Published 1/23/2013 in ObituariesPhilip 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 email@example.com. 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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So sorry to hear about Phil passing away. I went to school with Phil and what a nice guy he was. My sympathy to all the family. Rest in peace Phil. Judy Newberry McBrayer, Washington, Il.
Posted by: Judith McBrayer on 1/28/2013
Good Bye to a Classmate
Phil was smart and funny.. He was a gentleman to us girls. I went to high school with him at Attica High, grad 1963. Phil will be missed by all us classmates. RIP Phil.
Posted by: Bobbie Cupp Crow on 1/26/2013
Good-bye my friend
My condolences to family & friends. Phil was smart, funny and a hell of a nice guy.
Posted by: Mark Mayo on 1/23/2013
Good bye bates
Good bye to my old friend bates, he was a special guy. In the 70s we had a poker club, a few guys getting together to have some fun teasing, laughing and drinking a few beers, we also lost a few bucks to each other. You will be missed I am sure. RIP my friend.
Posted by: rick schwerdtfeger on 1/23/2013