Roger L. Booth

Born: Sat., Jun. 29, 1946
Died: Sat., Apr. 13, 2019


9:00 AM to 10:00 AM, Tue., Apr. 16, 2019
Location: Niebur Funeral Chapel

Funeral Service

10:00 AM Tue., Apr. 16, 2019
Location: Niebur Funeral Chapel

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Roger L. Booth, 72, of Kinderhook, IL died Saturday, April 13, 2019 at home surrounded by family after a brave 18 month battle against esophageal cancer caused by exposure to Agent Orange while serving with the Seabees (US Navy) in Vietnam. He was born June 29, 1946 to Benny and Clara (Lovett) Booth in Hudson, FL. He married Judy Snow on December 28, 1968 in Blue Island, IL and she survives.

Roger served three years in the U.S. Army, two years in the U.S. Navy Seabees and 22 years in the U.S. Air Force. While Serving in the Air Force his unit (Red Horse) built an alternate landing site for one of the space shuttles and he also went to Africa to drill wells so the local people could have water. He enjoyed seeing the reaction when people heard he had served in the three branches of the military. After retiring he worked for 16 years as a delivery specialist for Schneider National Bulk Carriers.

Some of his favorite things were woodworking in his garage and traveling.  He and his wife went on several cruises including Alaska, Iceland, the Caribbean and the Panama Canal.

He is survived by Judy, his wife of 50 years, a son, Jonathan (wife Peri) Booth of Erie, CO and children; Asia Rae, Cayanne, Trinity, and Hadley and a daughter, Jennifer Booth of Albany, OR. Also surviving is his mother in law, Dorothy Snow of Mercer, WI, and sisters; Margaret Trapp of Lake Panasoffkee, FL and Harriet (husband Walter) Friend of Portage, IN and extended family; Roger and Barbara Neese (children; Jennifer, Kelly and David) of Marlow, NH, Bruce and Kathy Thomas of Hull, IL and special friends Robert and Ruth Horstmeyer of Kinderhook, IL.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Mildred Lewis, his father in law, Robert F. Snow, and brothers in law; John Trapp and James O’Brien.

A funeral service will be held at 10:00 A.M., Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at Niebur Funeral Chapel in Barry.
Visitation will be from 9:00 – 10:00 A.M. Tuesday. Following the services cremation rites will be accorded and ashes will be interred at Arlington National Cemetery in VA at a later date. Memorials are suggested to Hull – Kinderhook Fire Department or the Barry Food Pantry. Special thanks go to the doctors and chemo nurses at the Iowa City VA Hospital, Bradley Kuntz, nurse at the Quincy VA clinic, Blessing Hospice especially Sarah Gunder who took excellent care of Roger.  Niebur Funeral Chapel in Barry is handling the arrangements.

Charitable donations may be made in Roger's memory to the following organizations:

Barry Food Pantry

Hull-Kinderhook Fire Department

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Amy Dillon
   Posted Sun April 14, 2019
I am so sorry Judy. If there is anything you would like, please let me know. You, Jon & Jennifer are in our prayers.

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