Marcella Jean Booth, 72

Marcella Jean Booth, 72, of Wabash, died 6:32 a.m., Thursday, April 8, 2021, at Parkview Health Randallia in Fort Wayne. 

She was born on May 20, 1948, in Paintsville, Ky., to John and Grace (Keel) Vires.

Marcella was a 1966 graduate of Van Lear High School, Van Lear, Ky. She married Harold V. Booth on March 25, 1968, in Wabash. Marcella was a member of Emmanuel Free Will Baptist Church. She enjoyed traveling, going on picnics, playing cards, and swimming in her pool. 

She is survived by husband, Harold Booth of Wabash; daughter, Tina Murphy, of Wabash; two grandchildren, Chandler Murphy of Wabash, and MaKayla Murphy of Huntington; sisters and brother, Betty Collins of Michigan, Rita Winters of Louisville, Ky., Buddy (Sally) Vires of Battle Ground, Wash., and Carol Phelps of Lexington, Ky. She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers and three sisters.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Friday, April 16, 2021, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, Wabash, with Rev. Terry Hinds officiating. Burial will be in Falls Cemetery, Wabash. Friends may call one hour prior to the service, at the funeral home.

Preferred memorial is Emmanuel Free Will Baptist Church.

The memorial guest book for Marcella may be signed at

Posted on 2021 Apr 12