Mary Boyd


February 19, 2010 - 12:00 AM

Mary Elizabeth Boyd, 93, of Iola died Thursday, Feb. 18, 2010, at Allen County Hospital.
She was born June 17, 1916, on a farm near Neosho, Mo., the daughter of Adelbert and Gladys (Barlow) Weston. She graduated from Neosho High School, attended Missouri Valley College in Marshall, Mo., and the University of Arkansas.
On Sept. 20, 1941, she married Klein Boyd in Neosho. They lived in Neosho and Brooklyn, N.Y., before moving to Iola in 1946. He died Oct. 24, 1981.
She was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Iola and supported its activities. Over the years she served as a Girl Scout leader, on the Public Library Board, Bowlus Fine Arts Commission and helped with Meals on Wheels. She enjoyed golf and was an avid bridge player. She also belonged to the Iola Music Club, Unity Club and the P.E.O.
She is survived by a son, Richard and his wife, Linda, Wichita Falls, Texas; two daughters, Becky Harlin and her husband, Larry, Colorado Springs, Colo., and Paula Sutherland and her husband, Richard, Iola; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Two brothers, Joe and Alan Weston, and granddaughter, Erin Sutherland, died earlier.
Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Memorial Chapels in Iola.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at First Presbyterian Church in Iola with the Rev. Jim Rausch officiating. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery in Iola.
Memorials to First Presbyterian Church or Iola Area Symphony Orchestra may be left at the funeral home. Online condolences for the family may be left at

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