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Judith Elaine Boyer, 75, of rural Arbela, Missouri, passed away on February 17, 2016, at the Scotland County Hospital in Memphis, Missouri.

Judy was born on September 6, 1940, in Gorin, Missouri, to Harold Arlo and Verna Murline (Meyer) Hustead.  She spent a few early years in Fort Madison, Iowa, but was primarily raised in Gorin, Missouri. After graduating from High School in 1958, Judy attended Gem City Business College in Quincy, Illinois.

Judy was married to Ronald Boyer on March 3, 1963, at Memphis, Missouri. She spent time working at the Bank of Kahoka and the Mercantile Bank in Memphis, while raising four children in between. Later in life, Judy spent considerable time volunteering at the Scotland County Clothes Closet and the Hospital Auxiliary Gift Shop while spending considerable time with her grandchildren and most recently, her great granddaughter.

Judy loved her Lord and dedicated her life to serving Him and others, continually in prayer and was a very active member of the Gorin Baptist Church.

Judy also loved gardening, working on the family farm, traveling to see family, was an ardent sports fan and a passionate fan of her beloved Arkansas State Red Wolves.

Judy is survived by her husband, Ronnie and four children: Brad and Kristi Boyer of Moberly, Missouri; Beth and Rob Stellmacher of Waunakee, Wisconsin; Brian and Rhonda Boyer of Jonesboro, Arkansas and Kevin and Erin Boyer of Kansas City, Missouri.

The apple of Judy’s eye are her seven grandchildren: Brett Boyer and his wife, Brittany, Lindsey Boyer and Brandon Boyer, all of Moberly, Missouri; Abby Stellmacher and Tyler Stellmacher, both of Waunakee, Wisconsin; Zach Boyer and Ellie Boyer, both of Kansas City, Missouri and one great grandchild, Braelynn Boyer, of Moberly, Missouri.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents; her parents, Harold and Murline; her brother, Allen, and an infant brother.

Funeral services were held Sunday, February 21, 2016, at the Gorin Baptist Church in Gorin, Missouri with Pastors Mark Drummond and Mike Wilson officiating.  Burial followed in the Gorin Cemetery. Casket bearers were Ronnie and Judy’s cousins; Daryl Davis, Nick Davis, Steve Dennison, Dennis Hustead, Darin Hustead, Charlie Boyer, and Kenny Clatt.

To honor Judy’s memory, a contribution may be made to the Scotland County Library and may be left at or mailed to Memphis Funeral Home, 378 South Market Street, Memphis, Missouri 63555 or may be left at the church on Sunday.

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Arrangements are under the direction of Memphis Funeral Home.