Meadville Tribune

December 20, 2013

Florence Joanne Midgley Boyd

Meadville Tribune

MEADVILLE — Florence Joanne Midgley Boyd, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother, mother-in-law and friend, died Thursday morning, Dec. 19, 2013, at Wesbury United Methodist Retirement Community at age 86.

Florence was born July 15 1927, in Heidelburg, to George and Lorena Midgley. She graduated from Bridgeville High School in 1945 and received her registered nurse diploma three years later. On Oct 12, 1948, Florence married the love of her life, Rev. Gene W. Boyd. They spent 56 years together until Gene passed away in 2002.

During her life, Florence worked 55 years in the nursing profession offering help and comfort to many at City Hospital and Hillside Home, both in Meadville. Other Interests included singing in the Fifth Street Church choir, reading, tending to her flowers and spending time with family and friends.

Florence is survived by her five children, Carolyn Holmes of Washington, Pa., Dr. Cathy Owens of Hermitage, Cynthia (and Richard) Leavell of Corvallis, Ore., David Boyd of Washington, Pa., and Douglas (and Judy) Boyd of Sterling, Va.; plus 10 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Mrs. Boyd had a life full of love and happiness and will be missed dearly!

Family and friends may call on Sunday from 4 to 6 p.m. and again on Monday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Dickson Funeral Home and Crematory, 130 N. Second St., Conneaut Lake.

The funeral service will be held on Monday at 1 p.m. at Dickson Funeral Home and Crematory, with the Rev. Mark Frailey of Fifth Street Presbyterian Church, Conneaut Lake, officiating. Burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery.

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Arrangements have been entrusted to Dickson Funeral Home and Crematory, Rocco R. Tedesco III, supervisor.