Ruyle) Bolin; married 20 Dec 1878 Uriah Andrew Boyts 22 Oct 1854 - 3 Jun 1935]

Emma C. Boyts was born Nov. 11, 1854, and departed this life March 8, 1930, aged 75 years, 3 months and 27 days. She was married to Uriah Boyts Dec. 29, 1878. To this union were born six children, three girls and three boys: Oscar and Philip, of Springfield, and Elmer of Burbank, Calif., Miss Prudie Boyts, Ms. Clara McConnell and Mrs. Mary Hicks, all of Nixa. Besides the children, she is survived by her husband, three sisters and three brothers: Mrs. Sallie Nokes of Nixa; Mrs. Lula Harp of Nixa, and Mrs. Mary Nokes of Texas. The brothers are John, Marion and Jerome Bolin. Thirteen grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Many other relatives and a host of friends. Funeral services were held Sunday, March 9, 1930, at 1:30 p.m. at the Baptist church in Nixa, conducted by Rev. J.W. Caughron. Burial was made in the Payne Cemetery north of Nixa under the direction of Wilburn Maples Funeral Home of Clever.

 

Boyts, Maggie Bell (Chaffin) 10 Jul 1880 - 1 Sep 1938 CCR 15 Sep 1938 p3

[Note: Daughter of James A. & Sarah (McClure) Chaffin; married 17 Dec 1899 CCM Oscar Sherman Boyts 25 Dec 1879 - 12 Mar 1946]

Maggie Chaffin Boyts was born July 10, 1880, and departed this life at her home in Springfield Sept. 10, 1938, at the age of 58 years and two months. She was united in marriage to Oscar Boyts Dec. 17, 1898. To this union were born six children, five girls and one boy: Flossie Pierce of Billings, Mrs. Grace Pierce and Mrs. Kate Pierce and Miss Daisy Boyts, all of California, and Mrs. Lucille Rogers Springfield, and Charles of the home. She was converted 22 years ago and lived a good Christian life. She was a good companion and a loving mother. Besides the husband and children, she is survived by six brothers: Sam Chaffin of St. James, Minn., Emery and John of Texas, Will of Joplin, Con of Idaho and Coley of Nixa, Mo.; and a sister, Mrs. Irma Williams of Nixa and six grandchildren, other relatives and a host of friends to mourn her going. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Delaware church with burial in the Delaware cemetery under the direction of the Wilburn Maples Funeral Home of Clever, Mo.

 

Boyts, Oscar Sherman 25 Dec 1879 - 12 Mar 1946 CCR 21 Mar 1946 p1

[Note: Son of Uriah Andrew & Emma Coronter (Bolin) Boyts; married 17 Dec 1899 Maggie Bell Chaffin 10 Jul 1880 - 1 Sep 1938; married 1942 Nannie (?) Inman]

Oscar Sherman Boyts, son of Urizzah and Emma Boyts, was born Dec. 25, 1880, and departed this life March 12, 1946, at the age of 66 years. In 1889 he was united in marriage to Miss Maggie Chaffin and to this union six children were born. His wife preceded him in death in1930. In 1942 he was united in marriage to Mrs. Nannie Inman. He was converted at the Union Chapel in 1942 but never had placed his membership with any church. Survivors are his wife, Nannie; one son, Charley Boyts of Springfield; five daughters, Mrs. Flossie Pearce of Billings, Mrs. Grace Pearce, Mrs. Daisy Hall and Mrs. Kate Pearce, all of California, and Mrs. Lucille Rogers of Springfield; three sisters, Mrs. Prudie Scruggs of Nixa, Mrs. Clara McConnell of California and Mrs. Mary Hicks of Clever, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon in the Delaware Chapel conducted by Rev. R.C. Harding of Nixa with burial at Delaware under direction of Wilburn Maples of Clever.

Boyts, Philip Uriah 2 Feb 1892 - 7 Feb 1945 CCR 8 Feb 1945 p1

[Note: Son of Uriah Andrew & Emma Coronter (Bolin) Boyts; married Lena Barber 16 Apr 1895 - 16 Dec 1964 m/2 Bilyeu]

Philip Boyts, 53, died at his home near Nixa Wednesday morning following a lingering illness. He was a lifelong resident of Christian county. Survivors are his widow, Lena; two children, Karen and Tommy Lee of the home; one brother, Oscar of Clever; three sisters, Mrs. Prudie Scruges of Nixa; Mrs. Clara McConnell of Burbank, Calif., and Mrs. Mary Hicks of Richmond, Calif. Funeral services were held Friday afternoon in the Nixa Christian church with Rev. D.E. Dillon of Springfield officiating. Burial was in the Delaware cemetery near Nixa.

