Kathleen Thelma Boothe

July 7, 1925March 24, 2014

Kathleen Thelma Boothe age 88 of New Carlisle died on Monday, March 24, 2014 at home surrounded by her family. She was born the daughter of Ervin & Sally (Adkins) Blankenship on July 7, 1925 in Wayne, West Virginia. She is preceded in death by her parents, 4 brothers, and 5 sisters. Kathleen is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 68 years Carl Boothe, her loving daughter and son in law Sheree & Larry Lemke of New Carlisle, a brother John Ervin Blankenship of Washington State, and numerous nieces and nephews. Kathleen retired after 30 years of loyal civil service to her country. She was well known for her stylist collection of hats she proudly adorned. She was a loving generous wife, mother, mother in law, sister and Aunt. She will be missed by all who love her. Friends may call in the Burcham Jennings Funeral Home on Thursday, March 27, 2014 from 11:30AM to 12:30PM where funeral services will be held at 12:30PM. Interment will follow at Byron Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Kathleen’s memory to Crossroads Hospice, 8069 Washington Village Drive Dayton, Ohio 45458 (937) 312-3170 Friends and family may leave online condolences at


  • Visitation Thursday, March 27, 2014
  • Funeral Service Thursday, March 27, 2014

Kathleen Thelma Boothe

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March 27, 2014

Aunt Kathleen has always been one of my favorite aunts. She always was so vivacious and full of life. I can remember as a child, her, my mother, and other
aunts singing and doing the "Charleston", and having such a great time. As I got older, our long conversations, and our love of a really really clean house!
To me she was wonderful - I loved her and will miss her greatly, more that anyone can know. I hope she's doing a dance up "there" now. Bless you always dear Aunt Kathleen. Love You, your niece, Pat Stoots

Dottie Blankenship

March 26, 2014

I can't remember whether I ever met Aunt Kathleen, I have seen photos of her when she was young with her sisters. Very Pretty family, I married her nephew Larry , who passed last March.
I was honored to be among this family. I loved Larry's grandparents.

March 26, 2014

I want to express my deepest sympathies to Carl and Sheree and the family. My heartfelt feelings go out to you. I loved Kathleen so much as a little boy and as I grew into adulthood. I would sit around the kitchen table at the farm on Big Branch outside Wayne,WV and be enthralled by her stories of living in England and many other places she and Carl lived in and traveled to over the years.She had a smile that just lit up the room when she walked in. She was drop dead gorgeous. I will always cherish the good memories I have of her. Paul David ( PD ) Blankenship