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Lauralee Nine-Boyd of Palestine, Illinois, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2020, in her home. She was 57 years old.
She was a care provider to many serving in healthcare, education and as a homemaker.
Lauralee was born June 11, 1962, at Crawfordsville, the daughter of Archie and Karen Nine. They survive. She graduated from Fountain Central High School in 1980. She married her life-long best friend and partner, John Boyd, on May 3, 1981, at Mellott. He survives.
Lauralee will be dearly missed by husband John; daughter Miranda (Anthony) Calandro; two grandchildren, Teagan Calandro, 7, and Myra Calandro, 2; son Brandon; parents Archie and Karen Nine; mother-in-law Bernice Boyd; sisters, Donna Brittain and Mary Beth (Mark) Boyd; brother Joe (Bethanne) Nine; sister-in-law Susan (Dennis) Brady; brother-in-law Mathew Boyd; six nieces; and seven nephews.
She was preceded in by an infant child; infant grandchild; father-in-law Robert Boyd; brother-in-law Michael Boyd; and maternal and paternal grandparents.
Services will be at 4 p.m. (CST) Friday, Feb. 14 at Goodwine Funeral Home, 501 W. LaMotte, Palestine, Illinois. Visitation will be 2-4 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.