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John David Boyce

August 18, 1931 — November 6, 2022

Sabetha, Kansas

John David Boyce

John David Boyce, 91, of Sabetha, Kansas passed away on Sunday, November 6, 2022, at the Apostolic Christian Home in Sabetha.

John was born just outside of Hiawatha, Kansas on August 18, 1931, to George W. and Nellie (Gibbs) Boyce.  He attended country schools in the Hiawatha area.  John joined the Kansas National Guard from 1949-1954.  He was called to active duty on June 15, 1954, and served in the United States Army.  He was honorably discharge on February 10, 1956.

John married Lora Louise Sherry on March 29, 1957, at Stanberry, Missouri and they celebrated 65 years of marriage earlier this year.  They were blessed with three children. 

John was a farmer and stockman.  He also will be fondly remembered for his John Deere tractor and baler because he loved to custom bale hay and always strived to make the perfect bale.  John was a member of the Woodlawn Baptist Church in Woodlawn, Kansas.  John enjoyed gatherings with family and friends especially if the “Family Recipe” was involved. 

John was preceded in death by his parents; his son, John David Boyce, Jr.; his brothers, Don and George; and his sisters, Jennie, Viola, Betty, and Maude Alice.

John is survived by his wife, Louise, of Sabetha; his daughters, Sherry (Mike) McClain of Fairview, Kansas, and Connie Sue (Steve) Holthaus of Seneca, Kansas; his special daughter-in-law, Patty (Craig) Heinen of Seneca; his four grandchildren, Jason (Tiffany) Boyce, Brian (Jenna) McClain, Derik Holthaus, and Brooke Holthaus; his nine great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.

Memorial services will be held on Thursday, November 10, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. at the Popkess Mortuary in Sabetha, Kansas with military honors by the Sabetha VFW Post #7285.  A visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the mortuary.  Memorial contributions are suggested to Woodlawn Baptist Church and the Apostolic Christian Home sent in care of Popkess Mortuary, 823 Virginia, Sabetha, Kansas 66534.  Inurnment will be in the Woodlawn Cemetery at a later date.  

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