Josephine “Josie” <I>Hillman</I> Booth

Josephine “Josie” Hillman Booth

Avard, Woods County, Oklahoma, USA
Death 30 Dec 2009 (aged 82)
Tulsa, Tulsa County, Oklahoma, USA
Burial Mooreland, Woodward County, Oklahoma, USA
Memorial ID 46296576 · View Source
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Booth, Josephine "Josie"

Josephine (Hillman) Booth, 82, of Muskogee died December 30 , 2009 at St. John's Hospital in Tulsa, OK. She was born June 19, 1927 at Avard, OK to John S. Hillman and Maye Knox Hillman; later the family moved to Mooreland, OK.

Josie graduated from Mooreland High School in 1944. She and Calvin B. Rutledge were married on July 19, 1946 in Woodward, OK and they had one child, a daughter Bernita Jo.

Josephine was a member of the Baptist Church of Mooreland, OK. She worked as a nurse for several years.

On February 14, 1953, she married Jesse J. Booth at Alva, OK. Due to his career in the U.S. Air Force they lived many places in the United States and overseas. He retired from the Air Force in 1971 and moved to Muskogee, OK.

Josephine was preceded in death by her husband Jesse J. Booth on January 31, 2001; her daughter Bernita Jo Bardwell on July 4, 1982; her father and mother John and Maye Hillman; infant great granddaughter Grace Victoria Dargy.

She is survived by her three grandchildren Robin Lea Podgorski and husband John, Warne Edward Bardwell III and wife Tammy, Tracy Jo Dargy and husband Glen; eight great grandchildren Joseph and Maxwell Podgorski; Michael and Thomas Bardwell; Noah, Hanna, Seth and Faith Dargy; one sister in law Daphine Booth of Arnett, OK; nephew Leroy Booth and niece Charlotte Patterson both of Arnett, OK; half brother John R. Hillman of Alva, OK; foster daughter Ruth Tatum and husband Ray of Checotah, OK.

Funeral services will be 11:00 AM Monday January 4, 2010 at the First Baptist Church in Mooreland, OK with Reverend Leslie Richmond officiating. Burial will follow at Mooreland Cemetery. Funeral service arrangements are under the direction of Foster-Petering Funeral Home. Friends may send condolences to the family at

Published in the Muskogee Phoenix from 1/2/2010 - 1/3/2010

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