Lilly "Edee" Edith Provo Boyd

Thursday, January 23, 2014

On November 5, 1922, Lilly Edith Provo, better known as Edee, was born to Mary Provo of Holcomb, Mo.

She graduated from Campbell High School in the class of 1941. On April 29, 1945 she was united in marriage to A.B. Boyd, Jr.

She was preceded in death by her husband; a son, Arch Boyce Boyd, III on Dec. 10, 1998; a brother, Henry Wagster and a daughter-in-law, Kathy Boyd.

She is survived by her daughter, Marcia Boyd of Cordova, Tenn.; a son, Paul Boyd and daughter-in-law, Denise, of Germantown, Tenn. and grandsons Patrick Boyd of Austin, Tex. and Robert Boyd (Leah) of Baton Rouge, La. She also leaves a brother, Franklin D. Wagster (Sandra); sister-in-laws, Audra Luff and Louise Wagster and a brother-in-law, Harry Niewald. Other survivors include nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.

Edee professed faith in Christ and was baptized in the First Baptist Church of Campbell, Mo. For many years she taught the preschooler's Sunday School class and she remained a faithful member of her church until her death. She was a housewife, and also worked with her husband at Campbell Gin Company.

Edee was an avid basketball fan for her alma mater and for the University of Memphis Tigers. She served on the Campbell High School Alumni Reunion Committee for several years. Edee and her husband, Junior, volunteered for many years on the Missouri Peach Fair Board and were recognized as honorary Queen and King in 1986.

She was a loving wife, mother, sister and faithful friend to many. She was always understanding, loving and kind to everyone - You could always count on her to be there when you needed her.

Edee departed this world on January 21, 2014 and we can rejoice that she is in Heaven.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, Jan. 24, 2014 at Landess Funeral Home in Campbell. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, at Landess Funeral Chapel with Rev's Martin Carlisle and Dale Rickman officiating. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery in Campbell.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to First Baptist Church, 815 Allen Road, Campbell, Mo., 63933, Campbell R-2 School or to the charity of the giver's choice.