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Vera K. (Boyle) Boyd, 97, passed away at her home in Clinton, Missouri, Saturday, May 11, 2024, with her family at her side.

Vera was born December 31, 1926, in Chillicothe (Livingston County), Missouri, to Francise and Fern (Anderson) Boyle. She attended school in Livingston County and Graduated from Chillicothe Business College with an associate degree in Bookkeeping and Accounting.

Vera was the bookkeeper for the family businesses, which were grocery stores and candy maker/store.

She married Leland R. Boyd August 11, 1945. Leland and Vera lived in Chillicothe, Missouri, Aurora, Illinois, Trenton, Missouri, Sedalia, Missouri, Waynesville, Missouri, Clinton, Missouri, and Olathe, Kansas. In the different cities and towns over the years they raised their three daughters.

She was a great cook. She is a member of the Fairview Baptist Church of Trenton, Missouri. She loved to travel and visited all 50 states of the United States of America. In doing so she fulfilled her bucket list. She volunteered at the Clinton Senior Center for 20 years. She was an independent lady and accomplished things that were ahead of the times throughout her life.

Vera is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Terry Katich, Olathe, Kansas, Penny Boyd and Jim McCarthy, Warrensburg, Missouri, Sandra Kindle and Rick Kindle, Clinton, Missouri; five grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren; sister, Vivian Dunn, Warrensburg, Missouri; and sister-in-law, Iris Boyle, Jamesport, Missouri.

She was preceded by her husband, Leland Boyd, on March 2, 1997; an infant daughter, Linda; grandson, Michael J. Ham; great-great-grandson, Landon Liles; two brothers, Raymond Boyle and Harry Boyle; two sisters, Lucille Youngberg and Mary Hook; and loving companion, Earl Hargrave.

The family requests memorial donations be made to the Clinton Senior Center, in memory of Vera Boyd.

Vera was laid to rest with Leland at Englewood Cemetery, Clinton, Missouri. A Visitation and Funeral Service had been concluded at Consalus Funeral Home, Clinton, Missouri, on Friday, May 17, 2024.

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