Edwina "Joan" Booth Poling, 78, a resident of Parsons, departed this life Wednesday evening Feb. 5, 2014, at the home of her son, Kenny. She had been in declining health, and death was attributed to cancer.
She was born Monday, Dec. 9, 1935, at Elkins, a daughter of the late Edwin Judson Booth and Catherine Jane Pase Cyrus Booth.
On June 1, 1954, at Parsons, she was married to Kenneth Franklin Poling Jr., who preceded her in death Feb. 3, 1997.
Surviving are two sons, Kenneth Franklin Poling Jr. and wife, Lenette, of Parsons and Paul Edward Poling and wife, Alisa, of Hambleton; two brothers, Edwin J. "Peabody" Booth Jr. and wife, Wanda, of Parsons and Robert Alan "Bob" Booth and wife, Connie, of Ohio; three sisters, Eloise Marie Kosta and husband, Tom, and Marjorie Ellen Hedrick, all of California, and Margaret Eleanor Chase of Wyoming; six grandchildren, Natalie, Brandi, Daniel, Destry, Misty and Holly; two stepgrandchildren, Quintessia and Trevor; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death were one half brother, Fred Booth; and three half sisters, Lillian Belle Cyrus Perella, Lucille Booth and Winifred Cyrus.
She was a graduate of Parsons High School with the class of 1953. She was an employee of the former Tucker County Hospital, and she was a homemaker. She enjoyed sewing, canning, feeding and watching birds, fishing and reading her Bible.
The family will receive friends at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home parlor Sunday, Feb. 9, at 1 p.m. The Rev. Philip Dent will officiate, and interment will follow in Parsons City Cemetery at Parsons.
Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangement for Edwina "Joan" Booth Poling. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.