Marion Boyle | News, Sports, Jobs


Mass of Christian Burial for Marion Frances Boyle, 98, Denver, CO and longtime resident of Lawrence, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on June 1, 2024, at Sts. Lawrence Catholic Campus Center. Private inurnment will be in Pioneer Cemetery.

Mrs. Boyle passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 7, 2024, at her residence in Denver, Colorado, where she had resided for the past eighteen months. She was born December 30, 1925, in Syracuse, NY, the daughter of H. Everett and Marion Mullen Brown. She graduated from Nottingham High School in Syracuse and received bachelor’s degrees from Syracuse University’s College of Business Administration and School of Education. He later earned his master’s degree in education from the University of Kansas.

Mrs. Boyle married Alexander L. Boyle on June 26, 1948, in Syracuse, NY and together they moved to Lawrence, Kansas in 1953 when her husband joined the design department at the University of Kansas. She was an instructor at Lawrence High School, Haskell Indian Nations University and retired in 1993 from the University of Kansas as associate director and project advisor and coordinator in the department of student services and assistance.

During her time in Lawrence, she was a member of St. John the Evangelist Church, Corpus Christi Catholic Church, and St. Mary’s Catholic Campus Center. Lawrence. She was active in her church communities, especially in St. Lawrence Catholic Campus Center, where she and her husband have been devoted members since the establishment of the Campus Center and the building of the campus ministry. She was a member of the University Women’s Club, LINK, volunteer heart associate and served on many committees throughout her career. After retiring in 1993, she worked as a tax preparer for H&R Block and enjoyed traveling the country and Europe with her husband, who predeceased her in 2006. She was an avid bridge player and played regularly until a few years ago.

Survivors include four daughters, Sharon Boyle, Susan Boyle, Eileen Wirth (Greg) and Caroline Wilten (Tom). Two sons, Christopher Boyle and Kevin Boyle, seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sisters-in-law Lynn Boyle and Joan Boyle, her brother-in-law Thomas Campbell and many nieces and nephews.

The family is very grateful for the kindness and care provided to their mother by the staff of Brookdale Parkplace and Hospice Health One during her residence in Denver, Colorado.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Student Scholarships at the St. Catholic Campus Center. Lawrence or Brookdale Parkplace Employee Appreciation Fund. Please send c/o Warren-McElwain Mortuary, 120 West 13th Street, Lawrence, KS 66044, which is handling arrangements.

For more information or to post condolences, go to


Related Articles

Back to top button