Edward Frank DeBoard, son of Georgia May Hesley DeBoard and Thomas William DeBoard, was born July 1, 1934 at Annapolis, Missouri. Frank was a logger all of his life; logging in Missouri and Iowa. He was united in marriage to Glenda Joyce Hale on September 10, 1958 in Grant City, Missouri. Frank and Joyce lived their lives in Mount Ayr. Frank passed away on October 26, 2010 at the Greater Regional Hospice Home in Creston..
Survivors include his three children, Gary Gene DeBoard of Des Moines, Iowa, Frankie Kay Johnson of Creston, Iowa and Michael Ray DeBoard of Creston, Iowa; four grandchildren, Ashly Lynn Johnson, Christopher Edward DeBoard, Andy James DeBoard and Jennifer Fay DeBoard; brother, Albert DeBoard of Des Arc, Missouri; sister, Glenda DeBoard of Saint Louis, Missouri; companion and friend, Genevieve Roach of Mount Ayr, Iowa, and other relatives and friends.
Frank was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Joyce on July 26, 2001; daughter, Debbie Ellen DeBoard, and two brothers, David and Gene DeBoard.
A memorial fund has been established in his name to be decided later.
Services were held at Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home in Mount Ayr Saturday, October 30, 2010. Rev. Charles Weiman officiated.
Casket bearers were Darryn Dugan, Chris Dugan, Mick Birkenholtz, Bret McNutt, Rob Kibbe and Dale Brosam.
Frank was laid at rest in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Mount Ayr.