Philip Boyts

1/23/2013

Philip D. Boyts, 67, of Garden City, died Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, at the Life Care Center of Andover in Andover.

Philip D. Boyts, 67, of Garden City, died Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, at the Life Care Center of Andover in Andover.

He was born June 25, 1945, in Harper, to Earl and Ella Marie Barber Boyts. He graduated from Attica High School.

On July 8, 1972, he married Rosemary Wood in Wichita. They lived in Garden City until 1980 and returned to Garden City in 1990. She died March 28, 2012. He also was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, James Boyts.

Mr. Boyts worked as a high school special education teacher for USD 457 for many years. He enjoyed watching high school sporting events and spending time with his grandchildren. He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church of Garden City and the Masonic Lodge.

Survivors include two sons, Adam Boyts of Garden City, and Chad A. McCleery of Andover; a daughter, Ashley Oyler of Garden City; a brother, Harold Boyts of Hesston; and 11 grandchildren.

A memorial Mass will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary Catholic Church in Garden City. A private family burial will take place at a later date in Kingman.

There will be no visitation. Condolences may be emailed to garnandfh@sbcglobal.net. Memorials to the donor's choice may be sent in care of Garnand Funeral Home, 412 N. Seventh St., Garden City, KS 67846.

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