Jeanne Elinor Boyd, 85, of Fort Scott, Kan., died Thursday evening, March 30, 2006, at the Medicalodge Nursing Home in Fort Scott. She was born Jan. 31, 1921, in Fort Scott, the daughter of Charles Arthur and Georgianna Sophia Harris Ottey. She married Glenn Albert Boyd Sept. 22, 1946, at the A.M.E. Methodist Church, and in later years joined Mary Queen of Angels Catholic Church. He preceded her in death Feb. 28, 1975.
She graduated from Fort Scott High School in 1938, and lived in Fort Scott all of her life. She worked at the Main Street Mercy Hospital as well as the Burke Street Mercy Hospital for 25 years in the dietary department. Jeanne was a member of the African American Heritage Committee and the N.A.A.C.P., and St. Anne's Altar Society. She attended Adoration every Tuesday and Thursday at Mercy Health Center Chapel.
She is survived by five nephews, Eugene Clounch, Jr., Iola, Kan., Kenneth Clounch, St. Louis, Mo., Maurice Ottey, Las Vegas, Nev., Nathan Boyd, Indianapolis, Ind., and Clifford Boyd, LaCygne, Kan.; a niece, Marshelia Abram, Las Vegas; a brother-in-law, J.K. Graham, Fort Scott; and close friends Junior and Elouise Young, Fort Scott; and numerous relatives and cousins, and close friends in Iola, Fort Scott, Butler, Mo., Oklahoma City and Tulsa, Okla., Kansas City, Mo., and Los Angeles, Calif.
In addition to her husband, Charles, she was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Allan Charles Ottey; two sisters-in-law; Wilma Boyd Ottey, and Naomi Boyd Hawkins; two uncles, Russell Harris, and Orbie Harris; two nephews, Allan Albert Ottey, and Milton Boyd the state of Illinois; and a niece, Wilma Lois Claunch Johnson; as well as a number of cousins. She was the last of her immediate family.
Darrin May will celebrate the funeral mass for Jeanne Tuesday, April 4, at 10 a.m., at Mary Queen of Angels. The Rosary will be recited Monday, April 3, at 6:30 p.m., at the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home. Burial will be at the Fort Scott National Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Mary Queen of Angels Catholic Church and left in care of the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home, 15 W. Wall Street, P.O. Box 309, Fort Scott, KS, 66701.