Eileen Alice (Segelken) Boyd, 98, of Sparta, IL; born on December 30, 1923 in DuQuoin, IL the daughter of Carl and Margaret (Lee) Segelken; passed away on Wednesday, October 19, 2022 in Sparta, IL.
To her very last breath, Eileen was deeply devoted to her family and the Lord. In her younger days she was an active member of St. John Lutheran Church. She taught many years of Sunday School there, and she touched the lives of decades of young new believers. She was also an active member of Lutheran Women’s Missionary League, Funeral Meals Service Team and often a leader at Vacation Bible School. Eileen and her husband Bill faithfully created baptismal banners to be presented to baby’s families on their baptismal day. She had great affection for all God’s creatures and whenever possible had a pet by her side. She had a ready smile and continually shared words of kindness and encouragement to all she met. She will be deeply missed.
She is survived by two daughters – Janice (David) Bjornson of O’Fallon, IL and Cindy Esala of Collierville, TN; three grandchildren – Boyd Esala, Andy Esala, and Joshua Bjornson; other relatives and friends.
Eileen was preceded in death by her husband – Bill Boyd; parents; sister – Connie Krone; brother – Kenneth Segelken.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.heilschuessler.com.
In lieu of flowers, please feel free to make a donation to the Macular Degeneration Association (https://macularhope.org).
Graveside Committal Services for Mrs. Boyd will be held at Caledonia Cemetery on Saturday, October 22, 2022 at 3:00 p.m. with Rev. Carl Miller officiating. Friends and family are asked to meet directly at Caledonia Cemetery.
Heil-Schuessler & Sinn Funeral Home in Sparta, IL is in charge of arrangements.