Ruth Jeanette Kitzmiller Booher, 77, Kingsport, Sullivan Co TN, began her new life with her Lord Sunday, August 3, 2008.
Born in Kingsport, Sullivan Co TN, on March 18, 1931, she is enjoying the fellowship of her parents, Zed and Chessie McCray Kitzmiller. Beginning with her brother, Orville 'Dick' Kitzmiller, who was killed in Guam in World War II, she was preceded in death by all six of her brothers and sisters; and daughter, Lisa Carol.
A life-long resident of Sullivan County, Ruth was an active vital member of Beulah Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School and sang in the choir for over 50 years. Her joyful spirit and Godly influence was felt by many young people throughout the years. She took great pleasure in playing the piano and taking care of family and friends.
Ruth is survived by her husband, Lloyd E. Booher of Kingsport, TN; her son and daughter-in-law, Louis and Dianna Booher of Old Hickory, TN; her daughter, Janet Myers-Thornburg of Kingsport, TN; her two grandchildren, Shaun Booher and Megan Kennedy and her husband, John; two great-granddaughters, Chaeli and Brooklynn; sisters-in- law, Ruby Kitzmiller and Anabell Kitzmiller, both of Kingsport, TN; and several nieces and nephews.
The family received friends at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport. Services with Rev. Al South officiating. Music was provided by the Beulah Baptist Church Choir.
Graveside services were conducted Tuesday, August 5, 2008 at Tri-Cities Memory Gardens.
Her grandson and nephews served as pallbearers.
Memorial contributions may be given to Beulah Baptist Church, 491 Beulah Church Road, Kingsport, TN 37663