Elizabeth Booth, age 92, left this world to go to a better place on October 1, 2020, after an extended illness.
She was born July 19, 1928, in Farmers, Rowan County, and was a daughter of the late James William Ingram and Nora Gilbert Ingram. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James B. Booth in November 2009.
Elizabeth was the youngest and last remaining child in her family. She was preceded in death by four sisters, Ruth Ingram, Naomi Ingram, Violi Ingram Gilkerson, and Lillie Pearl Ingram Evans Thompson; one brother, Jay W. Ingram; a half-sister, Beulah Ingram Huff; and a half-brother, Russell Ingram.
Survivors include her daughter, Brenda Rigsby and husband Steve; a grandson, Christopher Stephen Rigsby and wife Shauna; and a great grandson, Hunter James Middleton, all of Clearfield. She is also survived by a sister-in-law, Ann Ingram, and a niece, Patricia Ingram of Lexington.
Elizabeth graduated from Morehead High School in 1947. While living in Farmers she worked for many years for the Parker’s at the store and post office. She married James Booth in 1949. They were married 60 years before Jay passed away in 2009. She continued to work at the store in Farmers until 1966 when the family moved to Morehead. At that point she started working at Rowan County High School and continued working after that time at different positions in the Rowan County School System until she retired.
She worked several years in the Style Shoppe in Morehead. Working there combined her love of observing people with her love of fashion. She always enjoyed dressing up and was teased by friends who said she even went dressed up to work outside. Elizabeth took a lot of pride in her home and enjoyed decorating and changed things frequently. She loved to decorate with the seasons and her favorite holiday was Christmas. Many times, she’d begin decorating for Christmas right after Halloween.
She was a life-long member of the Farmers Christian Church and in later years she and Jay attended Midland Church of God. After Jay’s passing, she attended the Morehead First Baptist Church with her daughter Brenda and son-in-law Steve.
Elizabeth loved to eat out, shop, travel, and go to yard sales. She would only need a 15-minute warning to be ready to go just about any place. She and Jay traveled extensively on Am Trax seeing 48 of the 50 states. She was quiet a social person and in later years she would speak of things they did and friends when she was young.
Elizabeth was a generous loving person who loved her family, especially her grandson Chris. She wanted so much for him. Elizabeth was loved and will be greatly missed by many people.
The family would like to give special thanks to St. Claire Hospice, Home Health, and St. Claire HealthCare. Also, a special thanks to Linda Ginter who was very important in the care of Elizabeth.
Private graveside services will be conducted 11 a.m. Tuesday, October 6, 2020, at Jones Cemetery in Midland with Wayne Willis officiating.
Pallbearers: Hunter Middleton, Dean Harney, Wayne Willis, Larry Dixon, Bill Shelly, Dusty Coyle, and Russ Ward.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to St. Claire Hospice, St. Claire Home Health, or St. Claire HealthCare, 234 Medical Circle, Morehead, KY 40351.
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