Kathleen Thelma Boothe age 88 of New Carlisle died on Monday, March 24, 2014 at home surrounded by her family. She was born the daughter of Ervin & Sally (Adkins) Blankenship on July 7, 1925 in Wayne, West Virginia. She is preceded in death by her parents, 4 brothers, and 5 sisters. Kathleen is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 68 years Carl Boothe, her loving daughter and son in law Sheree & Larry Lemke of New Carlisle, a brother John Ervin Blankenship of Washington State, and numerous nieces and nephews. Kathleen retired after 30 years of loyal civil service to her country. She was well known for her stylist collection of hats she proudly adorned. She was a loving generous wife, mother, mother in law, sister and Aunt. She will be missed by all who love her. Friends may call in the Burcham Jennings Funeral Home on Thursday, March 27, 2014 from 11:30AM to 12:30PM where funeral services will be held at 12:30PM. Interment will follow at Byron Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Kathleen's memory to Crossroads Hospice, 8069 Washington Village Drive Dayton, Ohio 45458 (937) 312-3170 www.crossroadshospice.com.
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