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Joann Boyd Afton

Published: Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 10:01 a.m. CDT • Updated: Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 11:31 a.m. CDT

Joann Boyd, 81, of Afton died Dec. 10, 2013, at her home in Afton.

Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, at Powers Funeral Home, 612 N. Dodge St., Afton. The Rev. Jim Morris will officiate. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery in Afton. Memorials may be given to the family or American Cancer Fund. Online condolences may be left at

Joann Betty Boyd, daughter of Bertha Elizabeth (Dady) and Carlton Evert Hageman, was born March 23, 1932, in Diagonal.

Joann was educated in Diagonal Schools.

In November 1948, Joann married Robert Stephens. They lived and worked in the Diagonal area. They divorced in 1961.

Joann lived for a time in Arispe.

On Oct. 16, 1964, Joann married Richard Thomas Boyd in Mount Ayr. They lived all of their married life in the Afton area.

Joann was a certified nursing assistant in both the Creston and Afton area for 30 years.

Tom died in February 2011.

Joann was a member of Afton United Methodist Church.

Joann is survived by her sons, Gary (wife Marilyn) Stephens of Diagonal and John Stephens (companion Laurie) of Creston; daughters, Betty Barratt of Burlington, Marla (husband Delbert) Pistol of Hopkins, Mo., and Theresa Hartman (friend Don) of Afton; 13 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband Tom, Joann was preceded in death by her parents, ex-husband Bob Stephens in 1976, son Bobby Stephens in 1975, brother Doyle Hageman; and sisters, Veretta Campbell, Vera Crew, Vanetta McNutt, Velma Wiley, Donna Diewold and Cleo Kouns.

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