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Elaine Boyer

Helen Elaine Boyer, daughter of Raymond Arthur and Cleta Eugence (Mathis) Keller was born July 21, 1934 in Harrison Co., Missouri.  Also born of this union was her sister, LaVon.  The family moved to Diagonal where she lived for 2 years.  They then moved to Lotts Creek and lived with her grandparents Vern and Floy Mathis.  She attended school in Harrison Co., Missouri, Watterson County School and Mount Ayr High School.  She got her CNA certificate while in high school and began working as a nurse.  Elaine worked at the Ringgold County Hospital for 1 year when it first opened.

Elaine met her first love while he was a patient at the hospital.  She was united in marriage to Joseph Boyer Jr on December 18, 1951 in Kellerton.  To this union two children were born Ardis and Debra.  In 1968 she went back to work at the Ringgold County Hospital and continued to work there til 1971. She worked Clearview Home in Mt. Ayr from 1971 til 1974. She then went to work at Best Western Motel in Lamoni where she got to meet many famous singers that had performed at the K Bar C. She helped get the Lamoni Manor Nursing Home started and went on to have a career in nursing where she passionately cared for the elderly.  During her career, she also acquired her Medication Aide Certification.

Elaine enjoyed going to the Regular Baptist Church in Mount Ayr, embroidering, reading, gardening, and watching her grandchildren grow.  She also enjoyed going to country music jam sessions where she met her second love, Carl Lilly, who taught her to dance. They spent many years enjoying the music and dancing.

Elaine passed away Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at the Greater Regional Medical Center in Creston.  She was preceded in death by her parents; parents-in-law; grandmother - mom Floy Mathis; sister, Irene Keller; brothers Jimmy Fredrickson and Donald Keller; nephew, Timmy Keller. 

Elaine is survived by her companion Carl Lilly of Mount Ayr; 2 daughters Ardis (Jeff) Dawson of Decatur and Debra (Gary) Saville of Mount Ayr; grandchildren Barbara (Tracy) McClain, Melanie (Lawrence) Blocker, Ellen Saville, Lorrie (Shannon) Scrivner, Mary Saville, Joe (Becky) Saville, Joshua Swigart; many great and great-great grandchildren;  brother, Robert (Nancy) Keller, Sr.; sister, Sarafina Pedersen; sister-in-law Linda Keller; brother-in-law Ronald Boyer; many nieces, nephews and extended family.

Memorials are to the Tingley Meal Site.

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So sorry to hear about Elaine's death. She was such a strong lady. I enjoyed seeing her at the hospital when I worked there. You are in my thoughts and prayers. May God comfort you and your family in the loss of Elaine Boyer.

Linda Barber Oct 21 2019 12:00 AM

I worked with Elaine. She was kind and very conscientious. We look forward to seeing her alive again in the resurrection. Jesus promised, "Do not be amazed at this, because the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out, those who did good things to a resurrection of life." John 5:28, 29

Jim & Donna Adams Oct 18 2019 12:00 AM

Debra, I am sorry for your loss. Sounds like your Mom was a nice lady.

Connie Shields-McCarl Oct 18 2019 12:00 AM

Ardis, Deb, and families. Sorry to read about your mom. I know you have lots of fond memories. Allow God, family, friends, and these memories help you through this most difficult time. Prayers for all.

Paula Webb Oct 18 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Elaine Boyer

Amy (Keller) Watson Oct 17 2019 12:00 AM

A Deluxe Basket Garden was ordered on October 17, 2019

Expression of Sympathy Oct 17 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Elaine Boyer

Linda Keller Oct 16 2019 12:00 AM