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Sarah L. (Ball) Boyce (1872-1925)


Posted By: Dorian Myhre (email)
Date: 8/7/2022 at 14:50:10

From Nevada Evening Journal April 13, 1925 (page 1)



Funeral services for Mrs. R. L. Boyce, 53, who died at her home on Fifth street, Friday evening at 9:30, were held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 from Memorial Lutheran church, after which the body was laid to rest in the Nevada cemetery. The services were in charge of Dr. C. N. Swihart and interment made under the burial ceremonies of the Rebekah lodge, I. O. O. F.

The death of Mrs. Boyce followed a week's very critical condition after a serious surgical operation. It was about three years ago that Mrs. Boyce's health became impaired and in October of last year she submitted to an operation, similar in nature to the one preceding her death.

The funeral services were largely attended and in addition to the immediate relatives, there were many neighbors of the various orders to which she belonged, to pay a final tribute of respect to her earthly body.

Relatives from out of town who were present at the funeral were the brother, J. H. Ball of Waterloo, the sister, Miss Lule Ball of West Union, a niece, Mrs. Ella Miller of Charles City, Mrs. Boyce's uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Lon Borland of Oelwein, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Borland and Mr. and Mrs. Borland of Oelwein, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Borland of Hancock, Mr. Boyce's brother, Charles Boyce of North Platte, Nebraska and a sister, Mrs. Seth Sawyer of West Union.

The deceased was born Sarah L. Ball, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William H. Ball, in Fayette county, Iowa on June 30, 1872, and died as stated at her home in Nevada, Iowa, April 10, 1925.

She was united in marriage to Roy L. Boyce at West Union, March 18, 1896. Both were born in that community an continued to make that their home with the exception of three years spent at Spring Valley, Minn., until they came to Nevada, a few years ago. They have one son, Robert Boyce, a graduate of the Nevada schools, who is still at home.

Mrs. Boyce, until she was weakened by illness, was a woman very active in the home and affairs of life and died a member of the Rebekahs, Royal Neighbors, Yoemen and Woman's Relief Corps.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters, Mrs. Eva Sadler and Mrs. Etta Hatch.

She leaves as members of her immediate family her husband, her son, Robert, her sisters, Mrs. Alva Myers of Los Angeles and Miss Bule Ball of West Union and brothers, J. H. Ball of Waterloo and William Ball of West Union.

Mrs. Boyce was a woman who during her few years residence in Nevada had made many warm friends though her various associations and activities and the husband and son receive the very kindly sympathy of all.


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