Jean R. (Rhoads) Boyer, 86, of Gilbertsville, wife of James L. Boyer, passed away on September 4, 2021 at Pottstown Hospital.
Born in Pottstown, she was the daughter of the late Arthur Earl and Jennie E. (Yerger) Rhoads.
Jean was a very active member at New Hanover Lutheran Church in Gilbertsville. She was a member of the Schuylkill Chapter #338 Order of Eastern Star, member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Valley of Reading Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite and former president and vice president of PMMC East Auxiliary. Jean received her degree in education from Kutztown University, going on to work as a 2 nd grade elementary school teacher at the Jefferson Building. She worked for many years as the manager for the gift shop at the Pottstown Memorial Medical Center.
Surviving with her husband is son Scot Smale, husband of Kelly; daughters Debra S. Smale, and Darlene S. Medlar, wife of Jeff; stepsons Michael Boyer, husband of Carolyn, Steven Boyer, husband of Maria, Phillip Boyer, husband of Jen and James Boyer, husband of Lisa; 4 grandchildren; 10 step grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren and 2 step great grandchildren. Along with her parents, she is predeceased by her sister Alice Evans and Arline (Seeders) Freese.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, September 10, 12:00 Noon at New Hanover Lutheran Church, 2941 Lutheran Rd, Gilbertsville, PA 19525 with burial to follow in Pottstown Cemetery West. Visitation will be Friday from 11:00AM to 11:45AM at the church.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jean's name to New Hanover Lutheran Church at the above address or the American Lung Association, Donation Processing Center PO Box 11039, Lewiston, ME 04243-9409.