Monday, July 17, 2017

Dorothy E. Boyd (July 11, 2017)

Dorothy E. Boyd, 103, of Greenville. Ohio passed away on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at Village Green Health Campus in Greenville.

She was born on January 11, 1914 in Warren County, Indiana to the late Balinger Berlin and Grace Ethel (Gray) Turner. In addition to her parents, Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, Palmer Wilson Boyd; a son, Leonard W. Boyd; a great-great grandson; brothers, Richard Wayne Turner and Russell Turner; sisters, Ruth Schaar, Alta Peters, Alice Wentworth, Mildred Hocker, Virginia Gilmore, June Wentworth and Anna Mary Taylor.

Dorothy was left a widow raising five children between the ages of three and 13. She worked several jobs including house work, painting, retail, restaurant. She did what she could to support her family and was very proud of that. She was a member of Rossburg United Methodist Church, was a Golden Eagle with the Greenville Eagles and VFW Auxiliary. Dorothy loved writing and had written and published a volume of poetry and her autobiography. She loved working in her yard and gardens.

Dorothy is survived by her children and their spouses, Marvin and Connie Boyd of Greenville, Maxine Rhotehamel of Greenville, Phyllis and Buford Bolin of Piqua and Norma and Jim Erwin of Ansonia; 15 grandchildren: 27 great grandchildren; 29 great-great grandchildren; brothers and their spouses, Junior and Phyllis Turner of Ansonia and Bob and Nadine Turner of Rossburg; a sister, Norma Rammel of Greenville; sister-in-law, Janet Turner of Greenville; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life service will be held 10:30 AM, Monday, July 17, 2017 at Oliver Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville with Pastor Mitch Arnold officiating. Burial will follow in Brock Cemetery.

Family and friends may visit from 1PM to 4PM Sunday, July 16, 2017 at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to Rossburg United Methodist Church, 117 Ross St, Rossburg, OH 45362.

The family would like to extend their gratitude to State of the Heart Hospice and to the staff of the Village Green for all the kindness and loving care they showed Dorothy.

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