Goldie M. Boyd
Goldie M. Boyd, 80, Mt. Vernon, passed away at 6:12 p.m.
at Nature Trail Health Care Center in Mt. Vernon. She was
born on Monday, Nov. 1, 1926, in Mt. Vernon, the daughter
of John Nelson Rogers and Florence Ann (Robinson) Rogers.
She first married George Keele and he preceded her in death.
She later married Robert Boyd in Mt. Vernon on Oct. 19, 1956,
and he preceded her in death on May 11, 1992. She was a nurse
assistant at Mt. Vernon Care Center.
Graveside service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at
Cubb Prairie Cemetery in Jefferson County with Rev. Rodney
Mellott officiating. Interment will follow. Visitation will
be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon.
Goldie is survived by a daughter, Gwen Loker and husband Gene of
Mt. Vernon; a stepson, Robert E. Boyd of Blaxton, Miss.; a
daughter-in-law, Gail Keele of West Frankfort; 14 grandchildren,
Shawn Allen Keele, Twila Dawn Westlake and husband Blake, Candace
Kissel and husband Matt, Tim Keele and wife Crystal, John Keele and
wife Katie, Dustin Keele, Brian Dale Loker, Matthew Ryan Loker,
Donnie Bullette and wife Crystal, Pete Bullette and wife Amy, Craig
Boyd; six great grandchildren, Curtis Lane Westlake, Zebulan Cade
Westlake, Shaylee Ann Westlake, Hannah Bullette, Luke Bullette and
Ian Bullette; and two sisters-in-law, Betty Green Rogers of Effingham,
and Pat Rogers of Albuquerque, New Mexico. Several nieces and nephews
Her parents, husband, three sons, Charles Ray Keele, Roger Dwain Keele
and Rick Keele, one stepson, Everett Lee Boyd, two brothers, Leonard
Leslie Rogers and Nelson Ray Rogers, one sister, Verna Dean Howard,
and one granddaughter, Katie Keele, preceded her in death.
Goldie was Mt. Vernon Care Center Employee of the Year in 1984, was
active in WWJD Children’s Missions and the Senior Circle and attended
Second General Baptist Church in Mt. Vernon.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home
where you may call 242-3348 or visit www.hugheyfuneralhome1969.com
for further information and to send condolences.
Source: The Register-News, Mt. Vernon, IL
Date: July 12, 2007
Submitted by Robert W. Loman