John H. Boyd
John H. Boyd, 77, of Mt. Vernon died 2 a.m. Jan. 23, 2005,
at Crossroads Community Hospital in Mt. Vernon.
He was born March 26, 1927, in Mt. Vernon to Harry P. and
Maude (North) Boyd.
He married Eleanor (Edmondson) Boyd in June 1945 in Mt. Vernon.
He was an Illinois State trooper. obtaining the rank of corporal
and retired after 25 years.
Mr. Boyd served in the United States Navy.
Graveside services are set for 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Mt. Vernon
Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Those attending the service are asked
to go directly to the cemetery on Thursday morning. The Rev.
Jonathan Schnautz will officiate.
No public visitation will be held.
Survivors include his wife, Eleanor Boyd of Mt. Vernon; son Mike Boyd
and wife Carol of San Antonio, Texas; grandchildren Mary Kate Story
and husband Bo of Conway, Ariz., and Lora Florez and husband Carlos of
San Antonio, Texas; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter Janet Boyd who died in 1962,
and sisters Imogene and Maurine.
Mr. Boyd was an instructor at the Illinois State Police Academy in
Springfield for many years and was the No. 1 Illinois State Trooper
for 12 years.
He was a member of First Community Church in Mt. Vernon.
For those who wish, memorials may be made to the Mt. Vernon Red Cross
and will be accepted at the funeral home or may be mailed to Hughey
Funeral Home, P.O. Box 721, Mt. Vernon, IL.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home,
where you may call 618-242-3348 for obituary information at any time.
Source: Mt. Vernon Register News
Submitted by Kiowana Hayes Ferguson