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March 1934

Miss India Boyle Funeral Monday

The remains of Miss Indiana Boyle were brought from Winter Haven, Fla., to Cynthiana, arriving here Sunday morning.  The remains were taken to the home of her uncle, Henry T. Calvert who resides on Evansville.


Many friends here called at the Calvert Home Sunday and Monday to view the remains of one whom they dearly loved.


For the past several months the deceased had made her home at Winterhaven, Fla with her brother, John C. Boyle and family.


Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the Mt. Pleasant Church with the Rev. L. H. Graham, Christian minister of Poseyville in charge, assisted by Rev. R. E. Emmert and Rev. H. E. Neff, of Cynthiana.  Interment in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.


The Cynthiana chapter, Order of the Eastern Star had charge of the services at the grave.



India Boyle, daughter of William T. and Marie H. Boyle was born near Cynthiana in Posey County, Ind., May 20, 1874.  


She passed away at her Brother's home in Winter Haven, Fla., March 28th at eight o'clock A.M., being 59 years 10 months and eight days old.  


Besides a host of relatives and friends, she leaves one brother and his wife, whom she always looked upon as a true sister, two nephews, Donald W. and Norman S. Boyle.  A brother, Ottie, preceded her in death at the age of six years.  Her mother passed away in May 1928 and her father in March 1932.  


Miss India professed her faith in Christ at the age of seventeen years, uniting with the Christian Church near her home where she remained a true and faithful member until death.  She was an active worker in the church and Sunday school until the time of Father and Mother's last illness when she felt that her duty was to give them every possible care and comfort and even took advantage of every opportunity to attend services when she could.  She was a member of the Eastern Star Chapter and served in different official capacities in the order.  Her life has been one of service and devotion to her Maker and she was always ready and willing to help a neighbor and friend.  She bore her suffering bravely and her last thoughts were for those around her and the folks back home.


Though almost a stranger in Winter Haven she said a number of times in her last illness that she hardly knew any one but felt that she knew every one as they were so kind and thoughtful of her.



Originally submitted by Betty Sellers