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Our Dear Sweet Momma, Mary Louise Boyle went to be with her Lord on Sunday, September 18, 2022. Our hearts are broken yet we celebrate that she is now free of pain. She was born February 19, 1937, in Chicago, Illinois, to the late Wesley and Bernice (Hall) Owen. She married the love of her life, Richard Allan Boyle on June 27, 1957, in Kalamazoo, MI. They celebrated 65 years of marriage together this past summer, before mom passed away. Mary Lou was an avid reader, crocheted, loved swimming, golfing and spending time with the people she loved.

She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Richard; daughters, Kathy (Carl) Goff and Chris (Frank) Montes; son, Rick (Julie) Boyle; grandsons, Colin (Samantha) and Chase Goff, Jordan and Mitchell (Lydia) Montes, and Caleb Boyle; granddaughter, Kara Boyle; great-granddaughters, Stella Montes and Natalie Brunsink; brother, Ken Owens; sister-in-law, Norma Boyle; brother-in-law, Ray Hoogenboom; cousin, Nancy; dog, Chula; and many nephews, nieces, and friends.

A celebration of life will take place, Sunday, September 25, 2022, from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. at the Orangeville Township Hall, 7350 Lindsey Road, Plainwell, MI 49080, food and drinks will be provided.

The family asks that no flowers be sent, however, if you would like to make a donation in Mary Lou’s memory please do so to Centrica Care Navigators (Hospice), 7100 Stadium Drive, Kalamazoo, MI 49009, or The Cancer Center of Kalamazoo.

We simply cannot express our gratitude enough to those who visited with Mom, sent cards, sent food and supported our family through one of the most difficult times we’ve ever experienced. Your hugs, love, and prayers meant the world to her as well as each of us. Thank you just doesn’t seem sufficient. God sure blessed us beyond words with our precious wife, mother, mother-in-law, grandma, and Gigi.

Gone from this earth…but Never From Our Hearts. A Life Well Lived!

To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Marylou’s online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit:

Cremation arrangements are entrusted to Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Grand Rapids, 616-452-3006.



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  1. Shannon, Ted, Courtney, Cody and family on September 21, 2022 at 4:22 pm

    Love you all so much! So sorry you lost your Matriarch, your feisty, loving, funny, mom, grandma/great grandma, wife, aunt, and friend! Sending healing prayers to you all! ❤️❤️❤️

  2. Chris Pancoast on September 21, 2022 at 10:15 pm

    Oh how blessed I was to have known Mary Lou, I will never forget that beautiful smile! 💕
    I take great comfort knowing she is with our Lord and not suffering anymore, and I will see her again.
    With someone as special as Mary Lou I can’t imagine the hole that She’ll leave for all of you and pray that all the beautiful memories you hold of her will help you threw the day’s a head – with my condolences & love

  3. Bill & Kris McLaughlin on September 22, 2022 at 12:00 pm

    Dick & family,
    We are so sorry for your loss. Mary Lou was a very good friend of my mom, and I remember the many times our families spent time at the lake together. Mom & Mary Lou enjoyed taking their grandchildren Jordan & Kent on outings together. The two of them were so proud of their grandsons, and I know Mary Lou would have been just as proud of all her kids, grand kids, and great grand children. I remember every Saturday morning in the youth bowling league that Rick, Jeff Anderson, my brother Bob & myself were a team. It really demonstrated her love, because I don’t know who would have enjoyed watching the 4 of us throw gutter balls every week :) Mary Lou will be missed, but will live on in all the good memories that she helped create for all of us. I even picture her & mom teeing off behind the pearly gates as I write this. You are all in our thoughts & prayers, and we look forward to seeing all of you Sunday.

  4. Jacki Denaway on September 24, 2022 at 8:12 pm

    Your mom-grandma Lou, was a special person to me. As a neighborhood kid that often stayed at your house, I found love and attention that I needed. I will forever hold those great memories in my grateful heart. I love Dick and Marylou, I always looked up to their example of great parents, husband and wife. Love to all. Best family ever.
    A heart that grieves was a heart that was loved ❤️ Love, Jac

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