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Lois Elaine Boyle, 95

November 13, 1922 to December 26, 2017

Lois Altpeter Boyle, 95, of McNabb passed away on Tuesday morning, December 26, 2017.

Lois was born in Chicago, Illinois on Nov. 13, 1922 to Dorothy Ann (Ferking) and Walter George Altpeter. Lois married Francis Albert Boyle on July 21, 1945. He died December 31, 2011.

Surviving are children, Nancy (Phil) Hopkins of McNabb and Sally Rey Boyle of Milwaukee, WI, grandchildren Todd (Katie) Hopkins of Ottawa, Therese (Mike) Skwarczynski of Channahon, Terri (Aaron) Spencer of Long Beach, CA and Kay (Nathaniel) Foote of East Peoria.

She was preceded in death by her sisters Betty Parks and Nonine Vieth and her son Walter Boyle.

Lois graduated from Lyons Township High School, La Grange, IL and the University of Illinois Champaign – Urbana. She was President of Chi Omega sorority.

Mrs. Boyle was a member of Marshall – Putnam Home Extension, Country Women’s Club, and Crafty Crew. She volunteered for the Putnam County Historical Society, American Heart Assoc. and American Cancer Society.

Lois, the city girl, learned to love country life on the farm as reflected by her beautiful flower gardens and her “tree House.”

Memorials may be directed to Putnam County Historical Society, Putnam County Emergency Medical Service, or donor’s choice.

Pallbearers will be Lois’s grandchildren.

Online condolences may be made to her family at

Service/Memorial Information

Visitation will be Friday from 10 to 11 am at Dysart – Cofoid Funeral Chapel, Granville. Services will begin at 11 am at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery in Hennepin.

The Dysart – Cofoid Funeral Chapel in Granville is assisting the family.

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  • candle"So sorry about the loss of your mom! Prayers for your family at this default time! Your mom was a great neighbor to Ron’s, Betty! She will be sadly missed!"Tribute from: Ron and Janet Marshall
    December 29, 2017
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  • candle"Sorry to hear of your mom's passing. What a great lady! I always enjoyed our conversations. I am recovering from surgery and cannot be with you on Friday. Condolences to all."Tribute from: Donna Forney
    December 28, 2017
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  • Prayer"Nancy and family so sorry for the loss of your Mom . We will be out of town at the time of the services but know you are in our thoughts and prayers."Tribute from: Kathy and John Cimei
    December 27, 2017
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  • Lily"Your mom was one of my favorite clients. She was a great lady and will be missed."Tribute from: Sheila Connelly
    December 27, 2017
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  • candle"So sorry to hear about your mom. She was a gracious lady. Our thoughts and prayers are with your whole family"Tribute from: Kathy and Lynn Sipe
    December 27, 2017
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  • candle"We are thinking of all of you!
    Bonnie and Carlton"
    Tribute from: Bonnie and Carlton Berg
    December 27, 2017
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