Katherine L. Booth-Williams, 89, of Wood River, passed away at 2:50 p.m. on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at Blu – Fountain Manor in Godfrey with her loving family by her side.
She was born on February 3, 1925, the eleventh of 12 children, at her home on Choutea Avenue in Alton, the daughter of the late Peter and Sina (Foster - Kortkamp) Bruns.
She married Harold E. Booth on September 26, 1942 in Alton and he preceded her in death. She later remarried and he also preceded her in death.
Survivors include four daughters and two sons-in-law, Carolyn and Ray West of Godfrey, Julie Bowers of Henderson, KY, Janice Ryan of Roxana, Lonna and Mike Allen of Salem; one son and daughter-in-law, Paul E. and Penny Booth Sr. of Argyle, IA; 11 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren and an expectant great-grandson.
Katherine attended Alton High School. She was a Wal – Mart greeter and got a Nurses Attendant Certificate. A homemaker, she was a member of the Roxana Church of Nazarene for many years where she was a Sunday School teacher, Sunday School Superintendent, and she served on various church board and church committees. Her family and her church was her life.
In addition to her parents and her husbands, she was preceded in death by eleven brothers and sisters, and a son-in-law, Kenneth Bowers.