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Willie Jo Boyce, 92, of Terre Haute, and formerly of Brazil, passed away while living at Cobblestone Crossing on Feb. 25, 2018. She was born in Haiti, Mo., on Jan. 3, 1926, the daughter of Charles Christopher and Katherine Ruth (Birdnow) Belcher.
She attended Brazil High School. Married Emory Leroy Boyce on May 16, 1946; he preceded her in death on May 1, 1975. She worked for Columbia Records, Pillsbury, Pell's Bargain Mart and as a lab technician for Orthodontist Dr. John Roshel Jr. In her younger years she enjoyed sewing and crafting. More recently she enjoyed watching WWE wrestling especially John Cena.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Katherine Belcher; her husband, Emory Boyce; sister, Lillian Deardorff; son-in-law, Dr. John Roshel Jr.; stepgreat-grandson, Jay Allen Breedlove.
She is survived by her son, Terry Boyce and wife Lynn of Center Point; daughter, Kathy Roshel of Terre Haute; granddaughter, Holly Boyce Loughmiller and husband Darrin of Brazil; great-grandchildren, Tyler Loughmiller and Paige Loughmiller; stepgrandchildren, Dr. John Roshel III and wife Jaime, Dr. James Roshel and wife Susan and Angela Conwell and husband Tyson; stepgreat-grandchildren, Maria Roshel, John "Rocco" Roshel IV, Marcus Roshel, Paiton Roshel, Orian Roshel, Anthony Breedlove and Jenna Breedlove; a sister, Jean Wegner of Cincinnati; as well as many extended family members.
Jo's family would like to extend a sincere thank you to the staff and caregivers at Cobblestone Crossing for their love and care of Jo during her stay with them.
Visitation will be at French Funeral Home, 421 E. National Ave., Brazil, on Thursday, March 1, 2018, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Services will be at the funeral home, Thursday at 1 p.m. with Pastor Bob Kumpf officiating. Burial will follow at St. John's Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jo's memory, to the Clay County Humane Society or a charity of your choice. To light a candle in her memory, visit:
Published on February 25, 2018
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