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Mary (Anabel) Boyer 1924 – 2014

Granger, MO Mary (Anabel) Boyer 1924 – 2014
Mary Anabel was born March 18, 1924 to Ruby Rae (Kimbley) and Lawrence Reuben (Joe) Jones in Shelbyville, MO at the home of Ruby’s parents. She weighed in at 12 lbs and was 22” long. She grew to be quite tall, and had the athletic ability to become quite a basketball star. She won awards that her parents were very proud of.
She married Hollis Boyer on February 8, 1948. To this union 3 children were born. Daughter Vicky (Varnold) Ward lives in Kirksville, MO. Son Charlie Boyer & wife Beth live in Granger, MO. Their youngest daughter Tena & husband Gary Parrish reside in Memphis, MO.
Hollis & Anabel were blessed with 2 grandchildren KaTena & husband Tim Frey of New Bedford, MA and Andy Boyer of Memphis, MO, 2 step-grandchildren Cali and Jade Holt of Granger, MO, and 2 great grand-children Keana and Thaxton Frey.
Anabel was preceded in death by her parents and four grandchildren Michael & Gregory Varnold in 1977 and Candi & Mandi Boyer in 1982.
She supported the Scotland County Hospital and Care Center for over 40 years and was an active member of the auxiliary. She believed in the importance this served to the people of Scotland County for which it was built. Together she and her husband were active members of the Missouri Land Improvement Contractors Association for many years.
Anabel was a strong supporter of, and partner to her husband of 66 years. Together they created Boyer Construction Co. and she remained the bookkeeper until 2012, but she always had “the books” on her agenda.
Memorials have suggested to Scotland County Hospital and Care Center Auxiliary, and they can be mailed to or left at the Payne Funeral Chapel,202 East Madison Street, Memphis, MO, 63555.
Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. at the Payne Funeral Chapel in Memphis with Pastor Terry Rush officiating. Interment followed in the Granger Cemetery at Granger, MO. Pallbearers were Keith Boyer, Ronnie Boyer,
Aaron Burr, Harold Trump, Joe Humes and Kenny Clatt.
Arrangements were entrusted to the care of Payne Funeral Chapel in Memphis.