Dorothy Lee (Lollar) Booth 1925-2022

BETHANY: Dorothy Lee Booth left this world on October 25, 2022, at the age of 97 years while residing in Bethany, MO.

She was born in Jamesport, MO on June 8, 1925. She was the 6th of 8 children born to Willard and Bessie (Walker) Lollar.  

Dorothy married the love of her life, John Booth. Dorothy and John were introduced by a friend of John’s and their first date was on a bright, sunny Sunday evening. Dorothy was working as a clerk for Montgomery Wards in Chillicothe at this time. John always said Dorothy said, “I wasn’t going to let him get away” but Dorothy always said, “He really didn’t try too hard.”

They were married on a Sunday, October 22, 1950, at Dorothy’s parents’ home east of Jamesport, MO after John had to work hard and late on Saturday getting the wheat saved.

John and Dorothy moved several times over their married years settling down on the family farm near Blue Ridge in the Gilman City area. Dorothy spent many years cutting fabric at Woolworths, Places, and finally retiring at WalMart.

To this union 5 children were born and loved by both: Barry, Cheryl, Johnna, LaJune and David.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband of nearly 60 years, John; her parents; her 7 siblings and a granddaughter, Valerie.

She is survived by her 5 children: Barry (Marianna) Booth, St. Joseph, MO, Cheryl (Gary) Ray, Bethany, MO; Johnna (Randy) Carrender, Jefferson City, MO; LaJune (Rick) Kampman, Bethany, MO; David Booth, St. Joseph, MO. Also surviving are 2 brothers-in-law, Dan (Mary) Booth of Kissee Mills, MO and Jack (Shirley) Booth of Granite Bay, CA; 12 grandchildren, 32 great grandchildren with 2 more boys arriving soon and 4 great-great grandchildren with another one on the way and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Funeral Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, October 29 at Roberson Funeral Home, Bethany, MO. Burial will follow in Miriam Cemetery, Bethany, MO. The family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Miriam Cemetery and/or Kirkley Chapel Building Fund in care of Roberson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 46, Bethany, MO 64424. Online condolences may be left at

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