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Josephine "Jo" (Hanks) Booth

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Josephine "Jo" (Hanks) Booth Obituary
Josephine "Jo" (Hanks) Booth

AGE: 94 • Wilmington, Del.

Josephine H. Booth, age 94, of Wilmington, DE, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 25, 2017.

Born in Danville, Illinois, Jo was the daughter of the late Nelle (Jackson) Hanks and Thomas J. Hanks. She was predeceased by her brother, Thomas J Hanks, Jr.

She graduated from Danville High School in 1940. During World War II, she worked for the DuPont Company at Indiana Ordinance Works in Newport, Indiana. After the war, she transferred to the Chemical Department of DuPont's Experimental Station in Wilmington. She then worked as an administrative assistant at Delaware Adolescent Program (DAPI) for 30 years and retired in 1992.

Jo was a long-time volunteer at St. Francis Hospital. She was a skilled bridge player and enjoyed spending time with friends. She was especially dedicated to her family.

She was predeceased by her husband of 57 years, George J. Booth. She is survived by her son, G. Jefferson Booth and his wife Kate Andersen; her grandchildren Amber Volpe, Ryan Booth and Taylor (Scott) Delaplane; and her great granddaughter Gianna Maria Volpe. Also surviving are many loved nieces and nephews.

A memorial celebration will be held on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at 11:00am at Concord Presbyterian Church, 1800 Fairfax Blvd., Wilmington,DE, 19803. Interment will be private.

Special thanks to the staff of Shipley Manor for their years of care and support and to the staff of Season's Hospice. In lieu of flowers, please send donation to DAPI, 2900 North Van Buren St, Wilmington, DE 19802.

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Published in The News Journal from Apr. 30 to June 4, 2017
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