Geraldine “Gerry” Ruth Booth passed away unexpectedly on June 1, 2020 at the age of 73 after an illness.
Gerry was born in Barbour Co. on October 4, 1946 to Ernest and Ruth (Titchnell) Lantz. She is survived by her loving husband of 55 years, Roger Booth of Philippi and her devoted daughter, Judy (Rick) Freeman of Tacy. Also surviving are granddaughters, Brooklyn (Ali) Bahu and Morgan Balducci; great-grandchildren, Rakhula, Arianne and Haya Bahu, and Luka Balducci; four siblings, Mary Paugh of Fairmont, Genevieve “Genny” America of Parkersburg, David Lantz of Clarksburg and Melvin “Chuck” Lantz of Mt. Clare. Gerry is also survived by their special neighbors, who she regarded as equally as her own family, Cassy and Anthony Juser and daughters, Oakley and Hazlee.
She was preceded in death by siblings, Ernest “Billy” Lantz, Opal Anglin, Troy “Buddy” Lantz and Daryl Lantz.
She was a member of the Faithway Baptist Church of Belington, and enjoyed many creative hobbies, making memories with family, and especially pouring love into her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Friends will be received at Wright Funeral Home 220 N. Walnut St. Philippi on Thursday, June 4th from 5-8 and on Friday, June 5th from 8am-1pm. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 pm with Pastor Downing Gregory officiaiting. Interment will follow in Mt. Vernon Memorial Cemetery.