Barbara Jayne Boyes

Birth Date: 
Tuesday, September 13, 1932
Date of Passing: 
Friday, October 29, 2021

Barbara Jayne Boyes, 89, of Wooster passed away on Friday, October 29, 2021 at Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare in Wooster.

She was born September 13, 1932 in West Salem the daughter of Cecil and Mary Helen Grube Palmer. She married Henry Virgil Boyes on April 7, 1951 at the Wooster Baptist Temple. He preceded her in death in 1989.

Barbara was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great-grandmother, and the grandchildren just loved her. Barbara was even a “grandmother” at church – she talked to everybody. Her children were often told; “Your mother is just the sweetest person.” Barbara had simple tastes – Papa Johns was a favorite of hers. She loved to cook and she loved her family. Barbara never had an unkind word to say about anyone.

Surviving are her children Deborah (Bob) Swisher, Diane (Joel) Chupp, and Scott (Susan) Boyes; grandchildren Leslie (Rob) Marshall, Ryan (Sharra) Swisher, Jeremy (Melissa) Chupp, Anita (Mike Wylde) Chupp Wylde, Matthew (Tara) Chupp, Natalie Kolp, Emily (Ryan) Chenevey, Rachael Boyes, and Daniel Boyes; great-grandchildren Ali (Josiah) Shalala, Tanyon Franks, Corbin Marshall, Delaney Marshall, Reid Swisher, Blake Swisher, Elli Swisher, Charlotte Chenevey, Grace Chupp, Gabe Chupp, Hannah Chupp, Nathan Chupp, Aden Roberts, Jack Wylde, Raven Wylde, Rey Wylde, Sylvie Wylde, Noah Kolp, and Lucas Kolp; great-great-grandchildren Breyson, Asher, and Brielle Shalala.

In addition to her parents and husband, Barbara was preceded in death by her siblings Betty Mann, William Palmer, twin Beverly J. Fry George, Marilyn Stephenson, and Jerry Palmer.

Private family services will be held with Chaplain Daron Butler officiating.

McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., in Wooster is assisting the family.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Wooster Community Hospital Foundation, 1761 Beall Ave., Wooster, OH 44691 or to Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare, 1900 Akron Rd., Wooster, OH 44691.

Online condolences may be left for the family at

Memorial Contributions: 

Wooster Community Hospital Foundation, 1761 Beall Ave., Wooster, OH 44691 or to Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare, 1900 Akron Rd., Wooster, OH 44691.


Private family services will be held with Chaplain Daron Butler officiating.


Barb was one classy lady. She was one of the kindest individuals I had the pleasure of knowing. Barb was a dedicated wife and mother, and more than anything loved and served her Lord faithfully. I will always remember Barbie's love and kindness toward me every time we saw one another. The world lost a precious soul, but Heaven gained a child of God who had served her Father well. To God be the glory!
My deepest sympathies to her family.

Your mother, grandmother, great grandmother was a wonderful Christian lady who seemed to love everyone she knew. I loved her generous smile and warm personality. Praying for you as you grieve your loss.

Barb was a beautiful person would always have a smile and a kind word to say I enjoyed Seether at the Wooster eye center when she came in for adjustments. God bless her soul and I will miss her ♥️♥️

Barb was truly a woman with a Christ filled spirit. Her smile always filled the room. We know she will be missed by all her family and friends. She will always be thought fondly of. Jann loved setting beside her in The West Hill Baptist Choir, she had a beautiful alto voice, Our deepest sympathy.

Aunt Barbara was married to my momma’s twin brother, Virgil ! I remember her being the sweetest lady with a great sense of humor and lots of love !
I’m so sorry for the family’s loss ! May God bless you all and wrap you in His loving arms at this time and always!

Our condolences. Barbara was always the sweetest lady. Prayers for the family.

Dear Debbie and ALL your Families, I’m so sorry to hear of your MOTHER’s death. I remember all the fun we had together when I stayed overnight at you home where your MOM always made me feel so welcomed and yes she was a wonderful cook. Your MOTHER will truly be missed by everyone who knew her. Your ALL in my thoughts and prayers. With OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY, GREG AND MARITA BUCHANAN

So sorry for your loss! Your mom was a wonderful person that always made everyone feel included. Always a smile. Praying for you through these difficult days!

I am so sorry for your loss, she sure was a pretty woman. I didn't know her, but wish I would have.

So sorry to hear about the loss of your mother, my aunt. Prayers and condolences to all. She was surely blessed to have such a long and fulfilling life! Hold on to all those precious memories they help you to heal. Hugs, Janet Bell Fost

Our condolences go out to your family for your loss. Aunt Barb will always be remembered for her beautiful smile, kind words and always being compassionate about others. We will always have fond memories of her and my mom.

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