Boyts, Tommy Lee 15 Jan 1942 - 11 Jul 1996  CCH-N 17 Jul 1996

[Note: Son of Herman Clark & Roxie (Barber) Boyts according to his obit - but he and his sister‘s names match children of Philip Uriah & Lena (Barber) Boyts, according to Philips‘s obit; married 17 Nov 1961 Frances Jo Plank]

Tommy Lee Boyts, 64, Springfield, died at 8:49 p.m. Thursday, July 11, in Cox Medical Center South. He was born January 15, 1942, in Pasadena, CA, the son of Herman Clark and Roxie Barber. He was married to Frances Jo Plank on November 17, 1961 and to this union three children were born. He is survived by his wife, Jo, of the home; two daughters, Lorrie Stratton and Jeanne Ledford, both of Nixa; a son and his wife, Andrew and Kim of Ozark; a sister and her husband, Karen and Don Edmonds, of Hailey, Idaho; a brother and his wife, Neil and Terry Clark, of Sacramento, CA; a father-in-law, Rex Plank Sr. of Nixa; two brothers-in-law and their wives, Rex Jr. and Cindy Plank of Dixon and Mike and Tamyra Plank of Nixa; and five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents. Services were held at 3:00 p.m. Monday, July 16, 1996, in Harris, a Heritage Funeral Home, Nixa. Burial was held in Delaware Cemetery Nixa

 

Boyts, Uriah Andrew 22 Oct 1854 - 3 Jun 1935 CCR 13 Jun 1935 p1

[Note: Son of Philip & Mary (Ramspeth) Boyts; married 29 Dec 1878 Emma Coronter Bolin 11 Nov 1854 - 8 Mar 1930; surname misspelled in obit]

Uriah Andrew Bayts was born in Pennsylvania Oct. 22, 1854 and died at his home five miles south-west of Nixa after a lingering illness at the age of 80 years, 7 months and 11 days. He was married to Emma Bolin Dec. 29, 1878. She having preceded him in death, March 8, 1930. To this union were born six children; 3 girls and 3 boys, who still survive him. Mrs. Prudie Scruggs, Mrs. Clara McConnell and Mrs. Mary Hicks all of Nixa, MO. Elmer Bayts of Burbank, California, Oscar Bayts of Springfield and Phillip of Nixa. He was converted in Oct. 1914 and united with the Mt. Sinai Baptist church of which he was a member at the time of his death. He lived a consecrated Christian life and was a good and kind father and neighbor and had won many friends and will be missed in home and community. Our loss is Heaven’s gain. Other survivors, besides the 6 children are 1 sister, Mrs. Anna Beaman of Bolivar, MO, 13 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren, other relatives and a host of friends. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. in the Nixa Baptist church, conducted by Rev. J.W. Caughron with burial in the Payne cemetery under the direction of Harding and Maples Funeral Home of Nixa, MO.

 

Bozeman, Louie Maurice 3 Apr 1924 - 12 Aug 2002

[Note: married Nora]

Louie Maurice Bozeman, age 78 of Nixa, Mo., passed away Monday, August 12, 2002 in St. John’s Regional Health Center, Springfield, Mo. He was born April 3, 1924, near Coleman, Texas. He served his country in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. Before retirement Mr. Bozeman worked for the Texas Department of Public Safety in Mineral Wells and Wichita Falls. Survivors include his wife, Nora; two sons, Jimmy Lee Bozeman, Poetry, Texas, and Richard Wayne Bozeman, Dallas, Texas; four grandchildren, Jimmy Lee Bozeman, Jr., Richard Wayne Bozeman, Jr., Casey Jordan Bozeman, and Cody Lee Bozeman. Cremation is under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Nixa. Services will be held at a later date.  Springfield News-Leader, August 17, 2002.

 

Bozman, Barbara K. (Keen) Sartin 19 Dec 1941 - 20 Jan 1985 OH 24 Jan 1985 p11

[Note: Daughter of Walter & Clara L. ( ) Keen; married ? Sartin; married ? Bozman]

Barbara K. Keen-Bozman, 43, Marionville, died Jan. 20 in Missouri State Chest Hospital, Mount Vernon, after a long illness. A native of Phenix, Mo, she was a former resident of the Walnut Grove area, living in the Marionville area 10 years. She was a homemaker and a member of the Marionville Nazarene Church. Survivors include five sons, Carl Allen Sartin, Aurora, David Calvin Sartin, Red Oak, Iowa, Charles Keith Sartin, Beeville, Texas, and William Anthony Bozman, of the home; three brothers, Harvey and David Keen, both of the state of Oregon, and Don Keen, Fair Grove; seven sisters, Vera Hinkle, Willard, Evelyn Garrison, Springfield, Nancy Selbring, state of Illinois, Sally Graves, state of Iowa, Phillis Thatcher, Ash Grove, Samson, state of California; and nine grandchildren. Arrangements were announced by Wilson-Brim-Daniel Funeral Home, Walnut Grove.

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