Earthman Funeral Directors

8303 Katy Fwy, Houston, TX


Jane Donecker Booth

July 14, 1929May 14, 2020

Jane Anita Donecker Booth passed away in Houston, TX, on May 14, 2020. She was the daughter of Anita and Richard Donecker of Yeadon, PA, and graduated from Yeadon High School where she was an honor student, sang in the choir, was a cheerleader, and played field hockey. She graduated from the College of Wooster in Ohio with a BA in sociology and went on to work for the State of Pennsylvania as a social worker specializing in family welfare and assistance.

Jane married Fred Booth in 1953. They lived in many cities as his career progressed, and she was active in the Presbyterian church, community and church choirs, and various charities wherever they went. Always above all for Jane was her family.

Jane is survived by Fred, her husband of almost 67 years; brothers Robert Donecker and Frederick and wife Susan Donecker; daughters Donna and husband Christopher Gaut of Houston, TX, and Lynn and husband Joe Ferry of Powell, OH; grandchildren Richard and wife Megan Gaut, Christopher and wife Dolores Gaut, Carolyn and husband Jay Kraska, Christine Ferry, and Shannon Ferry; great-grandchildren Roselyn, Vivian, and Elizabeth Gaut; and a large extended family as well as many old and dear friends.

Jane and Fred summered in Cape May Point, NJ, for most of their marriage and loved having family and friends visit to share their love of the shore.


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