Betty Jane Puphal Boyd

Betty Jane Puphal Boyd, 82, of Siler City, went home to be with her Lord Saturday, March 30th, 2024, at home surrounded by family.

Betty was born in Lincoln County, Wisconsin on March 3rd, 1942, to Henry and Bernice Liesman Puphal. She is preceded in death by her parents, her daughter, Kristine Hinson; her brothers, Laverne Puphal, Duane Puphal, Henry “Hank” Puphal, and James Puphal; her sister, Gloria Trzebiatowski; and her grandson, Luke Moore.

She is survived by her daughter, Kim Boyd Moore (Tim) of Siler City; brother, Reuben Puphal of Merrill, WI; sisters, Eileen Richards, Victoria Drost, Sally Boyd, and Jeannie Robl all of Merrill, WI; grandchildren, Freedom Hinson, Steve Hinson, II, Bobbi Jo Hinson Harber, Lance Moore, David Moore, John Moore, Sarah Crowder, and Hannah Moore; and great grandchildren, Emma Lou Crowder, Cooper Crowder and Luke Murillo.

Betty loved spending time with her family, especially her great grandchildren. She loved to sew, read, and do crafts. She especially enjoyed playing games with her great grandchildren. She was the owner/manager of Curves for Women gym when she lived in Florida, and she was a Certified Nursing Assistant for the better part of her career.

The family will be having a service at a later date in Merrill, WI.

Smith & Buckner Funeral Home will be assisting the Boyd family.

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