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Genevieve (Hunsinger) Culley Bootz, 95, of Evansville passed away Tuesday January 9, 2013 at Holiday Village.
Genevieve lived her life by the legacy of community service that goes back decades. Her philosophy, "If you could you should," has led her to many Tri-State organizations that have benefited from her assistance. At the YWCA, Bootz helped with a shelter renovation and provided scholarships for at-risk girls. She served as president of the Vanderburgh County PTA Council and through that involvement, encouraged the development of a metropolitan school district, now known as the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corp. Other organizations that have been helped by Bootz include Easter Seals, Evansville ARC, the Boys and Girls Club, New Harmony Theatre and Under the Beams. She continued to serve on the Deaconess Foundation Board where she was employed for many years. She was honored at a tribute dinner at the YWCA and Easter Seals. She was selected to be in the "100 Years, 100 Women" listing. Also, receiving the Phenomenal Woman at USI and the Leadership Evansville Award.
Genevieve is survived by her daughter, Myrna Spurgin and husband John of Evansville, IN; daughter-in-law, Faye Culley; brother, Jack Hunsinger and wife Connie; grandchildren, Dr. Timothy Spurgin and wife Gretchen of Appleton, WI, Krista L. Housman and husband Brian of Evansville, IN, Yulanda Pope and husband Norman of Huntsville, AL; great grandchildren, Genevieve Foster and her twin brother Stephen of Kawai, HI, Mallory and Isaac Housman of Evansville, IN, Kenneth and Sheridan Pope of AL; stepsons, William E. Bootz of Evansville, Thomas H. Bootz and wife Janalee of Evansville, IN; step grandchildren, Ryan T. Bootz and wife Lori, Bradford Bootz and wife JoBeth all of Evansville, IN; step great grandchildren, Kendall Bootz, Rebecca Bootz and Parker Bootz; nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, Jack Brizius and Howard Bootz of 36 years; brother, George Hunsinger; twin sons, Jerry Culley and Larry Culley; granddaughter, Shawn Spurgin.
Visitation will be from 2:00 - 8:00 pm Friday January 11, 2013 at Ziemer Funeral Home North Chapel, 6300 N. First Ave., Evansville, IN 47710.
Funeral service will be at 12:30 pm Saturday January 12, 2013 at the funeral home.
Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Easter Seals Rehabilitation Center, 3701 Bellemeade Ave., Evansville, IN 47714, Boys and Girls Club, 1328 Dresden St., Evansville, IN 47710, Evansville ARC,615 W. Virginia St., Evansville, IN 47710, YWCA, 118 Vine St., Evansville, IN 47708, New Harmony Theater, 419 Tavern St., New Harmony, IN 47631, Under the Beams, 413 Granary St., New Harmony, IN 47631 or Little Sisters of the Poor, 1236 Lincoln Ave, Evansville, IN 47714.
The family would like to thank Libby Culiver, Jeanne Kelly and the staff at Heritage Hospice especially Jaime Hamilton, and her physicians Dr. Mehrzad, Dr. Amhed and Dr. Todd Burry.
Condolences may be made to the family online at www.ziemerfuneralhome.com
Ziemer Funeral Home North
6300 N First Ave
Evansville, IN 47714
Published in Courier Press on Jan. 10, 2013