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Arlin "Slim" Boothby 1915 - 2009


Posted By: Connie Swearingen (email)
Date: 5/22/2019 at 23:29:02

Sioux City Journal
13 April 2009

CORRECTIONVILLE, Iowa -- Arlin "Slim" Boothby, 93, longtime Correctionville resident, passed away Saturday, April 11, 2009, at a Sioux City hospital.

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Grace United Methodist Church in Correctionville, with Pastor Sheryl Ashley officiating. Burial will be in the Correctionville Cemetery. Visitation will be 1 to 4 p.m. today, at Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee, and from 6 to 8 p.m. today, with the family present, and a prayer service at 7:30 p.m., at the church. Online condolences may be left at www.boothbyfuneral.com.

Arlin was born Oct. 21, 1915, in Tilden Township, Cherokee County, Iowa, to Alfred and Sophia (Hartliep) Boothby. He graduated from Washta Public School in 1934. He was married to Eleanor Beers on Dec. 24, 1938 at Washta, Iowa. He farmed early in his life; then worked for Simonsens in Quimby for a few years. He worked at the Correctionville Schools (later Eastwood) from 1961 until 1980 as a custodian, bus driver and bus maintenance. He had lived in Correctionville area most of his life.

He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church. He enjoyed time spent with his family, especially the grandchildren and also enjoyed playing cards and fishing.

He is survived by his wife, Eleanor; four children, Jim Boothby of Temple, Texas, Cheryl Volkert of Correctionville, Alan Boothby and his wife, Alexandra of Camp Douglas, Wis., and Marc Boothby and his wife, Lorrie of Moville, Iowa; 16 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister and brother-in-law, Arbie and Joe Dessel.


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