Betty M. Booher, 78

Posted on January 2, 2013

Betty M. Booher, 78, of Wolcottville, died Monday, Dec. 31, 2012 at her residence.
She came to the Wolcottville area from Bluffton in September of 1976. Betty worked alongside her husband in their own business, Charlie’s Micro Film in LaGrange. She was a member of Harvest Community Church of Kendallville and the Green Chapel Church, of Wolcottville.
She was born Oct. 3, 1934, in Porter, Mich., to Alvie E. Foreman and Nellie Ashcraft Foreman. She married Charles J. Booher Dec. 27, 1974, in Liberty Center. He preceded her in death July 20, 2000.
Surviving Betty are her three daughters and two sons-in-law, Lana Kay and Scott Zoll of Liberty Center, Brenda S. Barkdull of Bluffton, and Jenina Ann and Keith Penrod of Broken Arrow, Okla.; a son and daughter-in-law, Roger D. and Sharie Mertz Jr. of Montpelier; 15 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren; three stepdaughters, Kandace Lynn and Ray Reber of Liberty Center, Debra R. and Don Rogers of Liberty Center, and Terri Ann and Michael Parsons of Bluffton; seven step-grandchildren and eight step-great-grandchildren; a sister, Patsy Joan Foreman of Charlotte, Mich.; a brother and sister-in-law, Perry Mac and Diane Foreman of Muskegon, Mich.; and a sister-in-law, Sue Foreman Steffen of Ravenna, Mich.
In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, Jack Foreman; a daughter, Pamela Jean Mertz; a granddaughter, Jaime Sue Barkdull; and a grandson, Matthew J. Zoll.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 4, 2013, at the Frurip-May Funeral Home, 309 W. Michigan St., LaGrange, with Pastor Rich Laskowski, Pastor Jack Crothers and Pastor Melvin Heiniger officiating. Burial will take place at the Greenwood Cemetery, LaGrange.
Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be given to the Parkview Home Health and Hospice or the Disabled American Veterans.
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