Obituary: Joyce Boardman, 88, of Hannibal

Joyce Boardman
Posted: Apr. 29, 2019 5:37 pm

Joyce Boardman, 88, of Hannibal, passed away at 12:15 a.m. Saturday, April 27, 2019, at Mercy Hospital in St. Louis.

A Mass of Christian burial will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 1, 2019, at the Holy Family Catholic Church in Hannibal. Burial will be at Grand View Burial Park in Hannibal.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of services Wednesday at the church.

The family is being served by the James O’Donnell Funeral Home of Hannibal.

Joyce was born Jan. 26, 1931, in Desoto, Wis., to James and Edna Kish Armoto.

She was married to Donald A. Boardman Sr. on Sept. 18, 1948, in Genoa, Wis. He preceded her in death on Jan. 15, 1990.

Survivors include four children, Donald A. Boardman Jr. (Carolyn) of Wildwood, Christine Moen (Thomas) of Franklin, Tenn., Michael Boardman (Jennifer) of Eureka Springs, Ark., and Jane Boardman of San Diego, Calif. She is also survived by nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and 14 brothers and sisters.

Joyce was a homemaker and mother. She was a talented seamstress who enjoyed cross stitching, quilting and making clothing for her children in their younger years. A wonderful baker, Joyce made the most delicious bread, pecan rolls and homemade chicken noodle soup. An avid reader, Joyce especially enjoyed thrillers and mysteries. Golfing with her husband, Donald, at the Hannibal American Legion were outings that Joyce always enjoyed.  Travelling abroad to visit Egypt, China and even the Vatican were trips that Joyce took great pleasure in. Time shared with family and friends were treasured most by Joyce.

Joyce was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church.

Pallbearers will be Benjamin Boardman, Alexander Moen, Jonathon Boardman, Matthew Boardman, Keaton Boardman and Camden Boardman.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or the American Diabetes Association.

Online condolences may be made and video tribute may be viewed at 


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