Josephine Boyer, Ephrata VFW auxiliary president, Legion manager, dies

By on January 26, 2012

Josephine R. "Jo" Boyer, 85, of Ephrata, passed away Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012 at Ephrata Community Hospital after a brief illness.

Her husband, the late Jonathan H. Boyer, passed away in 1974. Born in Voganville, Jo was the daughter of the late John D. and Ruth (McGallgher) Baringer.

She worked as a food service manager at the former Foodergong and American Legion in Ephrata.

She was an avid card player and bird watcher and loved dining out.

Jo was a past president of the Ephrata VFW Post 3376 Ladies Auxiliary.

She is survived by a daughter: Joni L. Rusnak, of Columbia, S.C.; three sons: Lynne D. Boyer, husband of Joyce A. Boyer, of Ephrata; Brian J. Boyer, of Akron; and Bruce E. Boyer, of Ephrata; and five grandchildren.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by brothers: Clyde Baringer, Ralph Baringer and Harvey Baringer Jr.

Funeral services will be held at Paul L. Gravenor Home For Funerals, 100 W. Main St., Ephrata, on Jan. 30 at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Stevin Hoffman officiating. Place of interment will be Lincoln Cemetery, Lincoln-Ephrata.

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