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Obituary: Marilyn Ann Turner Boyer, Greenwood

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Marilyn Ann Turner Boyer, 77, of Greenwood, passed away Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012, at her home.

She was born at home on a farm in Villa Grove, Ill., to her beloved parents, Hubert B. Turner and Hazel “Pearl” Craig Turner, who both have passed away.

She was a sister to six brothers. Donald (Jo) Turner, Hubert Leon (Gerry) Turner and Lolas Turner preceded her in death. Her three living brothers are Richard Turner of Crawfordsville and Veras “Dean” (Maxine) Turner and Larry (Laura) Turner, both of West Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

Marilyn graduated from high school in Waynetown and from Purdue University with a Bachelor of Arts in home economics in 1957. At Purdue, she met her adoring husband, Dr. Robert Charles Boyer. They married after Bob finished his undergraduate degree.

They had four sons, Dr. Michael (Dr. Sarah) Boyer of Park City, Utah, Terry (Tracy) Boyer of Martinsville, Gregory (Joanna) Boyer of Indianapolis and Kevin (Holly) Boyer of Greenwood.

She was a talented artist specializing in oil painting. Marilyn also spent many years writing and speaking about education.

One of her many articles and research papers was published in a Barnes & Noble best-selling book on education. She co-chaired the Our Kids Inc. foundation with former State Sen. Joan Gubbins of Westfield, which fought for higher standards of education in Indiana.

She spent the last years of her life with her husband, children and nine grandchildren.

There will be a gathering of family and friends at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Shoemaker Funeral Home, 202 Bratton Road, Waynetown, to be followed by a graveside service at 3:30 p.m. Friday at Waynetown Masonic Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.

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