Booth, Frances Marian (Hurst)
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Frances Marian (Hurst) Booth, 90 of Independence, MO, died, Thursday, December 26, 2013 at the Villages of Jackson Creek. Cremation is planned with memorial services to be held 2:00 p.m., Saturday, March 29th at Phoenix Central Community of Christ church. Donations, in lieu of flowers, may be made in her name to Outreach International or Community of Christ Dome & Spire Organ Foundation. Frances was born July 31, 1923, in Chicago, IL to Ray L. and Mollie (Heerlein) Hurst. She received her Masters Degree in Education and taught in public schools in Washington DC, then Virginia for over 30 years. She took lifelong pleasure in playing piano and organ, writing hymns and poetry, and taught writing classes in her 80's. She was a member of the Community of Christ, Prescott and Phoenix Central Congregations, and active supporter of Outreach International, Kids Bible Club in Jonesboro, AR, Whispering Pines Campgrounds in AZ and Graceland University. She is survived by nieces and nephews of three generations on both sides of the family, including nieces Linda Daily and Carol Steede Spaulding, great-niece Julie (Birks) Shaw, great-nephews Ryan Birks and Stephen Daily, and great-great niece Joscelyn Shaw. She was preceded in death by her husband, Boyd L. Booth in 1990 and a sister, Helen Steede. Online condolences may be expressed at www.speakschapel.com (Arrangements: Speaks Suburban Chapel 816-373-3600)
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18020 East 39th Street Independence, MO 64055
Published in The Arizona Republic on Mar. 26, 2014