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Lois Elaine Boyer

Lois Elaine Boyer, 74, of Summerfield, Fla., (Marion County), formerly of Van Wert, died at 7:34 a.m. March 21, 2013, at Tuscany House Hospice Center, Summerfield, following a lengthy battle with breast cancer.

She was born Dec. 14, 1938, in Arbuckle, Calif., the daughter of the late Warren A. and Edna Mae Carey. On Dec. 15, 1956, she married Howard Thomas Boyer, who died May 23, 2006, widowing her after 49 1/2 years of marriage.

Mrs. Boyer was a devoted wife and loving mother. She graduated from Bellefontaine High School, Bellefontaine, and made her career in banking. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of the Villages, Summerfield, Fla., and a former member of Calvary Evangelical Church, Van Wert. She was active in various clubs and activities within her community. She enjoyed serving as an usher at the Church on the Square in The Villages, Fla., and as a volunteer at the Veteranís Administration and The Villages hospitals.

Survivors include two daughters, Julie A. (Michael) Medford, of Van Wert, and Carrie L. (Dan) Finkhousen, of Blythewood, S.C., and formerly of Van Wert; a son, Clinton Thomas (Johanna) Boyer, of Fairfax Station, Va.; a sister, Sheila Slechta, of Roseville, Calif.; and six grandsons.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Chester Buzz Carey, who died in October 1988.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at Cowan & Son Funeral Home, Van Wert. Chaplain (MAJ) Dan Finkhousen will officiate. Burial will be in Hartford Cemetery, Spencerville.

Calling hours are 12 noon to 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Marion County, Fla., or a charity of donors choice.

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