Sister Marietta (Mary) Boyd

Alton | Thursday, June 19 2014

Sister Marietta (Mary) Boyd, OSU died peacefully on June 19, 2014 at the Ursuline Queen of Peace Healthcare Center in Alton, IL.  The daughter of Joseph Michael Boyd and Alice Burk Boyd, she was born on March 6, 1930 in St. Louis, MO.  She is survived by one sister, Doris Boyd Mather; a sister-in-law, Karen Boyd; a half-sister Dorothy Stein plus several nieces and nephews.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Joseph Michael Boyd.Sister Marietta attended Blessed Sacrament grade school and Ursuline Academy, Kirkwood, Missouri.  She entered the Ursuline Sisters in July 1948 and professed her vows in January 1952.  Known for her wit and humor, she served her Sisters as infirmarian, plant manager and treasurer/business manager for many years.  She retired to the Nazareth Living Center in June 2005.  In May 2014, she transferred to the Ursuline Queen of Peace Healthcare Center in Alton, IL.A Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 10:00 am on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at the Ursuline Convent chapel, 845 Danforth St., Alton, IL.  Visitation will be at 9:00 am. Monsignor Kenneth Steffen will preside.Memorials may be made to the Queen of Peace Healthcare Center, 845 Danforth Street, Alton, Illinois, 62002.Staten-Fine Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.Online condolences and guestbook may be found at

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