Dorthea Mae Booth, 85

Dorthea Mae Booth, 85, of Wabash, died at 11 p.m., Tuesday, June 21, 2022, at Rolling Meadows Healthcare Center in LaFontaine. 

She was born on April 1, 1937, in Wabash, to William "Bill" and Agnes (Campbell) Moore.

Dorthea was a 1956 graduate of Wabash High School. She married James Donald Booth in Wabash on Sept. 23, 1956; he died November 28, 1996. She worked at Wabash Magnetics, retiring after 26 years. Dorthea was a member of the New Life Baptist Church. She enjoyed reading, working in her yard, and loved caring for others.

She is survived by three children, Ellie (Donald) Davis of Marion, Barry (Cindy) Booth of Wabash, and Marcia (David) Milliner of LaFontaine; nine grandchildren, Donald Davis, Jr. of Daytona, Fla., Ryan (Holly) Booth of Fort Wayne, Lisa Sisco of North Webster, Wendy (Adam) Lynn of Roann, Brandon (Amber) Booth of Wabash, Jeremy Milliner of LaFontaine, Jordan Booth of Wabash, Tim (Chasity) Milliner of LaFontaine, and William (Jerrika) Davis of Huntington; 20 great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren. 

She was also preceded in death by her parents, four brothers, one sister, and her granddaughter, Jennifer Butcher.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m., Saturday, June 25, 2022, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash, with Pastor Scott Johnston officiating. Burial will be in Friends Cemetery, Wabash.  Friends may call 4-7 p.m. Friday, at the funeral home.

Preferred memorial is New Life Baptist Church.

The memorial guest book for Dorthea may be signed at

Posted on 2022 Jun 22