Chester Vern Boyer

Chester Vern Boyer

Arbela, Scotland County, Missouri, USA
Death 1 Dec 1981 (aged 78)
Joplin, Newton County, Missouri, USA
Burial Purcell, Jasper County, Missouri, USA
Memorial ID 93319797 · View Source
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Married Apr. 7, 1923

Joplin Globe
Wednesday, December 2, 1981 - Page 8 A


ALBA, Mo. - Chester Vern Boyer, 78, patriarch of Missouri's No. 1 baseball family, died at 6:45 a.m. Tuesday at Freeman Hospital in Joplin where he had been a patient since Nov 13.
Born Oct 14, 1903 at Arbella, Mo., Mr. Boyer had resided in Alba the last 40 years, moving there from nearby Cossville. He served four terms as mayor and also was a member of the Alba Board of Education. Boyer was a retired employee of the Locarni Quarry in Carthage.
He was active in Little League baseball and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Jasper.
All seven sons of Vern and Mable Agnes Boyer signed professional baseball contracts and three of them played in the major leagues.
Cloyd Boyer of Webb City pitched for St. Louis and Kansas City in the major leagues and managed and coached in the minor leagues prior to coaching stints with the New York Yankees and Atlanta Braves. He is now pitching coach for the Kansas City Royals.

Kenton Boyer, St. Louis, was an all-star third baseman with the St. Louis Cardinals and later managed the Cardinals. He recently signed to manage the Cardinals triple-A farm club at Louisville, Ky., for the 1982 season.

Clete Boyer, Atlanta, Georgia was signed to a bonus contract with the Kansas City Athletics in 1955 but was an all-star third baseman for the New York Yankees. He is currently third base coach for the Oakland A's.

The other sons, Wayne, Kokomo, Ind.; Leonard and Ron, both of Webb City, and Lynn, Independence, Mo., all played minor league baseball.

Other survivors include six daughters, Mrs. Juanita Woodmansee, Mrs. Pansy Schell and Mrs. Barbara McNary all of Alba, Mrs. Delorse Webb, Jasper, Mrs. Shirley Lockhart, Fayetteville, Ark., and Mrs. Marcella Dabbs, Oronogo; a sister, Mrs. Velma Ligon, Tuscon, Ariz.; 41 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

Boyer was preceded in death by his wife on Nov. 24, 1971.

Services for Mr. Boyer will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Hedge-Lewis Funeral home in Webb City. Lincoln York, minister, will officiate. Burial will be in Friend's Cemetery at Purcell.

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