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Ruby Irene Boothe, age 96, from Muskogee passed away November 1, 2016 at her home. Irene was born November 11, 1919 to Jessie and Joanna Bolding in Muskogee. On August 21, 1939 Ruby married her soul mate, Earl Joseph Boothe in Muskogee. Irene began her career in nursing and was one of the first Hospice workers to be hired in Muskogee. She was employed with the Muskogee Health Department as a Home Health Aide for many years and also worked at Muskogee Regional Medical Center as a Nurse's Aide. Irene was very dedicated to her family and loved spending time with all them. She loved taking her grandchildren to church with her, and they loved going often with her. As one of her children or grandchildren each were told at least once by Granny B that you were her favorite. Irene was a selfless wife, mom, sister, grandma, great grandma and friend to all who knew her. She had a great sense of humor that could always make you smile. Irene wrote a book titled "Homemade Happiness" by Irene Boothe. Irene also had a passion for quilting and over the many years she loved to donate the quilts she made to the homeless. Irene is preceded in death by her husband, Earl Joseph Boothe; parents, Jessie & Joanna Bolding; 3 brothers, Jack, Jesse, and John Bolding; and 1 sister Francis Kilpatrick. She leaves behind to cherish her memories 2 sons, Roger Dale Boothe & wife Carol of Muskogee and Perry Joe Boothe & wife Peggy of Morrilton, AR; 3 daughters, Earlene Cason of Keefeton, Geraldine Hughes of Muskogee, and Kelley Boswell & husband Dexter of Elm Grove; 1 sister, Jennie Lind Stout of Warner; 12 grandchildren; and numerous great grandchildren and great great grandchildren. Viewing will be 10am-2pm Friday at Keefeton Trinity Baptist Church. Funeral Services will be 2:30 pm Friday, November 4, 2016 at Keefeton Trinity Baptist Church under the direction of Hibbs Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Agnew Cemetery.
Published on November 2, 2016
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