Cyrilla Ann Boyer
Cyrilla Ann Boyer of Old Mines was born September 20, 1936 in Racola, Missouri a daughter to the late Claude B. and Agatha Velma (Thebeau) Boyer. Cyrilla departed this life Thursday, November 17, 2022 having reached the age of 86 years, 1 month and 28 days.
Cyrilla is survived by her son, Joseph Michael McLain of Cadet, Missouri; sisters, Mary Pat Boyer of Potosi; grandchildren, Lacey McLain, Jacob “Jake” McLain, Sydney McLain; great grandchildren, Brayden Keough, Skyler McLain, Shae McLain, Kali McLain, Teagan McLain, Aurora Russell, Stevey - Lynn Whitter and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends who will deeply miss her.
In addition to her parents, Cyrilla was preceded in death by her sister, Veronica Juliette and brothers, Paul Edward Boyer, James Raphael Boyer, and Joseph Clifford Boyer.
Cyrilla was a pillar of the community and touched many lives. She retired from the Kingston K-14 School District and inspired many children throughout her career. She also acted as a mother to many children. In addition to teaching at Kingston K-14 she taught computer classes at the Mineral Area College outreach center in Potosi. She had a strong faith in Christ, her Savior, and was a faithful member of St. Joachim Catholic Church. She loved local history and could tell you anything about Old Mines and could speak “Paw Paw French”, a fading dialect in the Old Mines area.
Cyrilla had a heart of gold and could always be counted on in times of need. She dedicated her life to helping and serving others, never asking for anything in return. Her service to the community and love of people will never be forgotten. She will be greatly missed by those who had the privilege of knowing her.
Visitation for Cyrilla was held Sunday, November 20th from 4 to 8 P.M. at Moore Funeral Home in Potosi. Visitation resumed Monday, November 21, 2022 from 8:30 to 9:30 A.M. at Moore Funeral Home in Potosi.
Funeral services were held Monday November 21, 2022 at 10AM at St. Joachim Catholic Church in Old Mines with Father Tony Dattilo.
Burial and final prayers took place at St. Joachim Catholic Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were T.J. Juliette, Mike McLain, Jake McLain, Wesley Govero, Aiden Boyer and Tristen Boyer.
All services were under the care and direction of Moore Funeral Home in Potosi.
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