Thursday, July 29, 2004
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Stirling H. "Abe" Boyts, 81, of Chaffee died Friday, July 23, 2004, in a one-vehicle accident on Highway 77 south of Blomeyer.
He was born Aug. 23, 1922, at Chaffee, son of John U. and Marie May Harbin Boyts. He and Alva Rea Holland were married Oct. 13, 1948. She died Oct. 13, 2002.
Boyts was a member of First Baptist Church of Chaffee, and a life member of Chaffee VFW Post 3127. He had been a conductor for Frisco & Burlington Northern Railway.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
Survivors include two daughters, Janet K. Loucks of Chaffee, Tamara Hindman of Advance, Mo.; two grandchildren, Jillian L. Carilli and husband Joe of Yokosuka, Japan, and John S. Loucks of St. Louis.
A sister preceded him in death.
A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Bloomfield, with full military honors.
Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee is in charge of arrangements.
The family has requested memorials be made to American Heart Association, 5375 SW 7th St., Topeka, Kan., 66606, or Mid-America Transplant Services, 121 S. Broadview Suite 1, Cape Girardeau, Mo., 63703.