Gloria G. Boyd, age 95, of Greenville, passed away 3:29 p.m. Friday, January 3, 2019 at Carlyle Healthcare in Carlyle, Illinois.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville with Dr. Rick McPeak officiating. The family will receive friends there from 9:30 a.m. Wednesday until service time. Interment will follow in Montrose Cemetery. For those who desire memorials in Gloria’s memory may be made to the St. Paul’s Free Methodist Church at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home
Gloria Gene Graham, the daughter of William Moreland Graham and Gertrude Barry Graham, was born on September 9, 1924 in Greenville and delivered by Dr. K.B. Luzader. Gloria grew up in Greenville and attended the public schools here. The family moved to Winona Lake, IN in 1938 where she graduated from Warsaw High School. She attended Roberts Wesleyan College and then Spring Arbor Junior College, where she graduated in 1947.
Gloria and Norman Angus Jackson were united in marriage in Winona Lake on August 30, 1947; and he preceded her in death in 1954. Gloria and Harold Franklin Boyd were united in Marriage on November 10, 1956 in Winona Lake and he preceded her in death on September 6, 1986. Gloria lived in various locales including McPherson, KS; Winona Lake, IN; Morton, IL; Newton Mearns, Scotland; Aurora, IL; and, finally back to Greenville, IL. She is survived by her four sons: Birney Lee (Nancy) Jackson Boyd of Akron, Ohio; Roderick Barry (Jennifer) Jackson Boyd of Mackinaw, IL; James Harold (Michelle) Boyd of Greenville and Craig Alan (Janine) Boyd of Greenville. Gloria is also survived by her sister Bette Lu Kline of Ft. Wayne, IN, and nine grandchildren: Beth Moser, Emily Booker, Steven Boyd, Stuart Boyd, Nathan Boyd, Alicia Boyd, Christina Telea, Joanna Boyd-Wilhite, and Elizabeth Boyd as well as 6 great-grandchildren: Jana Moser, Molly Moser, Noah Moser, Sullivan Booker, Evangeline Boyd, and Giana Telea.
Gloria moved back to Greenville in 1987 where she attended the Greenville Free Methodist Church and was later a founding member of St. Paul’s Free Methodist Church.