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Betty “Charlene” Boyd

January 11, 1934 — February 27, 2023

Betty “Charlene” Boyd, 89, of Tipton died at 5:00 p.m. on February 27, 2023 at IU Health Tipton Hospital. She was born in Tipton, Indiana on January 11, 1934 to Wayne & Lala (Matthews) Osburn. On July 5, 1952 she married Harold “Fred” Boyd. Harold preceded her in death on May 6, 2016.

Charlene worked for Tipton Community School Corporation starting in the High School Cafeteria as a cook and moving to the manager and later transitioning to Food Service Manager for the corporation. She worked for the school for over forty years, overseeing many meals for the students. She was a devoted and active member of Atlanta Christian Church where she played the piano for a multitude of services. She also taught Sunday school during the time her children were attending classes. Charlene was a member of Tipton Homemakers, Quilting Group, and a 4-H leader.

Charlene is survived by three children, Kenny Boyd and wife Vicky, Tipton, Dianna Boyd, Noblesville, Randy Boyd and wife Cindy, Beulah, Michigan; five grandchildren, Kenny Lee Boyd and wife Brittany, Melissa Boyd, Paula Hemmer and husband Josh, Kristen Stamps and husband Eldon, and Courtney Boyd. She has siblings David Osburn and wife Lynn, and Linda Tolle and husband Harold, a sister-in-law Marian Osburn and a brother-in-law John Boyd.

She is also survived by great-grandchildren, Shelton Boyd and fiancee’ Krisine Elrington, Zack Boyd, Cailee Boyd, Contessa Crowder, Shannon Crowder, Aniston Hemmer, TayLeighn Hemmer, Loxley Hemmer, Liam Hemmer, and Layla Boyd; step grandchildren, Jenna Stamps, Kayla Stamps, and Cassie Stamps; great-great-grandchildren, Dawn Wynter Boyd and Remi Louise Boyd.

Charlene was preceded in death by her husband and a brother, Jim Osburn.

Funeral services for Charlene will be at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 4 at Atlanta Christian Church, with Rev. Jody Brown presiding. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Tipton. Visitation will be from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. Friday at Young-Nichols Funeral Home and Saturday from 1:00 p.m. until time of the service at the church.

In lieu of flowers make memorial contributions to Atlanta Christian Church, P.O. Box 187, Atlanta, Indiana 46031, Tipton High School band/music department, 619 S. Main Street, Tipton, Indiana 46072 or your favorite charity.

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