Nancy Matilda (Selby) Boyle, age 85, of Milo, Mo., passed away on Aug. 28, 2009. Nancy was born on Sept. 10, 1923, in Sioux City, Iowa, to John Arthur Selby and Martha Ellen Trobaugh. Nancy married Ralph Clinton Boyle on Oct. 20, 1942, in Sioux City, Iowa. Three sons were born to this union: Robert Ralph, James (Jim) Leonard, and Harold (Harry) Raymond.
Nancy was a longtime member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in El Dorado Springs, Mo. She worked for 32 years at the International Shoe Factory in El Dorado Springs. She also volunteered at Crosslines and helped deliver meals on wheels in El Dorado Springs. She worked hard at the Pow Wow in Nevada, and the Pow Wow held at the Ed Woodington farm. She was good friends with the Ottawa Indian tribe in Quapaw, Okla., in the late 1970s and was given the name "Mush Koo Dasa." Nancy was also a member of Royal Neighbors in El Dorado Springs. She enjoyed making handmade quilts for family, friends, and the Pow Wow. For many years she had a large garden and canned much of her produce.
Nancy was preceded in death by her husband on Dec. 28, 1983.
Survivors include: three sons, Robert Ralph Boyle and wife Helen of Milo, James (Jim) Leonard Boyle of Sheldon, Mo., and Harold (Harry) Raymond Boyle and wife Betty Joe of Milo; seven grandchildren, Diane Lynn and husband James Edward Earl of Nevada, Bobbie Lee Boyle and wife Mary of El Dorado Springs, Juanita Lynn Boyle of El Dorado Springs, Paula Dawn and husband Wesley Mark Stoner of Bella Vista, Arkansas; Lisa Michelle and husband Ben L. Cochran of El Dorado Springs, Sherry Lea Underwood of Rogers, Ark., and Terry Edward Boyle of Rogers, Ark.; five stepgrandchildren, Tina Marie Crabb of Carthage, Mo., Theresa Rae Lewis of Webb City, Mo., Ray Howell of Rich Hill, Mo., Krystal Lynn and husband Ross Inman of Concordia, Mo., and Tonya Jean Ramsey of Branson, Mo.; 14 great-grandchildren, Nichcole Danielle Earl, Dylan Cole Boyle, Sabrina Boyle, Brook Lynn Stoner, Kayla Dawn Cochran, Jacob Ryan Cochran, Alleene Taylor, April Boyle, Amber Boyle, Brittany Underwood, Conner Underwood, Noah Hardee, Delanni Hardee, and Ritchard Hardee; 11 stepgreat-grandchildren, Dalton Howell, Shawnda Edwards, Tyler Elliott, Dawn Crabb, Eric Howell, Kristinia Burege, Lucas Ramsey, Melody Ramsey, Harmony Ramsey, Domanic Johnston, and Jordan Inman; eight great-great-grandchildren, Jon Jon Taylor, Ricky Taylor, Nicholas Taylor, Raven Taylor, Jack Taylor, Terry Boyle, Jadon Boyle, and Ayla Boyle; four step great-great-grandchildren, Addie Slimp, Michael Martsolf, Dayton Edwards, and Ernest Edwards; and one sister, Vivian Amland of Sioux City, Iowa. Also surviving are many nieces and nephews and friends.
Nancy will truly be missed by all.
Graveside services will be held on Saturday, Sept. 5, at 10 a.m., at Virgil City Cemetery with Fr. Basil Doan officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be: Edward Earl, Ben Cochran, Ray Howell, and Dalton Howell. Arrangements are under the direction of Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers memorial gifts may be made to Virgil City Cemetery in memory of Nancy Boyle. These gifts may be left at: Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home, P.O. Box 44, El Dorado Springs, MO 64744.