Rheta Jane Boyd

April 5, 1944November 14, 2012

Rheta Jane Boyd, 68, of Alexandria, OH passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday, November 14, 2012. A Funeral Service will be held at 10 AM on Monday, November 19, 2012 at Kauber-Sammons Funeral Home, 289 S Main St., Pataskala, OH with Pastor Paul Snoddy officiating. Interment to follow at Pataskala Cemetery, Pataskala, OH. Rheta was born on April 5, 1944 in Marietta, Oh to the late Arthur and Mabel (Young) McMillen. Rheta enjoyed taking care of and spending time with her family and friends. She will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her. Rheta is survived by her husband of 41 years, Harold Boyd, children; Kelly Power, Keith (Karen) Stemen, Kevin (Stephanie) Stemen, and Kris Boyd, grandchildren; John Robert, Kelsey Leigh, K.C., Kolten, Kameron, Karalee, Kaylor, Kylee, and Nathan, three sisters, Wanda Thompson, Dora (Lewis) Hurlburt, Janet (John) Hill along with a large extended family and many friends. Preceded in death by first husband Charles K. Stemen. Family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday, November 18, 2012 from 2 to 6 pm. Memorial contributions can be made in loving memory of Rheta to Home Reach Hospice, 3595 Olentangy River Rd., Columbus, OH 43214 or the American Cancer Society, 5555 Frantz Rd., Dublin OH 43017.


  • Visitation Sunday, November 18, 2012
  • Funeral Service Monday, November 19, 2012

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Diane King

November 20, 2012

I always looked forward to chatting with Rheta and her son when they shopped at the Kroger store in Pataskala. So very sorry to hear she is gone; very nice lady.

Mary Felty

November 18, 2012

Our condolences. Mary Felty & Boys

November 18, 2012

I am so sorry for your loss. Babette Joseph (Doras friend)

Eric & Amy Hill

November 18, 2012

Rheta,words can't say how much you'll be missed. I love you very much. I'll never forget all the times we played cards and other games. Never a dull moment with you. Not to mention all the goodies you always made. Loved those homeade popcorn balls and lard cookies. God bless you and your family. You'll always be remembered.

Tara Myers

November 16, 2012

I never got the chance to tell you Im sorry, or say goodbye. I love you Rheta, you wer like a granny to me too. I am so sorry I wsasnt there with you. My condolences go to everyone who met you. because
im sure you touched everyones life in some way.

Kris Boyd

November 16, 2012

Mom was the most wonderful mother a son could have and so much more. She was my best friend in the world, the best cook ever, the best wife to my dad,the best homemaker and the best at playing games with the family around the big kitchen table.She won most of the time when we played dominoes! My mom loved to paint and plant flowers. Everything she touched turned beautiful! So many times i came home from work to a sparkling clean house. I never once asked her to do this. She always brought me crafty items for the house and she did all this because she loved me! I love you mom, never will i forget you!

Tom and Ann Cleghon

November 16, 2012

To the family , Rheta will be missed by all who loved her.I met Rheta through John and Janet.We would go up on Fri. nights have pizza and play games.We had so much fun.I remember Rheta would sometimes make her dads famous peanut butter fudge.Which we all loved.She always had such a zest for life and was always a joy to be around.May God bless you and give the strength to get through this trying time.

Bill and Phyllis corallini

November 16, 2012

Dear Clyde, Keith, Kevin and Chris. My heart aches for all of you in your great loss of a wonderful wife and mother. she will be greatly missed and I pray that God will strengthen and comfort you in Just knowing that she is now with Jesus our savior in Paradise, a land of love, beauty and peace that only He can give. Love Bill and Phyllis

David & Joyce Stemen

November 16, 2012

Dear Kelly, Keith, Kevin, & Kris,
We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your Mom. You know she was a wonderful caring Mother who is now watching over all of you and will continue to do so forever. We know you will miss her and we wish we could be there to help console you at this sad time in your lives. Keep the wonderful memories in your hearts forever. Prayers, Love, & Hugs.
We love you all.
Uncle David & Aunt Joyce

Peggy Rader

November 16, 2012

Rheta has been my best friend for almost all my life. I've shared so many things with Rheta, her mom and sisters while we were growing up. We've laughed, cried, played softball, bowled and enjoyed every minute of it. I will miss her and think of her always. My thoughts and prayers to Clyde, Kelly, Keith, Kevin, Kris, Wanda, Dora, Janet and all their families.