Elizabeth "Betty" Matilda BOYD

July 5, 1925 ~ April 11, 2011

Mrs. Elizabeth "Betty" Matilda 'Krapf' BOYD passed away Monday, April 11, 2011, at her St. Francois Manor residence, Farmington, at the age of 85 years, 9 months & 6 days. Elizabeth was born July 5, 1925, in Glennonville, MO., and was the daughter of Gospert P. Krapf & Anna P. 'Siebert' Krapf. Also preceding were: her husband, Norman A. Boyd (Sept. 21, 1994); 2 sisters - Margaret Ribbing & Dorothy Butzen; 2 brothers - Joseph Krapf & Edgar Krapf.

Betty was a longtime, faithful member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church of Farmington. She married Norman A. Boyd on Feb. 9, 1947. Betty was a lifetime member of the VFW Ladie's Auxilary #5896 of Farmington. She was an active citizen of Farmington politics and known as "The Watchdog" in local newspapers.

Survivors Include : 2 sons, Greg (& Carol) Ribbing, of Poplar Bluff, MO., & Joseph (& Patty) Ribbing, of Farmington. 6 Sisters: Georgiana "Jean" VanderBol, of Farmington; Marcella "Sally" Hulsholf, of Portageville, MO; Marie Ellis, of Poplar Bluff, MO; Agnes "Peg" Thacker, of Poplar Bluff, MO., Alberta "Burt" Blume, of Lake Village, AR & Lorena Widenbenner, of Weingarten. 1 Brother: Louis Krapf, of Farmington. 4 Grandchildren: Tyler & Travis Ribbing, of Farmington; Brandi Camden & Cameron Ribbing, of Poplar Bluff, MO. Also surviving are 4 Great-Grandchildren; numerous Nieces & Nephews.

There will be No Local Visitation -or- Services.

Private Services & Interment
will take place at St. Teresa Catholic Church Cemetery in Glennonville, MO.

Memorials to : * St. Joseph Catholic Church of Farmington.

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  1. I have fond memories of Betty Boyd…her husband Norman was a distant cousin. They both were wonderful people. Betty was so kind and caring to me when I was a child. I went to see her in the nursing home several times although she didn't really remember me. Betty will be missed by all that knew and loved her. My sympathies go out to her sisters,brother and all her family.

  2. Joe and Patti- I was sadden by the passing of Betty-she always seem to bring laughter to any conversation-I hadn't seen her for many years but remember seeing her as a kid. I will keep all of you in my prayers.

  3. Loving memories…..when we were young Aunt Betty and Uncle Norman always drove to the Bluff to pick us up so we could spend 2 weeks of our summer vacation with them. VFW bowling, badmitten, going to the IGA store, doing laundry with the wringer washer and helping make wine! Fun. I thought they were the richest people because they had a car. As an adult I realize they were truly rich but with love for their family. God bless you Aunt Betty. Rest in Peace.

  4. Terry and I loved you very much. You were a wonderful godmother and aunt, loving, cheerful, compassionate,and had an incredible sense of humor. Our hearts are broken but we know that you are now with Our Lord, Uncle Norman and the rest of our family who have already left us.

  5. We'll both miss you very much. You brought so much joy and happiness to everyone. The times we spent with you and Norm will always be part of our memories. God bless you.

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