Obituary of Neva Carol Boyd Coberley

Neva Carol Boyd Coberley, age 88, passed away peacefully Friday, June 9, 2023, at the Medical Lodge of Neosho, MO. She was born in Rural Bourbon County on February 2, 1935, to Margaret (Lind) and Claude Stainbrook. She had five sisters Irene, Marjorie, Claudia, Nancy, and Florence. They preceded her in death.

She married her high school sweetheart Donald Boyd with whom she had 4four children: Dennis, Kimberly, Gary, and Lisa.  They eventually moved to Lawrence, KS where she was employed by Kansas University and The Lawrence School System. She lost Donald Boyd to cancer in 1976 and decided to move her youngest back home and settled in Redfield KS.


She met and eventually married Wade Coberley, and they melded their children Jesse, Cathy, Bud, Mae, and Angie to make a family of nine. They moved from Ft. Scott, KS to Aurora, MO, and settled.  She loved KU sports, singing, Blue Grass festivals, and flea marketing.

She loved her family fiercely and doted on her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She loved to travel, which they did until health declined. She lost Wade Coberley in 2017 and moved to live with Lisa in Aurora, MO.

Ill health led her to Medical Lodge where she was loved until the end of her life. She was quick witted, loved crossword puzzles, reading extensively, and her family.

She was loved by everyone who knew her.

Survivors include nine children and stepchildren, 27 grandchildren, and 17 great grandchildren. She loved them to the moon and back. She was preceded in death by her son Dennis in 2011.


Services for Neva are planned for 1:00 PM Friday, June 16th, at the Cheney Witt Chapel.

Burial will follow in the Hatch Cemetery, Uniontown., KS.

Donations are suggested to the Multiple Sclerosis Society and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, PO Box 347, 201 S. Main St., Fort Scott, KS 66701.  Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at


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