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Barbara Booher, Adair Co., KY (1935-2011)

She was the matriarch of a large, highly regarded family. She leaves 24 direct living descendants. She was the widow of Austin Kendrick Booher, was a former employee of Osh Kosh B'Gosh

Barbara Booher, 75, of Columbia, died Saturday, February 5, 2011 at 9:45pmCT. at Jane Todd Crawford Hospital in Greensburg, KY.

The funeral service will be Tuesday, February 8, 2011 at 1pmCT, at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville ST (MAP), Columbia, KY, with Rev. Lonny Karnes, Rev. Darrell Karnes and Rev. William Karnes officiating. Burial will be in Columbia Cemetery, 315 Campbellsville ST, Columbia, KY. Visitation will be after 5pmCT, Monday, February 7, 2011, at the funeral home.

Barbara Karnes Booher, Adair Co., KY (1935-2011)

Barbara Booher was born Sunday, March 10, 1935 in Adair Co., KY. She was the daughter of the late Allen and Pearl Butler Karnes. She died Saturday, February 5, 2011, in Greensburg, Green Co., KY, at the age of 75 years, 10 months, and 26 days.

She was a former employee of Osh Kosh B'Gosh.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Austin Booher in February 2008, a daughter, Mary Jane Booher, a grandson, Jamie Corbin and two brothers, Austin and Jim Karnes.

Survivors include the following:
  • Two sons: Sammy and his wife Melinda Booher, Mike and his wife Joyce Booher all of Columbia, KY

  • Two daughters: Sherry and her husband Dwayne Corbin, Debbie Booher and best friend Shawn Shirley all of Columbia, KY

  • Five brothers: Rev. William Karnes of Greensburg, Rev. Lonny Karnes, Rev. Darrell Karnes, Randall Karnes and Ronnie Karnes all of Columbia, KY

  • Two sisters: Dorothy Mouser of Columbia, Geraldine Herbst of Monticello, KY

  • Nine grandchildren

  • Eleven great-grandchildren

  • And a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends
Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville ST, Columbia, KY in charge of arrangements.

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