|Birth: ||Feb. 8, 1921|
|Death: ||May 11, 1997|
The Burlington Hawkeye, May 14, 1997
Boyd Dale Booton, 76, of Stronghurst, Ill., died of an apparent heart attack at 1230 p.m. Sunday, May 11, 1997, at St. John's Medical Center in Springfield, Ill.
Born Feb. 8, 1921, in Olena, Ill., he was the son of Marvin and Flossie Mapes Booton. On Jan. 18, 1952, he married Darlene Andrew at Mathers Air Force Base in Sacramento, Calif.
Mr. Booton was a graduate of Stronghurst High School, where he participated in football and basketball. He was a World War II Navy Air Force veteran. He worked for the railroad for two years and then farmed near Biggsville, Ill., until retiring in 1981.
He was an avid participant in tractor-pull contests. He enjoyed horses, was a member of American Paint-Horse Association, Stronghurst American Legion and Stronghurst Christian Church.
Survivors include his wife; one son, Kevin Booton of Springfield, Ill., three daughters, Lisa Lawrence of Bemidji, Minn., Sheila Garcia of Dayton, Ohio, and Janice Johnson of Alexis, Ill.; 10 grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; three great-granddaughters; two brothers, Glen Booton of Dayton and Earl Booton of Gladstone, Ill.; and one sister, Doris Sebastian of Gladstone, Ill.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Visitation will begin after 1 p.m. today at Banks & Beals Funeral Home in Stronghurst. There will be no family visitation. Friends are welcome any time at the Booton home.
The funeral for Mr. Booton will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Stronghurst Christian Church, with the Rev. Maurice Stribling officiating. Burial will be with military rites in Biggsville Cemetery.
Memorials have been established for Stronghurst Ambulance Service or MST Fire Department of Stronghurst and Media. Ill.
Marvin Glen Booton (1903 - 1986)
Flossie Vera Mapes Booton (1903 - 1992)
Darlene Andrew Booton (1930 - 2008)*
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Record added: Feb 19, 2008
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