Ida Boyles 1923-2018

Ida Marie Boyles, 94, of Denison, passed away Thursday, March 1, 2018, at Midland Hospice in Topeka.

She was born March 11, 1923 in Clay Center, the daughter of Henry E. and Grace Laurel (Edison) Anderson.

Ida was a lifelong resident of Denison. Alongside her husband, she owned and operated A&B Market in Denison for 21 years. Ida also worked 7½ years as a cashier at Dibbles Stores in Topeka and 6½ years for the State of Kansas in the Department of Revenue, reviewing taxes.

She was a member of Denison Bible Church, OES #488 in Denison and #189 in Hoyt. She served for 60 years; during that time Ida was Worthy Matron four times and Grand Officer three times. She also was a 15 year member of Garfield Committee Women.

On Feb. 18, 1949, in Fayetteville, Ark., Ida was united in marriage to Johnny O. Boyles. They shared more than 59 years of marriage before John passed away on July 2, 2008. She was also preceded in death by her two sisters, Mildred Newell and Wilma Kern; and her brothers, Stanley and Bob Anderson.

Survivors include her two sons, John Dean “J.D.” Boyles (Judy) of Mayetta and Rex Stanley Boyles (Bill) of Topeka; two stepdaughters, Gayla June McKinsey of Coos Bay, Ore., and Patty Jane Cummings (Steve) of Redding, Calif.; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Ida had a great love for her family, home and her friends; they were a great part of her life. “God Bless”

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 7 at the Denison Cemetery. Family will greet friends from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Mercer Funeral Home in Holton.

Memorial contributions may be made to Denison Bible Church, sent in care of Mercer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 270, Holton, KS 66436. To leave a special message for the family, please visit


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Holton, KS 66436
Phone: 785-364-3141

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