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JoAnn Clayton (Beatty) Booher

March 29, 1930 — September 3, 2023

Oklahoma City

JoAnn Clayton (Beatty) Booher

JoAnn (Jo) Booher was born March 29, 1930, in Wichita, KS, the second daughter of H. C. and Mary Beatty. She spent much of her childhood growing up in the Midwest and Western United States, having lived in Wichita, KS; Marion, Ohio; Chicago, IL; Minneapolis, MN; Cheyenne, WY and Omaha, NE, where she and her sister, Marion, graduated Benson High School in 1947. In 1948 she moved with her family to Oklahoma City where she spent the remainder of her life.

In 1957 she met Jim Booher at the Mummers Theatre where they both worked as volunteers. After a brief courtship in 1959 they were married on March 6, 1960. To them were born four children: Clay [Michelle], Carolyn, Matthew [Kerrie], and Sarah Madden [Bill]; all of whom, along with Jim, survive.

Also surviving are five grandchildren: Colin [Nicole] Booher of Midland, TX; Blaine [Kacie] Booher of Oklahoma City; Monica Madden of Austin, TX; Andrew Madden of Milwaukee, WI; and Caitlin Madden of Paradise Valley, AZ; as well as two great grandchildren: Finleigh and Ada Booher, of Midland, TX.

During her children’s school years, she was active in PTA and often served as homeroom mother and on Fridays she could be found at Western Oaks Elementary School popping popcorn for the students with her friend Dru Graves. She was active in many aspects of volunteering, including her work in the Mobile Meals program and as a Deaconess and CWF Member at Crown Heights Christian Church and at Western Oaks Christian Church.

After raising her children, she enjoyed a fulfilling career, working as an executive assistant at Liberty National Bank and then as a customer service officer at Banc First. Her last job took her out of the banking industry and into healthcare, working at Integris Hospital in their doctor credentialing department.

Her life was filled with love, understanding and compassion, as she was always aware that she did not know the burden others were carrying. She enjoyed traveling, entertaining, playing piano and spending time with family and friends. She was also known for having her famous chocolate chip cookies on hand for when family and friends stopped by to visit.

She was incredibly proud of her family and friends and will be dearly missed among those of us who knew her.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her beloved sister and best friend, Marion Beatty Yeager. She left this life on September 3, 2023, in the loving care of the staff at Integris Hospice House.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, September 30th  at 11:00 a.m. at Crown Heights Christian Church.  In lieu of flowers donations made be to either Crown Heights Christian Church Memorial Fund or Integris Hospice House.

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Saturday, September 30, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

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