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James C. “Jim” Booth

January 28, 2017

Delia—James C. ”Jim” Booth, 77, passed away Saturday, January 28, 2017 at the Community Hospital in St. Marys.

He was born May 19, 1939 at Emporia, the son of Russell and Elsie Marie Shelinbarger Booth.  Jim was raised in Osage County south of Osage City on the Maris Des Cygens River.  After graduating from Lebo High School he attended Kansas State and Emporia State Universities.

Jim became a full time farmer in a partnership operation with his father and brother.  He moved his family to Jackson County in 1970 due to the Federal Corp of Engineers purchase of ground for the Melvern Federal Reservoir.  Jim along with his wife Jo and two sons operate J and J Farms west of Mayetta.  He was a member of the Delia Presbyterian Church.  Jim joined the Lebo Masonic Lodge in 1961 and transferred his membership to the Delia Lodge.  He was a member of the Kansas Farm Bureau and served on many committees and held many offices.  He was a 4-H community leader and had coached Baseball.  He was currently serving on the Jackson County Rural Water Board No. 3 and the Kaw Valley Electric Election Board.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

On March 25, 1961 he was united in marriage to Jo Anne Whittington at the Osage City Presbyterian Church.  She survives of the home.

Other survivors include his four sons, Jeffery (Cherri) Booth, Delia, Joe (Tonia) Booth, Mayetta, Jacy (Susan) Booth, Parkville, MO. and J.R. (Molly) Booth, Clinton, MO; his brother, Milton  (Shirley) Booth, Emporia; 11 grandchildren.

Celebration of Life Services will be at 10:00 A.M. Thursday, February 2, 2017 at the Delia Presbyterian Church.  Graveside services will be at 3:00 P.M. Thursday afternoon at the Arvonia Cemetery south of Osage City.  Mr. Booth will lie in state and the family will receive friends from 5:30 until 7:30 Wednesday, February 1, 2017 with a short service at 7:30 P.M. at Piper Funeral Home in St. Marys.  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Delia Presbyterian Church  the Delia Masonic Lodge or the Arvonia Historic Preservation Society and sent in care of the funeral home.  To read a full obituary or to leave an online condolence please go to www.piperfuneralhome.com.

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26 thoughts on “James C. “Jim” Booth

  1. Thinking of you all as your family gathers in this hour to celebrate Jim’s life on earth and now in heaven. May the Lord Jesus offer strength and hope during this time of grief. He will be missed by all and waiting for you in heaven. God bless you!

  2. I am so sorry for your loss. You folks are in my thoughts and prayers. May you find peace in knowing God will protect Jim now.

  3. JoAnne & Boys so sorry to learn of Jimmie’s passing, may he rest in peace without pain. I have great memories of us cousins growing up together down on the farm on the Marais Des Cygne River. We love you and prayers to you and the family.

  4. JoAnne, Jeff, Joe, JR, Jacy & Families,
    We were so sorry to learn of Jim’s passing. He’s no longer in pain & we hope this helps ease your pain a little, also. You have a lifetime of memories to cherish always. He was a good man & neighbor. May he rest in peace & God Speed……
    The Jacobsen’s ~ Jake & Pearl; Dale & Carolyn; Randy, ,Shane, Chad & Families; Sis & Wilbur Stum, Jr. & Mick, Tami, Haylie Jo, Brent & Tealee

  5. Joann: Sorry for your loss. We were neighbors growing up as kids. Had lots of good memories going to school in a one room school house.

  6. Oh my, JoAnne. Our hearts ache for u. Memories: Dick, Jim and boys fishing and picnics at your pond, home ec classes at C of E, your parents, getting ready and being in your wedding. We loved being with u guys, and know Jim sure loved you.

  7. Joann and family sorry to hear of Jim’s passing your family did a lot of good things in Jackson county over the years. Thinking of you all

  8. Hi Jo Anne,
    Sorry to learn of Jim’s passing. We all know it will happen but it is a challenge when it does.
    You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  9. Dear Joann and boys, So sad to hear about Jim’s passing. He and your family were always great neighbors and friends to our family. What great memories! My folks loved you dearly. I know they welcomed him home and had a great reunion. Love you!

  10. Sorry to hear about the loss of Jim. It was a big surprise. I’m so glad that I got to see and talk to Jim at our (Jo’s) class reunion in Lebo about four years ago. My condolences go out to Jo and the whole family.

  11. Dear Joann & family,
    We are so sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. He was a great friend and neighbor. We will miss him so very much.
    May you feel the Peace of God with His arms wrapped around you. We love you all

  12. Dear Joann & family,
    We are so sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. He was a great friend and neighbor. We will miss him so very much.
    May you feel the Peace of God with His arms wrapped around you. We love you all
    Sorry we aren’t there for you at this time.

  13. Sorry to hear of the passing of Jim. I had the pleasure of being on the Kaw Valley Electric Election board with him. He will be missed. My condolences to his family.

  14. Jo Anne and boys: So sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. Many fond memories of our families together. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  15. On January 30, Jim Best says:
    What a great guy to know. Enjoyed hunting on the farm. Two of the nicest son’s anyone could know. He will be greatly missed. RIP

  16. Jo Ann and boys you have my deepest sympathy got to know Jim in the late 80’s when i sold him feed have been friends every since always loved to visit with him whenever i would see him what a great man he was Mike & Rose Mary Henry

    • So sorry to read about JIm’s passing. He rented my mom’s pasture land for many years and seemed like a very nice man. My thoughts are with his family at this time.

  17. I am so very sorry for your loss! Please find comfort from a scripture I’m sure you have read several times before but is personal to you now.
    “And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” (Revelation 21:4) Jw.org

  18. Remember Jim when he lived on the Booth place north of the Marias des Cygne River. The Arvonia River Rats played baseball in a pasture located on the Booth property. Lots of fond memories I have of Jim and his family. His wife was like sister to me when we were young. Great memories!

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