Jean Boyce 1933-2017

Frances E. “Jean” Boyce, 84, Valley Falls, died Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, at her home.

She was born Jan. 14, 1933, at Atchison, the daughter of Elmer Cleo and Elsie Marie Wheeler Pennington. She had attended Atchison High School and received her diploma later.

Mrs. Boyce was a driver’s license examiner for the State of Kansas in Topeka for more than 25 years. She had worked at the State of Kansas Titles and Registration Department and for Jostens, both in Topeka.

She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and Ladies Auxiliary of Grahem-Herbers Post 3084 VFW, both in Valley Falls.

She married James Donald Boyce on Oct. 22, 1950, at Valley Falls. He died April 10, 1981. She was also preceded in death by a son, James Dale Boyce; a grandson, Nicholas Boyce; a daughter-in-law, Nedra Boyce; and two brothers, Elmer LeRoy and Howard Glenn Pennington.

Survivors include two sons, Frank E. Boyce, Valley Falls, and Raymond E. Boyce, Holton; two daughters, Pamela B. Pfannenstiel and husband Bill, Garland, Texas, and Donna M. Johnston and husband Robert, Valley Falls; four sisters, Susie Berry, Atchison, Ruby Nauman, York, Pa., Virginia Pelton, Topeka, and Beatrice McMillan, Cocoa, Fla.; five grandchildren, Megan, Casey, Aron, Dustin and Phillip; and seven great-grandchildren, McKayla, Taygen, Braxton, Brooklyn, Alannah, Lennox and Grayson.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 9 at Calvary Baptist Church in Valley Falls. Burial will follow in Valley Falls Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday at Mercer Funeral Home in Valley Falls.

Memorial contributions may be made to Calvary Baptist Church or to Jefferson County Service Organization, sent in care of Mercer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 6, Valley Falls, KS 66088.


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