Longtime Goodland, KS resident Loretta A. Boyington, 96, passed away on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at her daughter’s home in Wichita, KS.
Loretta was born on March 3, 1923 in Howells, NE to Adolph and Bessie (Stecher) Evert. She was one of 10 children. In 1941, Loretta graduated from Sherman Community High School. On April 8, 1948, she married John W. Boyington in Burlington, CO. To this union, five children were born; Eldon, Patricia, Toni, John, and Georgia.
John and Loretta owned and operated the Boyington Motel and Café for many years. Following that, Loretta worked at the Goodland Regional Medical Center as a physical therapy aide until her retirement.
Loretta was a member of Our Lady Perpetual Help Catholic Church. She enjoyed traveling, her children, and their families.
Preceding her in death were her parents, her husband John, infant daughter Patricia, 5 sisters; Delores, Wilma, Lorene, Dorothy, and Rita, and 3 brothers; LeRoy, Robert John, and Norval.
She is survived by her children Eldon (Joy) Boyington of Goodland, KS, Toni (Ed) Ackerman of Brewster, KS, John (Donna) Boyington of Phillipsburg, KS, and Georgia (Mike) Plant of Wichita, KS. She is also survived by 10 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, and her sister Norma Graham of Douglas, WY.