Louise Boyd


Erma Louise Boyd, 91, of Ottumwa, died at 3:40 p.m. February 19, 2022 at Good Samaritan Society – Ottumwa.

She was born November 26, 1930 in Bladensburg to George O. and Garnett E. Davidson Durflinger. She married Jack L. Boyd January 6, 1951 and he preceded her in death July 22, 1988.

A 1949 graduate of Agency High School, Louise worked at Kaybee Clothing, Stardust restaurant and Sirloin Stockade. She especially enjoyed dancing.

Surviving are her four children, Rhonda (Don) Sheedy of Burlington, Randy (Lori) Boyd of Ottumwa, Rick (Lynne) Boyd of TX and Renee (Brian) Japsen of Burlington; nine grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; a great-great grandson; two brothers, David (Marlene) Durflinger of Ottumwa and Phillip (Sandra) Durflinger of Agency.

She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Lloyd Durflinger, Harry Durflinger and George “Junior” Durflinger; and a sister, Mary Jones.

Open visitation will be from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, February 22nd at Reece Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, February 23rd at Reece Funeral Home with Pastor Mel Kendall officiating. For those unable to attend, you may watch live on the Reece Funeral Home Facebook page. The family will be present to greet friends 1 hour prior to the service on Wednesday. Burial will be in Memorial Lawn Cemetery.

In lieu flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice serving Davis & Wapello Counties.

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