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Bernadine Boyer

Jun 7th, 1937 - Jun 26th, 2019

Funeral:  10 a.m. Saturday, June 29, 2019, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home

Visitation:  6 until 8 p.m. Friday, June 28, 2019, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home

Interment:  Hillcrest Cemetery, Centralia


     Bernadine Boyer, age 82, of Flora, Illinois, passed away Wednesday morning, June 26, 2019, at her home, in the loving care of her family.

     She was born June 7, 1937, in Fayette County, the daughter of Ralph and Josie (Holt) Donley.  She married the love of her life, Donald E. Boyer on April 18, 1958, in Decatur, and they shared over 37 years of marriage.  He passed away February 16, 1996.

     Bernadine, “Mom” or “Grandma B” was devoted to sharing her time and love with her family during frequent visits, daily phone calls, iCloud, and participation in activities that she attended over the years. She will be remembered for keeping careful track of birthdays, anniversaries, and other important dates.  Her longstanding interest in genealogy inspired her to research and document an extensive family lineage that has emphasized the importance of family in her life.  Bernadine loved cats, and shared her home to several over the years, including her current housemate, “Kitty Vi.”  During her working years, Bernadine was employed in the office at Anaconda, at both Flora nursing homes, and served several roles at Minwax including secretary to the plant manager prior to her retirement.

     Bernadine is survived by 4 children: Donna Boyer of Flora, Darrell Boyer of Flora, David (Sharon) Boyer of Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Rhonda (Jim Smith) Keck of Vienna; a son-in-law: Joe Caudle; 8 grandchildren: Melissa (Kevin) Hall, Darren (Kim) Keck, Matt (Beth) Keck, Nathan (Cathy) Boyer, Ashley Boyer, Sarah (Josh) Davis, Erynn (B.J.) Bergner, Jenna (Nate) Smith; 10 great-grandchildren: Maddax Keck, Gracie Keck, Wyatt Keck, Kaylee Keck, Hannah Evans, Trenton Boyer, Cameron Boyer, Emma Davis, Ben Bergner, and Lane Bergner; her companion with whom she enjoyed dancing and attending events: Charles Dailey of Vandalia; as well as cousins and other extended family whose relationships she treasured.  She is preceded in death by her parents and husband, and her daughter, Theresa Ann Caudle.

     A funeral ceremony for Bernadine Boyer will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, June 29, 2019, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home.  Interment will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery in Centralia.  Visitation will be from 6 until 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.  Memorial donations are suggested to Clay County Cancer Crusaders or Clay County Hospice, and these will be accepted through the funeral home.  To share a condolence or memory, visit:


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Kevin &Gena Martin

June 27th

So sorry for your loss. We will miss her. She was a beautiful person and we thought the world of her. She was always smiling, no matter what was going on. She was a blessing and a joy to be around. Praying for the family, that you always find comfort in your wonderful memories .

Terri Gragert

June 27th

My deepest condolences. Sending up prayers for your family.

Terry Igert

June 27th

Praying for you all!!! God bless!!! So sorry for your loss!!!!

Donna (Hess) Whiteley

June 27th

Donna, you & your family are in my prayers. I know it's tough losing your Mom, no matter what age they are. Asking God to give you the peace that passes all understanding.

Meryl Woods Jr

June 27th

So very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to the Family.

Bridget Schnautz

June 27th

Bernadine was a kind and caring person. I will miss her and consider it a blessing to have the honor of calling her friend. My prayers and condolences to her family.

Dan & Dodie Payne

June 27th

I’m so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. You are all in our thoughts & prayers. Your mother was a sweet & wonderful lady.

Cheri & David Cook

June 27th

So very sorry for your loss. Bernadine was a blessing to me and I will cherish her memory always. She was such a caring and kind lady. I count it a privilege she considered me as part of her family. Will miss her, rest in peace my friend,Cheri

Sharon & Steve Forth

June 27th

Our condolences on the passing of Bernadine. It was an honor to have known such a wonderful lady! May God embrace you in comfort during this difficult time!

Denise Plumlee Tadlock

June 27th

I'm sorry for your loss. Another one of our old neighbors has gone to a new home. My thoughts are with you.

Jeff & Shari Harvey

June 27th

Words cannot express the sorrow we feel! Our deepest condolences.

Robin and Sharla Todd

June 27th

So Sorry for Your Loss.❤️

Susan Irwin

June 27th

My heart is aching on the passing of Aunt Bernie. I am so grateful Josey and I made it down and had a wonderful visit a few years back. Rest well.

Marie Dickerson

June 27th

Condolences to the family left behind. Special thoughts and prayers for Rhonda Keck in the days that follow. May she find comfort in knowing that friends will keep her close in their thoughts.

Sharon Gray

June 28th

Sorry for your loss. Berdine was a wonderful person, I have know her for years and waited on her when I worked zt IGA. Prayers for the family.

Richard & Tammy Jenkins

June 28th

From the Jenkins family near Chattanooga, we pray for comfort and peace for the family during this time of loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you!

Dennis Goodman

June 28th

Bernadine was a beautiful person. I will always remember her smile and caring nature.

Brian Lane

June 28th

Sorry for your loss, prayers for all.

Trudy Zimmerman Stanford

June 28th

I am so sorry for your loss. She was a great woman and mother.

Lee & Bettye Beard

June 28th

David and Sharon, please accept our deepest condolences and we pray that God please be with beloved Bernadine and with you and yours.

Bob & Peg Willson

June 29th

Please know that our thoughts are with you at this time. It is wonderful to see that she has had such an extensive, caring family that supported and loved her

Kelly Ellis

June 29th

Thinking of you and hoping for comfort for you and your family during this really difficult time. Love ya Rhonda.

Debbie Payne

June 29th

She was the sweetest lady I know So sorry for your loss



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