mary michelle harris and katie madisonboyle
Mary Michelle Harris Boyle, 28, of 4504 Rising Hill Drive, Plano, TX, and her daughter, Katie Madison Boyle, 16 months old, died on July 2, 2004 in Effingham, Illinois in a car accident. Michelle was born in Atlanta, Georgia, grew up in Owensboro, Kentucky, and moved to Texas where she attended and graduated from SMU. Michelle is survived by her husband of 5 years, Michael Boyle and daughter, Shannon Elizabeth Boyle, 3 1/2 years old, both of Plano, TX. Michelle was an exceptional woman whos selfless dedication to her family was merely a reflection of the determination and strength that carried her throughout her short life. Michelle's energy and love touched all who knew her. Michelle was preceded in death by her mother, Mary Emma Greenwell Hearth, who died in September 2003, and her father, Robert B. Harris Jr., who died in July 1999. She is survived by her brother, Robert B. Harris III, sister-in-law, Michelle Harris, niece, Bailey Harris, stepfather, Barry Hearth, and step-brothers, Casey and Russell Hearth all of Owensboro, Ky. She is also survived by her aunts and uncles, Carl and Molly Greenwell of Owensboro, Norbert and Nancy Greenwell of Gainesville, FLA, Brenda and Mike Harris of Franklin, KY and cousins, Meghan and Brian Greenwell, Leslie, Ben and Justin Harris. Katie Madison Boyle is survived not only by her father and sister, but her grandparents, Phillip and Kathy Boyle of Raleigh, NC, a step-grandfather, Barry Hearth of Owensboro, and a great grandmother, Mary Jane Boyle of Lafayette, IN. The family wish expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to the American Cancer Society, 319 West 10th Street, Owensboro, KY 42301 or Make-A-Wish Foundation of America, 3550 Northe Central Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona, 85013.

View current weather.

Memories Timeline

View the Timeline


  1. You are in our thoughts and prayers. We will always have fond memories of Michelle. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to help you through this difficult time.

  2. My husband, Jeff Ward and I both went to high school with Michelle. I was very involved in Church youth activities with her. The world is a darker place without Michelle. She will be truly missed by those who loved her. With true sympathy, Jeff and Ma

  3. Rob, So sorry to hear about your loss. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.
    Heather Thompson Arnsmeier

  4. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family Mike. Give Shannon a big hug for us. We wish we could be there for you right now. May God heal your spirit with time and memories. We love you.

  5. We will always treasure Michelle’s beautiful spirit. She was a loving friend, wife and mother. Our family will always be here for you.
    With our deepest sympathy and love-
    Jim, Christy, Jimmy, and Catie Fleming

  6. Our deepest sympathies go out to all the family. Our prayers are with you all. Sincerely, Bob and Susan DeFoe

  7. Rob & family –

    My sincerest deepest sympathies are with you all now. Michelle was a wonderful person who will be dearly missed. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

    Candice Weafer Moore
    Mark & Brycen Moore

  8. Cathy, Phil and Michael, We want to extend our deepest sympathy. May you find some comfort in the thought that others care. Dorothy and Al Nemy

  9. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during these difficult and sorrowful days!
    Kathleen McKee
    Brescia University

  10. Michael & Shannon — Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Michelle and Katie will be deeply missed.

  11. To: Carl and Molly Greenwell

    I was so sorry to hear about Michelle and Katie. I know that you had been very close to Michelle. Her death must be particularly painful for you. Please know that my heart and prayers are with you and all the family.

  12. I feel honored and blessed to have been a part of Michelle and Katie’s lives, and to be apart of Michael and Shannon’s. I’ll never forget her friendship and Katie’s smile. I hope they both know how much we love them.

  13. Rob & Harris Family,

    It is with deepest heartfelt sympathy we pray that the Lord be with you during your time of great loss. We wish we could be there to offer you comfort and understanding. If there is anything you need, even if just to talk, do not

  14. Mike,
    Our deepest condolences to you and your family.
    Just the other day i opened the office door for Michelle, who came to pick you up.But she did not come into the office because kids were in the van. She was a loving mother.
    Our thoughts and praye

  15. Michael,

    Anne and I are so very deeply saddened and our hearts are broken by this tragic accident. Our most heartfelt sympathies and condolences go out to you, Shannon and your entire family. Our prayers are with you now and for the time to come. Pl

  16. God bless you all. Our family’s hearts and prayers are with you. Please do not respond to this message. The Lord has given you the task of learning how to go on. You can do it. You needn’t feel that you have to answer these messages, though. There a

  17. Michelle, you will be missed by all who knew you. Your family will be in my prayers. On behalf on your OCHS class of 1994, God bless you and your family. You will be missed.

