Dolores June Booton, 91, of Pomona, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, at Rock Creek of Ottawa.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, 2020, at Dengel & Son Mortuary. Family will meet with friends from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020, at the mortuary. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery, Pomona. The family suggests memorial contributions to Hope House of Ottawa c/o Dengel & Son Mortuary, 235 S. Hickory, Ottawa, Kansas 66067. Family and friends are encouraged to post their condolences and memories on Dolores’ Tribute Wall at www.dengelmortuary.com.
Dolores was born June 1, 1928, in Smith County, Kansas, the daughter of Charley Thomas and Isa Mabel (Kirkendall) Goracke. She lived in Smith County, Kansas; Franklin, Nebraska; Topeka, Kansas; moving in 1960 to Pomona, Kansas. She graduated from Franklin High School, Franklin, Nebraska, with the class of 1947.
Dolores was united in marriage to Alfred R. Booton, Aug. 29, 1948, at Smith Center. They shared 71 years of love and countless memories.
Survivors include two sons, Douglas Booton and wife, Cathy, of Pomona; Bruce Booton and wife, Kim, also of Pomona; four grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred; parents, Charley and Isa Goracke; two brothers, Jim Goracke and Bud Goracke; and sister, Connie Love.
Dolores taught school for three years at Smith County. In 1974, she worked for J.C. Penney and Gibson’s both in Ottawa. In 1981, Dolores was a department manager for Walmart in the fabric/sewing department, retiring in 1994.
She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and attended Bible studies for years. Dolores was also a Cub Scout Den Mother in Pomona.
Dolores enjoyed cooking, crafts and sewing. She especially enjoyed reading and studying her Bible. She always loved spending time with her family and grandchildren.