November 28, 1944 ~ March 9, 2009
Ilene LoRee Spires Nitz Booth passed away on Monday, March 9, 2009 at her residence in Lytle at the age of 64. She was born on November 28, 1944 at St. Frances Hospital in Grand Island, Nebraska to Eileen Spires of Clarks, Nebraska and adopted by Pete and Bessie Nitz of Wann, Nebraska, which is where Ilene spent her childhood years gowing up on a farm. She later graduated high schhol from Ashland, Nebraska. Later in life, on September 4, 1965, Ilene married Dr. David L. Booth at Ashland Methodist Church. Ilene is survived by her loving husband, Dr. David Booth; sons, Robert James, Daniel David, Thomas Scott, Bill Lee and Jeffrey Jay Booth; grandchildren; Jennifer, Hannah, Brittany, Bailey, Mikaela, Madison, Jacob, Jordan, Jessica, Logan, Kacee, Connor and Brennan Booth. Ilene was preceded in death by her parents, Pete and Bessie Nitz, and by a grandson, TJ Booth. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to the American Cancer Society; www.cancer.org
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We love and miss you grandma!!
Mom, We love and miss you. I’ll think about you and miss you everyday. We Love You, Dan, Gaila, Mikaela & Madison
Tom & Leann, We are very sorry to hear about Ilene. We send our love & prayers. Bill, Cari & Kids
We love you so much mom/grandma we will miss you. Bill, Kristi, Logan and Kacee
She loved her family and was truly a pleasure to be with. She will be missed. Our prayers are with you.
Sorry to hear about Ilene. You guys are in our thoughts and prayers. Eric, Heather, Nolan and Caden
A Mother’s love is never lost. We will keep the Booth family in our prayers. God Bless you all. Adrian, Laura, Matthew and Jonathon
I am truly sorry to hear of Ilene’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Booth family. Regards, Troy Kinnison
We are sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
We would like to express our heart felt condolances and sympathy. Words cannot alone express how sorry we are to hear this news. Ilene must have been, indeed, a wonderful person. Only she truly knows the Glory of the Heavenly Kingdom as she has been “promoted” to eternal bliss now. You have our heart-felt sympathy for the loss of Ilene. May you find peace with time.
Mom/Grandma, May you finally rest. We miss you dearly but know you are in a better place. Our memories of our life with you will have to lessen our hurt until we are together again. Love, Your Oldest son and Family.
Mom/Grandma, We love you so very much; and will miss you dearly. Jeff, Kari, Connor and Brennan
David and family, We are so sorry to hear about Ilene. I know she was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother and will be missed by all. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Tom & Sue Spears
We are so sorry for your loss your family is in our thoughts and prayers. Chris, Cathy, Cayley, Cain, and Camden Lorimor
My heartfelt condolence to you and your family.
Tom and the whole Booth family, I just wanted to offer my condolences on your mom! She must’ve been SOME kind of wonderful woman to raise such a FINE family!! My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you.
dear booth family, we are so sorry to hear of llene passing. she was such a kind and generous person. It is so hard to loose a loved one we are thinking of all of you and you are in our prayers sandy and dave battreall beaver lake
Dear Booth family, During my year in the US and on my later visits I always had the feeling I had a second home and ‘Mom’. Ilene always made me feel very welcome and I’ll never forget her. I wish you all a lot of strenght in these difficult times. Love, Arno
Doc, Bob, Dan, Tom, Bill, Jeff, and families, a great lady has crossed over the bridge. May Ilene be in peace. Our heartfelt condolences to you all. Andy, Beth, Stephanie, Mary Gjerde
Doc & family We should all be so fortunate to leave a legacy of wonderful memories and a special, caring, loving family. Our thoughts are with the Booth family. Larry & Marilyn
To the Booth Family- I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. Ma Booth touch so many people and will be greatly missed. I think she was the second mom for half of Conestoga. Eveyone loved her warm invitation and endless supply of snacks! What a kind and loving mother-an insperation for all us parents now to have the same bond with our children! God bless you all and my prayers are with you. Jeff, Heather, Grace and Jossie Ketelsen (Heather Matson)
Dear Doc, Boys, and families, Andy and I were so sorry to hear about your Ilene. As young teachers here at Conestoga land We felt so welcomed and supported by you all.We enjoyed watching her fine sons grow up. She was wonderful Mother.May time and all the warm thoughts coming your way ease your pain. Andy and Marilyn Myrtue Jill, Kate, Lucy
So sorry to hear of your loss. We will be thinking and praying for your family. May you find some comfort in the memories you have. Joe & Anna Sunderman, Jessie, Jade, Tobi Dayle, Caleb & Miranda
We send our condolences to all of you. Ilene always opened up her home and made us feel like part of your family .we love all of you and pray that your memories of all the fun family get togethers will help you get through this very tough time.
Booth family….. I just heard about your moms passing via “facebook” of all things. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Your mom was always such a nice lady…quiet like her boys….I just wanted to let you know that I was thinking about all of you and I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers during this incredibly rough time in your lives. Love from Nebraska…Jan & Brian Bresnahan and family
Our deepest sympathy goes out to all of you. May your wonderful memories carry you through this difficult time and beyond. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Doc and family, Please know that you are in our prayers. May God wrap his loving arms around you at this time. The Sayers, Uhe, and Slafter families
I am very sorry to hear about your loss. Your family is in my prayers.
