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BRAZIL - Bertha A. (Jeffers) Boyce, 100, of Brazil, passed away on June 3, 2017, at Cloverleaf Nursing Home. She was born March 6, 1917, in Center Point, the daughter of the late Clifford and Ida (Logsdon) Jeffers.
Bertha graduated from Brazil High School. She married the love of her life Walter Boyce in 1934. He preceded her in death in November of 2000. Bertha moved to Art in 1957, where she and Walter owned and operated their own cattle and grain farm. She enjoyed milking her dairy cows. Bertha was a member of Mount Calvary Van Cleve Church, where she enjoyed quilting with the ladies group on Wednesdays.
In addition to her parents and husband, she is preceded in death by her sisters, Hazel Miller and Ruth Wehrmeyer; and brother, Clifton Jeffers.
Bertha is survived by her children, Donald (Shirley) Boyce of Greenfield, Gerry (Melvin) Buchholz, John (Cheryl) Boyce, Jack (Karen) Boyce all of Brazil; grandchildren, Brent Boyce, Kelly Shaw, Tammie Broady, Sara House, Lori Kirchner, John W. Boyce, Natalie Swearingen, Jessica Fowler, Kristie Bledsoe; 16 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; many step grandchildren, step great-grandchildren and step great-great-grandchildren; siblings, Harold (Carrie) Jeffers of Greenfield, Dennis Jeffers of Santa Fe, N.M., Reah Prevatt of Florida; as well as extended family and friends.
Services will be Saturday, June 10, 2017. at 1 p.m. at French Funeral Home, with Pastor Bob Kumpf officiating. Burial will follow at Mount Calvary Van Cleve Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday at 11 a.m. until time of the service at the funeral home. Musical selections will be provided by Mr. Stephen McCullough. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Van Cleve Cemetery in care of Nancy Eversaw, 3108 West Lower Bloomington Road, Brazil, In 47834. Contact online at:
Published on June 5, 2017
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