Source: Marie Ellen Boyer Obituary


Daily Iowegian, Centerville, Iowa, April 2, 1992, page 7.

Retrieved from Community History Archive on 12/28/2017.


Marie Ellen Boyer

Marie Ellen Wakefield Boyer was born November 17, 1919 in Diamond, Iowa to William and Grace (Stargill) Wakefield. She passed away March 27, 1992 in Lincoln, Nebraska at the age of 72 years, 7 [sic 4] months and 10 days.

To a previous marriage were born five sons: Donnie Gene, Billie Dean, Larry Wayne, Gerry Lane and Hollis Allen. Also was born a daughter, Sue Ellen. Marie was united in marriage August 13, 1973 to True Boyer.

Preceding her in death were her first husband, her parents, two brothers, three sisters. one half sister, one half-brother, two sons, one grandson and one great-grandson.

Remaining are her husband True Boyer of Lamoni, Iowa; four children: sons Don Lawson and wife Anne of Unionville, Missouri; Larry Lawson and wife Ethel of Branson, Missouri; and Allon Lawson of Lincoln, Nebraska; and daughter Sue Whitlatch and husband Cliff of Des Moines, Iowa; 12 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; six sisters: Lena Marsh of Palmyra, Missouri; Cleo Higgs of Arlington, Washington; Alice Stewart of Longview, Washington; Sarah Hanson of West Taylor Ridge, Illinois; Ann Clarke of Moline, Illinois; and Ruth Benz and husband Henry of Numa. Iowa; four brothers: Harry Wakefield and wife Carol of Alexandria, Virginia; Woodrow Wakefield of Davenport, Iowa; Bob Wakefield of Centorville, Iowa; Everett Wakefield and wife Nadine of Mystic. Iowa; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Marie was a housewife and Mom. She enjoyed crocheting, making quilts and putting jigsaw puzzles together. She loved being with her family and sitting out on the deck in the summer evenings just enjoying life.

My Master, My Neighbor And I

It was very early one morning
That I went to my garden alone.
Just out of sight of my neighbors
Yet still in sight of my home

I had gone out there to pick berries,
A common task you might say.
For I always chose to pick berries
Before the heat of the day

I had been but a short time working
In fact I had only begun.
When out of the cloudless morning
Came God's most glorious sun.

While I was at work in my garden
There was my Master close by,
And we talked of the glories of heaven
And my mansion prepared in the sky.

We were joined by one of my neighbors,
A friend who passed by every day.
With a hale and hearty. "Good Morning,"
"And how is your health?" I would say.

As he entered my garden this morning
He could not speak, nor could I,
For he found me peacefully sleeping
And he tenderly bade me goodbye.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. March 30, 1992 at the Slade O'Donnell Funeral Home in Leon, Iowa with Rev. Terry Roberts officiating. Music was provided by Vicki Saxton. Casket bearers were: Stanley Boyer, Donnie Couchman, Ronnie Lawson, Shawn Lawson, Gary Nerison and Cliff Whitlatch. Honorary bearer was Casper Lawson. Burial was in the Union [sic Unionville] Cemetery in Unionville, Missouri. [Note: Unionville Cemetery is also where first husband, Hollis Lawson, is buried]

Type: Public Announcement

Date: 1992-04-02

URL: - 1992mariwake.png

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