Esther J. Boyles

July 13, 2016

Esther J. Boyles 57, of Frankfort, IN, died at 8:50 a.m. July 13, 2016 at Witham Hospital, Lebanon, IN. Born April 22, 1959 in Frankfort, IN to Rev. Lewis G. & Mildred D. (Bowers) Smith. She married Timothy Boyles on April 25, 1977 and he preceded her in death on January 3, 2016.  Esther was a 1977 graduate of Frankfort High School and was a lifelong resident of Frankfort.  She worked at Frankfort Bottle Gas as an office manager for over 20 years, worked at Wal-Mart in the fabric department for 9 years, and then for over 10 year owned her own daycare.  She attended the First Church of the Nazarene and was a member of Ladies of the Moose.

Visitation and Services

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main St., Frankfort. Rev. Lewis Wheeler and Rev. Lewis Smith will officiate. Visitation will be Monday, July 18th from 4-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Green Lawn Memorial Park. Memorial donations may be made to Healthy Communities of Clinton County, 1458 Oak St., Suite B, Frankfort, IN 46041.

Survived by:

Father: Rev. Lewis Smith of Frankfort Son: Cory B. Boyles of Frankfort, Step-son: Tim B. Boyles of Frankfort, 2 Brothers: Dr. Henry Lewis (Teresa) Smith of Cicero, Rev. Joseph U. (Sharon) Smith of Shelbyville, 5 Sisters: Rachel (James) Meek of Frankfort, Elizabeth (Todd) Hamilton of Kansas, Mary Anne (Stuart) Wheeler of Frankfort, Becky (Kim) Dewhurst of Lexington, KY, Glenda (James) Barnard of Frankfort, 4 Grandchildren, Kole, Konnor, Parker & Paisley.

Preceded by:

In addition to her husband, she is preceded in death by her mother.


Leave your Condolences

30 Condolences for “Esther J. Boyles”

  1. Kathy July 14, 2016 at 4:48 pm

    May you rest in peace, you will be missed by everyone that knew you!

  2. Cindy Kelly July 14, 2016 at 4:49 pm

    So sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful person!! She will be missed! Prayers to the family.

  3. Marty Frye July 14, 2016 at 4:57 pm

    So so sorry to hear of Esthers passing, she was a wonderful Lady and always seemed to be smiling. I tried to talk with her when she would come into IGA. She will be Greatly Missed, my Prayers to her Family

  4. Shan July 14, 2016 at 5:30 pm

    Prayers and thoughts are with you all! May Gods peace and comfort surround you through the days ahead!

  5. Kenny Harris July 14, 2016 at 5:41 pm

    RIP Esther 🙁 My heart goes out to the entire family

  6. connie blubaugh July 14, 2016 at 5:48 pm

    i am so sorry to hear of Ester’s passing , all my prayer to the family , she was a good person and loved to laugh.

  7. Debi York-Thomas July 14, 2016 at 6:01 pm

    This has broke my heart for all of you. I have known Ester for years, but only became good friends a year ago. She is one of the best people I know. There are no words that work right now. Fly high my dear friend go and hold Tim’s hand. Love you.

  8. Deborah Reagan July 14, 2016 at 6:24 pm

    RIP Esther. You are with your loving husband now but we will so very much miss you! Such a special woman! Deb and Terry Reagan

  9. Lorraine Allen July 14, 2016 at 6:41 pm

    Our deepest Condolences and prayers are with the family. May God wrap his loving arms around you and give you peace…Jeff and Lorraine Allen

  10. Carolyn White July 14, 2016 at 7:04 pm

    So sorry for the loss of your mother, Esther was a very nice lady. My prayers will be with your family at this time.

  11. Nancy J Emans July 14, 2016 at 7:05 pm

    To Esther’s Family, I am so very sorry for you losing such a beautiful family member. Her smile & being there for you I will miss.

  12. Brenda Skiles July 14, 2016 at 7:45 pm

    So sorry for your loss! I worked with her at Walmart, Esther was a hard worker, and a joy to be around! She will be greatly missed! May the Lord comfort you as only He can during this time.
    Ron and Brenda Skiles

  13. Debbie (Smith) Kempf July 14, 2016 at 8:04 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss. I’ll always remember all the good times we had. I loved her a lot, thought of her so much over the years. I feel so sad about not going to see her.

