Eileen Marie BOYD
May 23, 1933 – July 23, 2021
Eileen M. Boyd (Rene to many), age 88 formerly of Greencastle, PA and Canton, PA, died on Friday July 23, 2021 at the Chambersburg Hospital in Chambersburg, PA after a brief illness. She was currently a resident of Restore Health, Shippensburg, PA since May 24, and previously was at The Leland of Laurel Run, Waynesboro, PA. Born May 23, 1933 in Gleason, PA she was the daughter of the late Clyde and Ethel (Burkey) Cole. Eileen was a warm hearted, caring, loving, supportive, hardworking and intelligent woman who was loved and adored as a wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. She graduated from Canton High School, class of 1951. On March 20, 1953 she married Francis R. Boyd (Frank). He predeceased her on December 13, 2020 after 67 years of loving marriage. She raised their family of five children for nearly 5 decades, often home alone with the kids while Frank’s trucking driving responsibilities kept him from home for up to two weeks at a time. For better work opportunities they moved their young family from Canton to Laureldale, PA in 1963, then settled in Greencastle, PA in 1965. She worked for several years in the Greencastle-Antrim High School cafeteria. She was an excellent cook, and enjoyed gardening, canning and reading. She greatly enjoyed family gatherings, her grandkids and great-grandkids. She instigated laughter. She loved RVing and big motorcycle rides, and enjoyed travel with many trips to Florida in winter and Canada in summer. She was the spiritual leader of the family and a member of Antrim Brethren in Christ. Surviving family are a daughter Marilyn (Joe) Hoover of Shady Grove, PA, and sons Robert (Debra Shoemaker) Boyd of Marysville, PA, Kevin (Bonnie Eberly) Boyd, Greencastle, and Bradley (Cara Kelly) Boyd, Pittsburgh, PA; eleven grandchildren, Shawn (Lauren) Cassell, Car-rie (Luis Ramero) Cassell, Heidi (Joe) Umbrell, David Snyder, Beth (Brian) Myers, Kathryn (Andrew Dashevsky) Boyd, Joseph (Kirsten Tracy) Boyd, Emily (Ross McMann) Boyd, Ryan (Nikki) Boyd, Brett (Brianne) Boyd, and Justin Boyd; and twenty-two great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents and husband, Eileen was preceded in death by a daughter Susan (1980) and granddaughter Erika (1992); sisters Marjorie E. (Emerson) Hufford, Elizabeth M. “Betty” (Marshall) Boyd, Mildred L. (William) Spencer, Helen J. (Howard) Sindlinger, and Mary E. (Jack) Pine; brothers William C. Cole, Robert L. Cole, and Donald V. Cole. A memorial celebration will be held Saturday August 21, 2021, and a graveside funeral service for immediate family members will be held at a date to be determined.