Hilda E. Boyles

FRANKLIN -- Hilda E. Boyles, 91, of Franklin, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011, at Countryside Care Center in Delhi.

Hilda was born on June 27, 1920, in Liberty, the daughter of the late George and Rosa (Knickerbocker) Marshall. She was married to Wayne E Boyles, who predeceased her on Nov. 8, 1998.

As a homemaker, Hilda shared the duties of operating the farm with her family. In her younger years, Hilda was an accomplished horseback rider.

Hilda is survived by her children and their spouses, George and Karen Lewis of Elko, Nev., Robert and Jane Lewis of Mount Vision, Donna and George Edwards of Franklin, Wayne and Evelyn Boyles Jr. of Franklin, Leon Boyles of Franklin and Kathy and Mike Gracey of Hamden.

She is also survived by her 21 grandchildren and 72 great-and-great-great-grandchildren.

Hilda was predeceased by her daughter, Rosa Lewis; her son, Charles Lewis and her siblings, Daisy Houghtaling, Carl Marshall and Ken Marshall.

There will be no calling hours and burial will be at the convenience of the family.

Hilda's family wishes to give special thanks to Jack Early, the Franklin Emergency Squad, the Catskill Area Hospice and Palliative Care and the staff at Countryside Care Center.

Donations in Hilda's name may be made to the Catskill Area Hospice and Palliative Care, 1 Birchwood Drive, Oneonta, NY 13820.

Condolences to the family may be made online at www.bennettfh.com.

Arrangements are by the Kenneth L. Bennett Funeral Home, Franklin.

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