Roberta Ann Boyer

July 1, 1933November 17, 2020

PEKIN ~ Roberta Ann Boyer, 87, of Pekin, passed away at 1:15 p.m. Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at her residence.

Born July 1, 1933 in San Jose to Eugene and Esther M. (Canada) Endicott, she married Franklin Dale Boyer on August 23, 1953 in Havana. He died December 15, 2011 in Pekin. She also was preceded in death by her parents.

Surviving are one son, Richard Boyer of Green Valley; two daughters, Julie (William) Smith of Glasford and Jill Cleveland of Pekin; six grandchildren, Jayson (Vicki) Rudd of Georgia, Rodney Keyes of Nashville, TN, Nicholas (Kylie) Boyer of Pekin, Christopher (Auree) Keyes of East Peoria, Keri (Kevin) Widner of Washburn and Joshua (Dezi) Rudd of Pekin; fifteen great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

A homemaker, Roberta enjoyed quilting and gardening. She also enjoyed being outdoors, doing yardwork and fishing.

She was a member of Pekin Bible Church.

Her private visitation and funeral service will be held Friday, November 20, 2020 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin. Pastor Chad Nightingale will officiate. Burial will be in Meadow Lawn Cemetery in Manito.

Memorial contributions may be made to Pekin Bible Church, 2405 Court Street, Pekin, Illinois 61554.

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Nancy (Stark) Hangartner

November 21, 2020

My deepest sympathies to you and your family.

Carol Grodjesk

November 20, 2020

Rick,Julie, andJill I’m so sorry I couldn’t be there with you for the funeral today but I’m glad I was able to view it online.,Your mom was a special person and I will miss her .Please give my condolences to your families and I hope to see you all soon. I love you, Aunt Carol

Janice Pierson

November 20, 2020

Oh, sweet Roberta (Mrs. Boyer). How many lives she touched teaching at church! I can't think of Pekin Bible without thinking of her. Another precious saint gone home.

Kathy Tibbs

November 20, 2020

Rejoicing for Roberta in the presence of our Lord!, always made me feel loved , praying for family

Annice Kammeyer

November 20, 2020

We are so sorry to hear about Roberta. She would always make us laugh and would always hug you. We are going to miss her.

Kathy VanHorn

November 20, 2020

Rick, so very sorry to hear of your Moms passing. My thought and prayers to you and your family.

Penny Hitchcock (Fortney)

November 19, 2020

So very sorry to hear of Roberta’s passing. I have fond memories as a child going to Pekin with my parents (Liz and Gus Fortney) to visit. Roberta was always smiling and laughing as I recall.

Melody & Randy House

November 19, 2020

So sorry to hear about your mom. She was a lovely lady and Randy refers to her as a second mom. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time. Hugs

Sandi PARK

November 19, 2020

Rick i was so dorry to hear of your moms passing..prayers for you and your family

Ellen Mason

November 18, 2020

am so sorry for your loss. Roberta had called me a few months ago. Had a real good visit with her. Daryl and I always enjoyed their visits when they came by to see us. prayers for all the family.


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