  14. Pam Burton July 14, 2016 at 8:06 pm

    Cory I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers. She was a good person and neighbor and will be missed by all.

  15. Erin July 14, 2016 at 8:46 pm

    Such a sweet lady that will be missed by many. Fly high

  16. Julie Chriswell July 14, 2016 at 9:06 pm

    Will miss your smiling face. May you rest in peace.

  17. Connie July 14, 2016 at 10:09 pm

    Sorry for your loss. She was a good nana. She will be missed .

  18. Max and Janie Clark July 14, 2016 at 10:11 pm

    Wonderful person! She will be missed. Prayers for the family!

  19. Elaine Walden July 14, 2016 at 10:31 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss. You are all in my prayers.

  20. Kim Shanks July 14, 2016 at 10:32 pm

    Cory, so sorry you are having to deal with losing both parents I know it’s not fair but just be grateful they are both together and at peace. I know how much they both loved you and the grandkids!

  21. Pam Snyder July 14, 2016 at 11:49 pm

    Cory, I’m so sorry for the loss of your mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  22. Kathy Cottrell July 15, 2016 at 12:14 am

    To all of Esther;s family. I’m so sorry to hear about Esther. I didn’t know she was ill until Sunday. I left for Tennessee on Tuesday. I now live wth Sandra so I can’t be there with you, but my thoughts & prayers are with you all. Love to all & I know God knows how to comfort each one of you. Prayers

  23. Priscilla Worth July 15, 2016 at 6:47 am

    Rest in peace Esther. You are a nice, wonderful lady. Hugs and prayers to your family

  24. Susie Plunkitt July 15, 2016 at 10:13 am

    Cory, so sorry about the loss of your mom. It has to be very hard, especially so soon after the loss of your dad. Hang in there. Things have to seem so insurmountable right now & you must feel that you just can’t win at any turn. So sorry. You have a Father in Heaven Who loves you & loved you even before you were born. Try to rest in Him. We cannot understand the whys of this life, but He knows. It seems lately that so many great folks are dying & perhaps God is just saving them from what is to come. Things are getting crazier & crazier & now your parents just don’t have to be worried or concerned about this life. They are with Our Lord as we will one day be. Hang on to this truth! Susie Plunkitt

  25. Shelly& Jeff Ruckel July 15, 2016 at 1:14 pm

    So sorry for your loss!!!!!! Heaven gained an another angle!!!! Our thoughts are with you all. Ruckels & Bakers

  26. Donna Chandler July 15, 2016 at 11:23 pm

    Esther has left a great legacy to many. She loved all of her family deeply, a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister and aunt. She loved children and those she cared for had a very special bond with her. She was a very good friend to many and would help anyone if she could. Her passing leaves a huge void which can never be filled. I will always miss her but know she is no longer in pain and is at peace. May you all find comfort in the everlasting arms of God. My deepest sympathy to all of the family.

  27. Kristy July 16, 2016 at 5:53 am

    My Aunt Esther was my hero! I will never forget all the fun times we had together. I will miss her with all my heart, but am glad for the hope of heaven when I get to see her again! Love you Aunt Esther!

  28. Donnie-Debbie Baker July 17, 2016 at 4:27 pm

    Cory, we are so sorry to hear of your mothers passing. We can pray for you and your family during this sad time. I knew your mother from school and we were both in the class of 1977. Sincere sympathy for you and your family.. The Baker Family

  29. Martha Pillion Herston July 18, 2016 at 4:59 pm

    I went to school with Esther. I am so sorry for your loss, sending prayers to the family.

  30. Patricia Dixon – Sprinkle July 24, 2016 at 5:30 pm

    Rev. Smith and family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My mind is flooded with so many precious memories. Praying for you all, may the Lord cover each and every one of you with a blanket of comfort and peace as you all pass through this journey of sorrow.
    In Christ,
    Patricia Dixon-Sprinkle

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