My deepest sympathies are with you all.
My Thoughts and prayers are with the booths in there time
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Eric and Diana.
Our sincere and heartfelt condolences, she’s in peace now. Dr. Booth you and your wife have to be extraordinary people to raise such a special family. Hold onto each other and remember the good times. Gods Peace. The Mowinkels Dan, Pamela, Danielle and Derek
My sincere sympathy for you lose, you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers in this time of sorrow. Your mom will never be far from you because she lives on in your memories. I hope you find comfort with those memories.
The measure of one’s life is the love and happiness that a person brings to others. Ilene brought joy to all of those who knew her. She also left a legacy of joy for years to come through the beautiful family that she raised and nurtured. God Bless you!
May the Lord give you comfort and peace during this time. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Tonya and Dan Mitchell
May the Lord give you comfort and peace during this time. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Dan and Tonya Mitchell
I am sorry to hear of your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers in this time of sorrow.
Jeff: Ellie and I are very saddened and sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Kari, and the boys; as well as your dad and all your brothers.
OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH ALL THE FAMILY AT THIS TIME OF SORROW – WHAT A WONDERFUL MOTHER YOU ALL HAD AND WHAT A GIFT SHE GAVE TO US ALL WE ARE SO VERY BLESSED TO HAVE KNOWN HER – HER WONDERFUL LOVING HEART SHE HAD FOR HER FAMILY AND FRENDS WOW WHAT A BEAUTIFUL LADY SHE WILL TRUELY BE MISSED…….ALL OUR LOVE TO ALL OF YOU…..XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOX
Booth Family: My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time! She was truly a wonderful person and will be greatly missed. Love, Katie, Evan & Aden Feezell
Dear Booth Family, We have so many great memories of your family from our years in Murray. Ilene was an extraordinary person who, with her husband, raised a wonderful family. Ilene also loved her animals. I still laugh when I picture your char pei perched on top of your garage watching traffic! God bless you all, Kyle and Rick Black
Booth Family, I am sorry to hear of your loss. Ilene and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Dear Booth Family, Our family have had you in our prayers. We have many, many memories that we shared in the past while we were raising our kids all those years. Take care all and find strength in each other. You have a wonderful mom. Our love and prayers, Jerry and Jane Howe Jim and Mari Howe Jon and Carrie Howe Jeanne Howe
Dear Booth family, Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this very difficult time. Peace be with you.
Bill and Family, – Our thoughts and prayers are with you, we share your grief. Reflect on happier times spent with your Mom and let those treasured special memories carry you through this difficult period.
Never knew your mother but she raised a fine family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. You’re still blessed with the memories. God Bless
Your mother was a very kind soul. I’m so sorry for your loss – You’re in my thoughts.
Booth Family, We are sorry to hear about your loss. Carleen, Daryn, Carryna & Greysen Light Henry, Kathy & Brian Vest
We were so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Ma Booth will sincerely be missed. Growing up I always remember how much you guys always teased her and everyone could tell how much she truly loved it! Caleb, Courtney and Ian Morehead
Booth family, We are sorry to hear about your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Booth Family – I am very sorry to hear about your loss. Ma Booth always made me feel at home when I visited, which I’m sure was too often. She had a great sense of humor, probably necessary with a house of boys and their friends giving her a hard time. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
I am sorry to hear about the passing of your mom. I never had the privilege to meet your mom. She raised a very nice son (Bill). My heart goes out to you and your family.
Please accept the condolences of your friends and co-workers with the Division of State Parks.
We were very sorry to hear of your loss.
Bill, Kristi, & family, We are very sorry to hear of your loss. I’m sorry we never got a chance to know her well, she must have been a saint after raising a handful of boys. May peace be with her now after her recent struggles and God be with you and yours. Thinking of you in this difficult time. Todd & Brandi Perdew & family
Doc & family, To the entie Booth Family we extend our deepest sympathy over the loss of your precious wife, mother and grandmother. What a Dear, Sweet Lady we were so lucky to know. We have so many beautiful, fun memories from our Conestoga days with you. You are a family we will never forget! Peace & Love to all! Yvonne & Les Padget
So sorry to hear of your loss.
Dan, Sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family. I know how hard these times are. Michelle
Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Doc & family, You are in our thoughts and prayers. Have many memories of being around the Booth house growing up. Ilene definitely taught us a lesson in hard work. Thanks for the endless supply of Starbursts and Hot Tamales! Geron, Jen, Josh, Caleb, and Hannah
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this very difficult time. God Bless Corey,Brooke,and Carson Hobscheidt
We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Patterson Family
Bill, Kristi and family, We are so sorry for the loss of your Mother. We sure enjoyed her during our time of visit with you. A wonderful lady that will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love, Jeff, Jill, Madison & Mackenzie Govier
Our thoughts and prayers are with your whole family during this time. Scott,Angi,Kimi,Ryan and Kristen Miller
My prayers are with your family. I always remember what fun it was to talk to Ilene. She could make me laugh. Condolances from Karen and Paul Waters
My condolences for you and your family during this hard time. My prayers are with you.
Miss you mom
Happy Birthday Mom! Love you!
Love you and miss you mom!
Miss u every day!
Miss u every day!