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Barbara N. Booth

Posted By DeBord-Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory On June 25, 2019 @ 11:59 am In Obituaries | 20 Comments

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Barbara N. Booth, 89, entered God’s eternal care on Saturday, June 22, 2019.  Barbara was born in Scranton, PA, to the late Emmet H. and Mary K. (Hill) Norton.  On June 26, she would have turned 90 years old.  She attended school in Scranton where she was active in dramatics, chorus, and cheerleading, and then went on to earn a B.A. in Education from the Pennsylvania State University, graduating in 1950.  It was at PSU where she met John E. Booth.  Barbara taught elementary school in Short Hills, New Jersey for two years, and then in 1952, John and she wed; this October they would have celebrated 67 years of marriage.

Barbara is survived by her children, John Booth, Jr. (Alexandra Smith) of Castle Rock, Co., Molly Olshefsky (James) of Lansdowne, PA; her grandchildren, Caleb Olshefsky (Kaylah) and great-grandson, Judah, of State College, PA, and Monica Olshefsky of New York, NY.  She was predeceased by her daughter, Katherine Foster.

After marriage to John, she fulfilled her dream of being a homemaker and mother.  Active in many areas of church life, she was a Sunday School teacher, and started a Prayer Shawl ministry at First United Methodist Church of Lancaster.  She volunteered at Lancaster General, and founded the Auxiliary at Homestead Village.  An active golfer at Conestoga Country Club, she enjoyed planning luncheons and golfing events.  Music was always an important part of her life, and she enjoyed writing lyrics to songs appropriate to various gatherings.  She and John owned Ely Associates, and she was a vital part of that company for fifteen years until they retired.

A memorial service will be held at the First United Methodist Church of Lancaster, 29 E. Walnut St, Lancaster, PA 17602 on Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at 3pm.  A time of fellowship and greeting the family will follow the service.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations in memory of Barbara to The Schreiber Center for Pediatric Development, 625 Community Way, Lancaster, PA 17603.

Condolences for the family of “Barbara N. Booth”

Condolence from Annette C Kpoto on June 25th, 2019 1:04 pm

My deepest condolences to you and the entire family Molley . May her soul Rest in prefect peace. My prayers are with your family.

Condolence from Molly on July 8th, 2019 10:25 pm

Thanks so much Annette!

Condolence from Molly on July 8th, 2019 10:32 pm

Thanks, Annette!

Condolence from John and Erma McDaniel on June 25th, 2019 7:47 pm

Our love and deepest condolences to all of the family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
John and Erma McDaniel

Condolence from Molly on July 8th, 2019 10:25 pm

Thanks so much John and Erma!

Condolence from Mark Weaver on June 25th, 2019 8:28 pm

Barbara was always lovely to be around–smart and upbeat. With her loving husband John she raised a wonderful family and lived a good long life. Though losing someone close is always difficult, her life is one to celebrate and be thankful for.

Condolence from Molly on July 8th, 2019 10:27 pm

Thanks, Mark!

Condolence from Judith A Edinger on June 25th, 2019 9:28 pm

We were very sorry to learn about the death of your mom. We pray you and your family will deeply sense God’s presence through His comforting words of peace, love, and hope. Psalm 54:4 – Surely, God is my help; the Lord is the one who sustains me. You are in our hearts and prayers at this difficult time.

Condolence from Molly on July 8th, 2019 10:27 pm

Thanks, Judy!

Condolence from Carol A Newton on June 26th, 2019 2:07 pm

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Celebrate her accomplishments and honor her memory. Sincerely, the Homisak Sisters – Ann, Barbara, Carol, Delores (Dee)

Condolence from Molly on July 8th, 2019 10:30 pm

Thanks Carol and sisters!

Condolence from Davis on June 28th, 2019 5:52 pm

We thank God for letting us know this splendid lady. We send deepest love and heartfelt sympathy to John and to all in his and Barbara’s families. From Marg & Dick Davis.

Condolence from Allen R. Popjoy, Jr. on June 28th, 2019 8:11 pm

So sorry for your loss. Barbara was a lovely, gracious person with a love for the Lord and other human beings. She will be sorely missed by her family and her church family. I was blessed to know her.
I keep your family in my prayers.
Allen Popjoy

Condolence from Patricia Kurtz Ameling on June 28th, 2019 8:15 pm

So sad to hear the news about Barbara’s passing. I first met her at Tapawingo Farm Camp, which I attended from 1939 through 1957. In the early years my mother, Jane Kurtz, was the music counselor. (I was Patty Kurtz)
So many happy memories of Barbara and her parents and siblings, and then John and the growing family.
May blessed memories live on .

Condolence from Molly on July 8th, 2019 10:31 pm

Thanks for sharing these memories, Patty!

Condolence from Ted Maurer on June 29th, 2019 5:33 am

John. We are very sorry for your loss. We are currently on Germany and will miss the celebration of life service. We are praying for you and your family. God bless you. Ted and Carol Maurer

Condolence from Gaby Libbey on June 29th, 2019 6:23 pm

Barbara and the Norton’s were very important influences on my life. I was privileged to spend 11 summers at Tapawingo. I attended Barbara and John’s wedding in 1952. I was so sad to learn of her death and send my sincerest condolences to her family. Barbara was a role model for me.

Condolence from Molly on July 8th, 2019 10:28 pm

Thanks for sharing these memories!

Condolence from George & Edwina Coder on July 1st, 2019 9:55 am

Edwina and I will have your family in our prayers and thoughts this week. This delightful lady will always be missed but wonderful memories will be with us forever.

Condolence from Molly on July 8th, 2019 10:29 pm

Thank you George and Edwina!

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