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Fred Stanley Booth of Wilmore, Comanche County, Kansas. Photo courtesy of his niece, Cathy Anderson.
Obituary:
Fred Stanley Booth

Fred Stanley Booth, 85, died June 19, 2001, at Pratt Regional Medical Center, Pratt.

He was born Aug. 22, 1915, in Kiowa County, north of Wilmore, the son of William Baird Booth and Lillie May (Klutz) Booth. A lifetime resident of the Wilmore area and a 1935 graduate of Wilmore High School, he attended Wichita State University.

He managed Wilmore Lumber Yard for 30 years and was a farmer and rancher. A veteran of World War II, he served in the U.S. Army Air Corps as a tail gunner on a B-24 during 1944 and 1945.

He was a lifetime member of Wilmore Baptist Church and a member of the Wilmore volunteer Fire Department for 38 years, serving as fire chief for many years. He was a charter member of Wilmore Lions’ Club, a Boy Scout volunteer and was a volunteer for the Mental Health Association. He served on the Wilmore City Council and was mayor of Wilmore for many years.

On Nov. 28, 1943, he married Betty Prater at Newkirk, Okla. She survives.

Other survivors include: several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Arnold Booth; and three sisters, Hazel Lawler, Naomi Vardaman and Bertha Richardson.

Funeral was Saturday, June 23, 2001, at United Methodist Church in Coldwater, the Rev. Kent Little presiding. Burial followed the service in Wilmore Cemetery at Wilmore.

Memorials may be sent to Wilmore Community Center, Wilmore Volunteer Fire Department or to the Comanche County Museum, all in care of Hatfield Prusa Funeral Home, P. O. Box 417, Coldwater, Kans. 67029.


 

Fred and Betty Booth, with their cat, Wilmore, Comanche County, Kansas, 1995.  Photo by Cathy Anderson, their niece.

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Fred and Betty Booth of Wilmore, Comanche County, Kansas, 1995.
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Fred and Betty Booth, Wilmore, Comanche County, Kansas, 1995.  Photo by Cathy Anderson, their niece.
Fred and Betty Booth of Wilmore, Comanche County, Kansas, 1995.
Photo courtesy of their niece Cathy Anderson.  

Fred Booth of Wilmore, Comanche County, Kansas, reaches out of his pickup truck to feed his favorite cow, who he called 'Grandma', a bit of grass. Photo courtesy of Cathy Anderson.

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Fred Booth of Wilmore, Comanche County, Kansas, reaches out of his pickup truck to feed his favorite cow, who he called 'Grandma', a bit of grass. Photo courtesy of Cathy Anderson.

Fred Stanley Booth of Wilmore, Comanche County, Kansas. Fred Stanley Booth, 85, died June 19, 2001, at Pratt Regional Medical Center, Pratt, Kansas.
At left is the photo of him which was published with the above obituary.
 


Also see:

The BOOTH Descendants of The Bairds of Lanarkshire in Comanche and Kiowa Counties, Kansas.

Samuel & Christina (Baird) BOOTH, paternal grandparents of Fred Stanley Booth.


Special thanks to Cathy Anderson for providing all the color photos on this web page of her Uncle Fred and Aunt Betty Booth. They were added to this page on 12 July 2003.

The obituary was added to this site by Jerry Ferrin on 22 July 2001. It was originally published in The Western Star; thanks to Janet (Schrock) Hubbard for the information. This page was last updated 18 Feb 2006.