William P. “Bill” Booth, 92, Howe, died Friday, June 21, 2013 at Parkview LaGrange Hospital.
He was born April 15, 1921, in LaGrange County, to John M. and Leafa (Fisher) Booth.
He retired from the U.S. Army as a First Lieutenant, serving his country in World War II. He then served with the Indiana State Police from 1946-1966, retiring as a Sergeant. He was also a farmer. He was a member and former elder, trustee and deacon of Lima Presbyterian Church in Howe. He was also a member of Meridian Sun Lodge F&AM #76, Sylvan Chapter OES #251, Pioneers Indiana State Police, and LaGrange American Legion Post 215.
He was married May 3, 1942, in Wolcottville Baptist Church, to Patricia Grubaugh. She preceded him in death on February 1, 1994. He married Helen Glotfelty in 1997. She preceded him in death in May 2006.
Surviving are two daughters, Barbara G. Lehmer, Sun Lake, Ariz., and Karmen G. Booth, Phoenix, Ariz.; one son, W. Print Booth, Howe; two stepsons, Warren and Addie Glotfelty, McHenry, Md., and John Glotfelty, Greensburg. Penn.; 13 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and two brothers and one sister-in-law, Donald D. Booth and L. Thomas and Sue Booth, all of Ft. Wayne, Ind.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one stepson, Denny Glotfelty, three sisters, Ida L. Sutherland, Nona L. Weston, and Rita A. Elliott, and two brothers, John M. Booth Jr. and Charles C. Booth.
Visitation is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Monday, June 24, at Frurip-May Funeral Home in LaGrange. There will be a 7:30 p.m. Masonic Service at the funeral home.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 25, at Frurip-May Funeral Home in LaGrange with Reverend Dave Hughes officiating.
Burial with military rites by LaGrange American Legion Post 215 will be in Greenwood Cemetery, LaGrange.
Memorials may be directed to Lima Presbyterian Church in Howe or donor’s choice.
Online condolences may be sent at www.fruripmayfuneral home.com.
Frurip-May Funeral Home in LaGrange is in charge of arrangements.