December 18, 2008

(5/24/1916 - 12/11/2008)

Marynel Boyer, 92, of Lexington Square in Keokuk, Iowa, formerly of Memphis, Missouri passed away Thursday morning, December 11, 2008 in Keokuk, Iowa.

The daughter of Emery and Reeta McKnight Myers, she was born May 24, 1916, in Scotland County Missouri,

She graduated from Memphis High School with the class of 1933. She attended N.E. Mo. State University.

She taught at South Liberty and Clay Point rural schools in Scotland County. She also taught near Aledo, Illinois.

She served on the Farmers Home Administration board in the 1970s.

She was married to Olin Boyer on June 6, 1937 and to this union, one daughter, Karen Margaret, was born.

They farmed in Scotland County all their married life with the exception of two years near Aledo, Illinois. They retired from farming in 1976.

Marynel was baptized into the Baptist Church at an early age. Later she moved her membership to the Methodist Church in Memphis where she was still a member.

She is survived by a daughter, Karen Bowles and her husband, Jim, of Keokuk, IA; a grandson, Brian Bowles, his wife Meriann and a great granddaughter, Kaylee of Rochester, Minnesota. Also surviving is a sister, Margaret Wegener, of Bloomfied, IA, and a host of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Olin, of 61 years and a brother-in-law, Werner Wegener.

Memorials are suggested to the Scotland County Nutrition Site in Memphis or the Lexington Square activities department in Keokuk, IA, and can be left at or mailed to the Payne Funeral Chapel 202 E. Madison, Memphis, MO. 63555.

Funeral services were held Sunday, December 14, 2008 at the Payne Funeral Chapel in Memphis, MO. Interment followed in the Memphis Cemetery, Memphis, MO

Musicians were Joan Hinds, organist and Schelle Cooley, vocalist. Pallbearers were Steve Morris, Ronnie Young, Laverne Stott, Clifton Stott, Jim McClintic and Freddie Henderson.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Payne Funeral Chapel in Memphis.

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