Twila Jean Boyer (1937 – 2012)
On March 2, 2012, Twila J. Boyer, 74, of Palmyra, MO passed away peacefully at the Maple Lawn Nursing Home in Palmyra. She is survived by her husband, Glenn Boyer, five children, fifteen grandchildren, three great grandchildren, three siblings, and tons of other friends and family.
Twila was born on March 4, 1937 to Elim and Josephine Darnall in Osage County, Oklahoma. She was the seventh child of eight and is survived by her brother, Walter Darnall of Sedan, KS, and her sisters, Ruby Alford and Nedra Holroyd, both of Topeka, KS.
She was raised in Peru, KS and graduated from Peru High School in 1955.
Twila moved to Pasadena, TX to attend the University of Houston studying home interior design where she met and later married Glenn Boyer on August 5, 1956. They moved to Palmyra in 1957 to start a family, which produced six children. Roger Boyer and wife, Karen, of League City, TX; Rex Boyer (deceased) and wife, Regina, of Palmyra, MO; Kirk Boyer and wife, Kathy, of Jefferson City, MO; Scott Boyer and wife, Christy, of Palmyra, MO; Travis Boyer and wife, Sandra, of Atoka, TN; and Selene McGruder and husband, Alan, of Palmyra, MO.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister, Bette Ringle, her brothers Charles Darnall, Comer Darnall, and Omer Darnall; and her son, Rex Boyer.
She is also survived by Mrs. Jane Schafer, beloved friend and keeper of many shared conversations.
Twila worked for the Palmyra Head Start program, the Hannibal Diagnostic Clinic, and the Skills & Development Workshop in Hannibal. She also served various community organizations over the years, such as the Lady’s Sonshine Group, the Parent Teacher League, and the Presbyterian Quilting Club. She was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church in Palmyra.
She retired in 2008 and has been enjoying her time with her family, especially spending time with her grandchildren.
Visitation was held at Lewis Brothers Funeral Home on Sunday, March 4th, concluding with a Celebration of Life service. Her funeral service was held at Zion Lutheran Church at 1 PM on Monday, March 5th. Burial was at the Greenwood Cemetery in Palmyra.
Memorials may be directed to the Palmyra Nutrition Center or the James E. Cary Cancer Center of Hannibal.