  18. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Thinking of you during this difficult time.

  19. Michelle lived with me and my roommate, Amy Quinn, the end of semester/summer of 1998. She was a great friend and beautiful person. My thoughts and prayers are with Michael & the family

  20. May God be with you in this time of loss. May these few words express sincere sympathy to you and your family.

  21. Michael,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. Michelle’s beautiful smile and loving personality will truely be missed. May God bless and keep you in your time of sorrow.
    Love and Prayers,

  22. Louis & I send our deepest sympathy to all of you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. My sister, Yonna Jones has worked with Barry for many years and we are so sorry about your lose.

  23. To the family: I am keeping you in my prayers. I graduated High School with Michelle and thought the world of her.
    Rob you are in my thoughts.

    Robin Weafer Sullivan

  24. Dear Kathy, My heart goes out to you and Phil, Michael and Shannon, and family. Please know that you are loved and many prayers are being lifted for all of you, and we will continue to pray for you all in the days to come. With love and deepest sympathy

  25. Mike,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and Shannon during this difficult time. Please know Michelle and Kaite will be deeply missed.

    Cassandra & Kirtis Brice

  26. You are all in my thoughts and prayers during such a difficult time. Michelle was a wonderful woman. She was a sorority sister of mine. I’m sure God will be watching over them and you in your time of need.

  27. To the families of Michelle and Madison-

    I am deeply sadden by your loss. Michelle was one of my sorority sisters at Dayton and she was a wonderful person. She will be deeply missed by all. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    Vicky Konkey

  28. Michael and Shannon, our thoughts are with you and we feel very blessed to have shared some great memories with Katie and Michelle. God Bless!

  29. My thoughts and prayers go out to the Boyle and Harris families.

    Michelle Brugh
    Theta Phi Alpha

  30. My thoughts and prayers are with Michelle’s family during this difficult time. I was deeply saddened to hear this news. Michelle was a sorority sister of mine. I remember her as a strong, vibrant woman who could lighten a room by her smile. May her fa

  31. Michael,

    Just wanted to let you know that our thoughts and prayers are with you. Please let me know if there is anything I can do!!!! We love you and Shannon.


  32. i am sorry about what happen i have a lil girl that is a year and a half i feel your pain and know that u will miss them i will pray u and your lil girl u donot know but i feel your pain

  33. Michael,Shannon, Cathy and Phil,
    There are no words to express how deeply I feel about your loss. I want to wrap my arms around you all and make this horrible time go away for you. I pray that all of you will find strength in your knowledge that God

  34. My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Michelle and Katie. I went to high school with Michelle, and remember her as a kind and wonderful person.

  35. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. Michelle was a great friend and will truely be missed.

    Katie Field
    Theta Phi Alpha

  36. To the family:
    My heart goes out to each and every one of you during this difficult time. I haven’t seen Michelle since high school but I have many fond memories of her. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

    Jill Hagan

  37. To Carl & Molly Greenwell:
    My prayers and most sincere condolences at this tragic time. Michelle graduated with my son, Alex, from OCHS, so I feel a special bond. No words are sufficient, but know that I share your sorrow.
    Marian Bennett

  38. To The Boyle Family,

    You have our most heartfelt condolences during this difficult time. If we can be of any assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us. We will continue to keep you in our prayers.

    The Streets At Southpoint

  39. I am so saddened about the loss of Michelle. I thank God that she was spunky enough to fly to Dayton in April 2002 to spend time with her sorority sisters – she was a hoot and added greatly to the laughter! Her passing is a loss for this world – we can on

  40. Rob Harris and family,
    I am so saddened to hear about the loss of Michelle and Katie. Although I haven’t seen Michelle in years, I have fond memories of her spunky and outgoing personality and have thought of her often. Please know you are in my though

  41. My thoughts and prayers are with Michelle’s family. I have many good memories of Michelle from high school. She will be greatly missed.

  42. Mike,
    My heart breaks for you and Shannon. You are in my thoughts and prayers every day that goes by. God bless you, Shannon, Michelle, and Katie!

  43. Michael/Shannon,
    I have recently heard the sad news about Michelle and Katie and I am devasted beyond words. I am so sorry for your loss. I know I can never put into words how special of a person Michelle was. We had so much fun in Theta Phi together and

  44. I am so sorry for your loss. I was one of Michelle’s roomates at UD. I can’t believe she is gone…
    Meese – you will be missed.

  45. Michelle was my grand little in sorority at The University of Dayton. We will greatly miss her and her beautiful smile. Michelle and Katie will always be in our hearts and prayers.
    The Beaschler Family

Sign the Guestbook, Light a Candle

Sign the Guestbook