Norene Boyett

Services were set for 1 p.m. today at Karnes & Son Funeral Home in Kenton, with the Rev. Tony Smith officiating. Burial was to follow in Sunny Side Cemetery in Kenton.  Pallbearers were to be Alex Mann, Ken Roberts, Stacey Wheatley, Gary Houston, Ronnie Perciful, Danny Dedmon and Dennis Rowlett. The family requests that memorials be made to The Pat Summitt Foundation to find a cure for Alzheimers at www.patsummitt.org. Mrs. Boyett was born on Dec. 30, 1924, in Ridgely, to the late Benjamin Terrell and Myrtle (Bass) Wheatley. She married Walter Quinton Boyett on Aug. 5, 1945. She was a member of Union City Cumberland Presbyterian Church, as well as many years of generous patronage as a member of Kenton Cumberland Presbyterian Church. She served the children’s ministry and taught Sunday school for many years with the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Boyett spent her life of service to her family, community and church. She was a diligent, loving homemaker and volunteered to those in the Kenton community. She is survived by her husband, Walter Quinton Boyett of Kenton. Other survivors are her son, Gary Quinn Boyett, and daughter-in-law, Molly (Tucker) Boyett, and her daughter, Betty (Boyett) Trout, and son-in-law, Bruce Trout, all of Kenton; and her grandchildren, Corri Boyett of Jackson, Chris and Amanda (Boyett) Norman of Yorkville and Duncan Trout of Knoxville. She also is survived by her three great-grandchildren, Alex Mann, Christopher Collin Norman and Brody Quinn Norman, all of Yorkville. She was preceded in death by her siblings, Herman Wheatley, Joe Wheatley and Frank Brown Wheatley, all of Kenton; Benjamin Terrell Wheatley II; Bernice Lucille (Wheatley) Davis of Manville, Texas; Velma Jean (Wheatley) Dedmon of Dyer and Mary Louise (Wheatley) Rowlett of Kenton.

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