Kathryn E. BoyerRogers, AR, 1924 - 2013 0comment
Kathryn Elizabeth Boyer, age 88, of Rogers, Ark., passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Thursday, May 2, 2013. She was born Aug. 3, 1924, in Harvey, Ill., daughter of the late Charles and Elsie (Wild) Saeger.
Kathryn was a graduate of Thornton Twp. High School in Harvey, Ill., and DePauw University in Greencastle, Ind. Kathryn was a school teacher for 14 years, teaching third and fourth grade in Sauk Village, Ill.
She was very active in many outreach ministries at her church, St. Andrews Episcopal Church in Rogers, Ark., including the food pantry, backpacks and rummage sales, and was a key member in developing the church's columbarium where she will be laid to rest. She was also in the handbell choir and loved music, gardening, dancing and working in her flower gardens.
In her spare time she enjoyed golfing, was an avid reader. and more than anything else enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
On Feb. 8, 1947, in Harvey, Ill., Kathryn was united in marriage to her loving husband of 66 years, Emmett E. Boyer, who survives. Also surviving are her 10 children, Carol Sinks of Fort Myers, Fla., Gloria and Brian Jones of LaPorte, Ind., Susan and James Brown of Rogers, Ark., Bruce and Sandy Boyer of Munster, Ind., David Boyer of Springfield, Ill., Marcia Boyer of Palmyra, Wis., Paul and Nancy Boyer of Irvine, Calif., Joyce and Rich DeFrancesco of Hobe Sound, Fla., Lorna and Scott Imbery of Copper Canyon, Texas, and Charles and Vickie Boyer of Rogers, Ark.; 17 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several granddogs.
She was preceded in death by a great-granddaughter, Skyler Sue Gibson; brother, Harold Saeger; and a sister, June-Gayle Miralles.
Per her wishes, cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held on a later date at St. Andrews Episcopal Church in Rogers, Ark.
Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Andrews Episcopal Church, Columbarium Fund or Food Pantry Fund, P.O. Box 339, Rogers, AR 72758.
Arrangements are by the Treasure Coast Seawinds Funeral Home and Crematory, Stuart, Fla.
Published May 5, 2013