Jessie Irene Booth, 91, of Minier died
Thursday (Sept. 11, 2003) at 8:21 a.m. at Eureka Community Hospital
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m.
Sunday at Armington Christian Church. Her funeral will be at 10 a.m.
Monday at the church, with Ed Loyd officiating.
Burial will be in Minier Cemetery.
Quiram Funeral Home of Atlanta is
Mrs. Booth and her husband were
lifetime farmers in the Minier area. She had also been employed by
the Woolen Mill store in Bloomington.
She was born Dec. 11, 1911, in Wayne
County to Loren and Mabel Emmons Orr. She married Kenneth W. Booth
on June 24, 1933, in rural Armington.
Survivors are her husband; two
daughters, Kathryn (and Kenneth) Frus of Washington and Martha (and
Larry) Paustian of East Peoria; and three grandchildren, Carolyn
Frus, Janet Frus and Ashley Paustian.
She was preceded in death by one
sister, Allene Reid.
Mrs. Booth was active in the Armington
Woman's Club and Tazewell County Home Bureau. She was also was a 4-H
leader and Sunday school teacher.
Memorials may be made to the Armington
Christian Church or the Apostolic Christian Home of Eureka.
Joseph A. Kafka, 80,
of Rochester, a 50-year Mount Pulaski resident, died Friday (Sept.
12, 2003) at 5:25 a.m. at St. John's Hospital in Springfield.
Visitation will be
from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in
Mount Pulaski. His funeral will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the funeral
home, with Bill Shanle and John Robertson officiating.
Burial will be in
Mount Pulaski Cemetery.
Mr. Kafka was a
teacher, principal and superintendent for District 23 before he
He served in the U.S.
Army Air Corps from 1942 to 1945.
He was born April 21,
1923, in Lab, Czechoslavakia, to John and Josephine Visvadra Kafka.
He married Janie O'Bryan on May 18, 1944, in Dyersburg, Tenn.
Survivors are his
wife, of Rochester; one daughter, Camille (and Robert) Chiles of
Rochester; one grandson, Michael Chiles of Rochester; one
granddaughter, Sheila Cantrall of Rochester; and six
He was preceded in
death by one son, Kenneth Kafka, and one granddaughter, Margo
He was a member of
Mount Pulaski Christian Church, Mount Pulaski Rotary and Who's Who
in American Education
Memorials may be made to Vonderlieth
Living Center, Mount Pulaski.
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