STERLING – Betty Joyce Boyer, 87, of Sterling, went to be with her Lord on Friday, July 11, 2014, while at Coventry Living Center in Sterling, after a brief illness.
Betty was born March 25, 1927, in Rock Falls, the daughter of Fannie I. and Ivan L. Baker. She was married to the love of her life, William D. Boyer, on Aug. 9, 1958, at the United Methodist Church in Dixon by the Rev. Harold Dude.
Betty attended Rock Falls schools, and Scovill Schools Business College in Sterling, after which she worked in the office of the Green River Ordinance Plant. She also held positions at Illinois Bell Telephone Co., City Answerphone, and Ideal Cleaners. Betty was a supervisor for TOPS Club Inc. in Milwaukee for 9 years until her retirement in 1989.
Betty and Bill spent their winters until 2003 in Glendale, Arizona, where Betty served for 6 years as president of Palm Shadows Retirement Living Home.
Surviving are Betty and Bill’s children, Steven K. (Nina) Johnson of San Carlos City, Philippines, Roger E. (Janie) Johnson of Rock Falls, Donna J. Cox of North Carolina, Dianne K. Butler of Friendship, Wisconsin, Linda S. (John) Reisenbigler of Fenton, Sherry L. (Grant) Hysell of Lebanon, Oregon, Randy M. (Margaret) Johnson of Columbia City, Indiana, Larry J. Boyer of Oregon, and Sandra K. (Roy) Murdock of Tavares, Florida; 23 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill; mother; father; brother, George; two sisters, Patty and Darlene in childhood; and one daughter, Billie Jo.
Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday and the funeral at 11 a.m. Friday at McDonald Funeral Home, 505 First Ave., Sterling, with Dalmus Meeks, pastor of Harvest Time Bible Church in Rock Falls officiating. Burial will be at Coloma Township Cemetery in Rock Falls.
A memorial has been established.