REPUBLIC-Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Meadors Funeral Home for Irene Ann Boyd, 73, Republic, who died Saturday night, May 18, 2013, at her home, following a long illness. Rev. Monty Stratton will officiate. Burial will be in the memorial wall at Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Springfield at a later date.
Visitation will be held prior to the service, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., at the funeral home.
Online condolences and pictures may be posted at www.meadorsfuneralhome.com.
Survivors include six children, Donna Churchman and husband Jim, Republic, Randy Boyd, Republic, Robert Boyd and wife Linda, Carthage, Rusty Boyd and wife Corena, and Ronnie Boyd and wife Linda, all of Liberal, and Edie Bryant and husband Terry, Republic; 16 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren and three sisters, Pauline Savery, Joplin, Hazel Sargent, Webb City and Leta Kernel, Kansas City, Mo.
She was preceded in death by three sisters and four brothers.
Mrs. Boyd was born Oct. 7, 1939, in Oronogo, to William C. and Edith Major (Graham) Forste. She was a homemaker.
She married John Elton Boyd in December of 1955. He died April 2, 2009.