Leo E. Booth, 87, of Marshall, died Thursday, June 28, 2007, at Lenoir Woods Health Care Center in Columbia.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday July 1, 2007, at Sweeney Reser Wills Funeral Home in Marshall. The Rev. David L. Duncan will officiate. Burial with military rites will be held at Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday at Sweeney Reser Wills Funeral Home. Memorials have been established to Slater American Legion Post 78 or Missouri River Hospice in care of the Sweeney Reser Wills Funeral Home.
He was born Feb. 6, 1920, at Roodhouse, Ill., the son of the late Harry Booth and Erie Bobo Booth. On Sept. 27, 1940, at Fayette, he married Bertha Mae Draffen; she preceded him in death on Jan. 29, 2001. He had served in the U.S. Army during WWII. He had lived in Slater for many years and was an electrician for the City of Slater for 36 years before his retirement. He was a member of Slater American Legion Post 78 and Slater Presbyterian Church. He moved to Marshall in 1990.
Survivors include one son, Ronald Booth of Phoenix, Ariz.; one daughter, Donna Jean Kistner of Tuscaloosa, Ala.; one brother, Harry Booth Jr. of Riverside, Calif.; three sisters, Irene Mullineaux of Washington, Ill., Beverly Griffitt of Bogard and Joyce McMillan of Slater; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents and his wife; he was preceded in death by four sisters.