Mildred (Yeager) Boyle

Born: Wed., Mar. 10, 1909
Died: Tue., Jun. 17, 2014


9:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Sat., Jun. 21, 2014
Location: Murphy-Parks Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Sat., Jun. 21, 2014
Location: Murphy-Parks Funeral Service

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Mildred Boyle


Mildred Louise Yeager Boyle, 105, passed away on June 17, 2014, at the Allisonville Meadows Nursing Home in Indianapolis.

She was born March 10, 1909, in the Blue Ridge area of Shelby County near Waldron. She was a member of the West Street United Methodist Church and was a past Noble Grand of the McQuiddy Rebecah Lodge.

Mrs. Boyle was predeceased by her husband of 66 years, Edwin R. Boyle, in 2001; her parents, Charlie and Nellie Yeager; brothers, Donald, Roy and Bob; sisters, Maxine and Evelyn.

She is survived by her youngest sibling, Betty Benson of near Waldron; children: Tom Boyle and wife, Annette, of Indianapolis; Kathy Cheatham and husband, Roy, of St. Augustine, Florida; John Boyle and wife, Jo Ella, of Punta Gorda, Florida; and Charles Boyle of Indianapolis. She had nine grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

Mrs. Boyle was a 1927 graduate of Waldron High School and attended the Terhune Business College. She was a “fiercely independent” lady, living alone in Shelbyville until 100 years old. She said many times she enjoyed life, prayed a lot, enjoyed bird-watching, reading and eating cookies. She was dubbed “The Cookie Monster” by those around her and she enjoyed the title. She was renowned for her exceptional apple pie which many failingly tried to duplicate.

Visitation will be from 9 until 11 a.m. Saturday, June 21, 2014, at Murphy-Parks Funeral Service & Crematory, 703 S. Harrison St., Shelbyville.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Carl Ewick officiating.

Burial will be at Forest Hill Cemetery in Shelbyville.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the West Street United Methodist Church, 629 S. West St., Shelbyville, IN 46176; or to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana, 2626 E. 17th Street, Columbus, IN 47201.

Funeral directors Greg A. Parks, Sheila J. Parks and Stuart Parks are honored to conduct the services for Mrs. Boyle.

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Robert Jones
   Posted Thu June 19, 2014
So sorry to read of Mildred's passing...She took care of me when I was much younger...I know Tom and John Boyle very well and want them to know my heart will be with them in their loss.....Bob

Jane Brinson Higgins
   Posted Thu June 19, 2014
Tom, Annette, and all,

I am sorry to hear about the loss of your mother and grandmother. I remember lots of time spent at their house when we were kids. Good memories.


Perry Metz
   Posted Fri June 20, 2014
Your mom was remarkable, and not only for having reached the 105-year milestone. Her rep as Cookie Monster shows that Boyle-PBS connection goes back many years! To have had her for so many years is a blessing and I send my sympathies for your loss. My hope is that she was able to see and take pride in your many accomplishments over the years.
I continue to value your friendship and advice,

   Posted Fri June 20, 2014
Know you will miss your Mother, but glad you had so much time with her.

Sorry for your loss.


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