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Catherine Marie Boyer

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[May 17, 2014]  LINCOLN Catherine Marie Boyer, 75, of Lincoln, passed away May 15, 2014 at The Christian Village in Lincoln surrounded by her loving family.

Visitation:  5-7 p.m. Monday at Holland Barry & Bennett Funeral Home in Lincoln

Service: 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home

Funeral home: Holland Barry & Bennett Funeral Home


Catherine Marie Boyer, 75, of Lincoln, passed away May 15, 2014 at The Christian Village in Lincoln surrounded by her loving family.

Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Monday, May 19, 2014 at Holland Barry & Bennett Funeral Home in Lincoln. Funeral Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 20, 2014 also at the funeral home with Chaplian Ryan Edgecombe officiating. Burial will follow in New Union Cemetery, Lincoln.

Catherine was born June 4, 1938 in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, the daughter of Herbert Russell Brown and Gertrude (Weston) Brown. She married Harold Paul Boyer on November 20, 1956 in Greenview, IL. He preceded her in death on December 4, 1985.

During her early childhood Catherine was a resident of the Soldier's and Sailor's Children's Home in Normal, IL. She was employed at St. Clara's Manor and Lincoln Developmental Center in Housekeeping and formerly worked at the Lincoln Bottle Factory. In addition to caring for her own large family Catherine was a Foster Grandparent for CIEDC.


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Surviving are her children: Susan (the late Bob) Durham of Bloomington, IL., Janice (Dan) Herrin of Lincoln, IL., Mark (Georgia) Boyer of Bloomington, IL., and Kevin Boyer of Lincoln, IL.; her siblings: Jacqueline Overman of Norfolk, VA., Nancy (Bob) Rickord of Lincoln, IL., Phyllis (Gary) Bussman of Bloomington, IL, Phillip Brown of San Diego, CA., and Virginia "Ginny" (Jerry) ALcorn of Burbonnais, IL.; also surviving are 15 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and several nieces, nephews ,cousins, foster siblings, and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her son Randy Boyer, infant son Roger Dale Boyer, and great grandsons Ethan Nicholas and James Michael Boyer.

Memorial Donations may be made to Safe Haven Hospice, The Christian Village, or Jefferson Street Christian Church and will be accepted at the funeral home.

Special thanks to the nurses and staff of The Christian Village and Safe Haven Hospice and to Dr. Bivin and his staff.

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