Mary Ann Boyle

Mary Ann (Craig) Boyle, 67, of Vermillion, passed into eternal life on May 25, 2012, at Sanford Hospital in Vermillion. 


Visitation was at St. Agnes Catholic Church on Tuesday, May 29, 2012, from 6 to 7 p.m. with a rosary service at 7 p.m. Funeral Mass was at St. Agnes Catholic Church on Wednesday, May 30, 2012, at 10:30 a.m.

Mary Ann Boyle was born on March 14, 1945, in Danbury, IA, the daughter of Walter and Annabelle (Lamaak) Craig.  Mary Ann grew up in Anthon, IA, and graduated from Anthon-Oto High School as valedictorian.  She attended Briar Cliff College, Iowa Central Community College, and later received a BA in Management Systems and Personnel from Buena Vista College, cum laude.

She married Patrick M. Boyle in 1965. They had three sons.  The family moved to Rockwell City, IA, and raised the boys. They moved to Vermillion where they have lived for the last 17 years.

Mary Ann was active in her parish churches most recently serving as an Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist at St. Agnes Church.  She was a member of Serra Vocation Club, Charismatic Renewal, Cursillo, and Food Pantry.  She enjoyed scrapbooking, photography, reading and music.

Survivors include her husband, Patrick of Vermillion; one child, Lawrence and his wife, Jill of Spencer, OK; her mother, Annabelle Craig of Anthon, IA; two brothers, Bob Craig and his wife, Linda of Cherokee, IA, and Brother Dennis Craig of Cincinnati, OH; one sister, Aggie DeRozza and her husband, Joseph of Omaha, NE; five grandchildren, John Boyle, Dan Boyle, Michael Boyle, Kiera Boyle and James Boyle all of Spencer, OK.

She was preceded in death by her father and two sons, Michael Boyle and John Boyle.

Memorials may be made to St. Agnes Catholic Church, 416 Walker Street, Vermillion, SD 57069.

Kober Funeral Home, Vermillion, is in charge of arrangements.

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