Goldie M. Boyd
Goldie M. Boyd, 80, Mt. Vernon, passed away at 6:12 p.m. 
at Nature Trail Health Care Center in Mt. Vernon. She was 
born on Monday, Nov. 1, 1926, in Mt. Vernon, the daughter 
of John Nelson Rogers and Florence Ann (Robinson) Rogers. 
She first married George Keele and he preceded her in death. 
She later married Robert Boyd in Mt. Vernon on Oct. 19, 1956, 
and he preceded her in death on May 11, 1992. She was a nurse 
assistant at Mt. Vernon Care Center. 

Graveside service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at 
Cubb Prairie Cemetery in Jefferson County with Rev. Rodney 
Mellott officiating. Interment will follow. Visitation will 
be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon. 

Goldie is survived by a daughter, Gwen Loker and husband Gene of 
Mt. Vernon; a stepson, Robert E. Boyd of Blaxton, Miss.; a 
daughter-in-law, Gail Keele of West Frankfort; 14 grandchildren, 
Shawn Allen Keele, Twila Dawn Westlake and husband Blake, Candace 
Kissel and husband Matt, Tim Keele and wife Crystal, John Keele and 
wife Katie, Dustin Keele, Brian Dale Loker, Matthew Ryan Loker, 
Donnie Bullette and wife Crystal, Pete Bullette and wife Amy, Craig 
Boyd; six great grandchildren, Curtis Lane Westlake, Zebulan Cade 
Westlake, Shaylee Ann Westlake, Hannah Bullette, Luke Bullette and 
Ian Bullette; and two sisters-in-law, Betty Green Rogers of Effingham, 
and Pat Rogers of Albuquerque, New Mexico. Several nieces and nephews 
also survive. 

Her parents, husband, three sons, Charles Ray Keele, Roger Dwain Keele 
and Rick Keele, one stepson, Everett Lee Boyd, two brothers, Leonard 
Leslie Rogers and Nelson Ray Rogers, one sister, Verna Dean Howard, 
and one granddaughter, Katie Keele, preceded her in death. 

Goldie was Mt. Vernon Care Center Employee of the Year in 1984, was 
active in WWJD Children’s Missions and the Senior Circle and attended 
Second General Baptist Church in Mt. Vernon. 

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home 
where you may call 242-3348 or visit 
for further information and to send condolences.

Source: The Register-News, Mt. Vernon, IL
Date: July 12, 2007  
Submitted by Robert W. Loman

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