ANNVILLE Bessie Kathryn (Wallace) Boyer, 101, died Sunday, February 17, 2013, at her daughter's residence. She was the wife of the late Daniel P. Boyer. Born in Mt. Wolf, on September 8, 1911, Bessie was the daughter of the late David and Nora (Ditton) Wallace. She was known for her 'green thumb'. In her neighborhood, the first flowers blooming in spring to the last flowers of fall were in her yard. Bessie often brought back to life neighbors' dying plants as well. She was also the confidant of several neighbors, who were often seen at her kitchen table seeking advice. She was a member of North Hills Bible Church, 1951 North Hills Road, York. The celebration of her life will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at her church with her Pastor, David Moss, officiating. Viewing will be one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in Mount Rose Cemetery. The John W. Keffer Funeral Homes and Crematory, Inc., 902 Mt. Rose Ave., York, is entrusted with arrangements. Mrs. Boyer is survived by three children, Carolyn, wife of David Pertusio of Annville, Donna, wife of Reese Collier of Marietta, and Paul Boyer, husband of Gloria of Haines City, Fla.; 10 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandsons. She was preceded in death by sister, Cora Dietz; three brothers, Lloyd, Levi, and Earl Wallace; and one granddaughter, Kathryn Hedgepeth. Contributions may be made to Hospice of Central PA, 1320 Linglestown Road, Harrisburg, PA 17110 for the wonderful care provided; or to Lebanon VA Medical Center, Volunteer Service (IOV), 1700 S Lincoln St., Lebanon, PA 17042 in honor of Bessie and Danny's lifelong support of disabled veterans. KefferFH.com
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Published in York Daily Record & York Dispatch on Feb. 20, 2013