Barb Boothby
Barb Boothby

Nov. 28, 1939-Sept. 7, 2018

DELPHOS - Barbara A. "Barb" Boothby, 78, was called home to the Lord at 4:51 p.m. Friday at Mercy Health-St. Rita's Medical Center, surrounded by her loving family.

Barb was born on Nov. 28, 1939, in Cloverdale to Earl A. and Janice L. (Snyder) Ladd, who preceded her in death.

Her husband, Robert G. Boothby, preceded her in death on Aug. 9, 2009.

Barb was a 1957 graduate of Delphos Jefferson High School. She previously worked for St. Marys Foods, Delphos Manufacturing and Effortless Figure Salon. Barb enjoyed gardening, sewing and collecting angels. She especially loved the ocean and vacationing in Florida. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family and friends.

She was blessed with two sons, Thomas A. (Chris) Richardson of Johnstown and Dennis R. (Rhonda) Boothby of Cloverdale, Indiana; seven grandchildren, Kendra L. (Justin) Parlin of Hilliard, Rebekah (Emily) Sinders of Bloomington, Indiana, Kody A. Richardson and Nicholas C. (Olivia) Richardson of Centerburg and Dustin Boothby and Olivia R. Boothby of Cloverdale, Indiana; two brothers, Roger (Gloria) Ladd of Fort Jennings and Robert (Carolyn) Ladd of Delphos; and her best friend, Becky E. Richardson of Delphos.

She is also preceded in death by her first husband, Paul G. Richardson; and a brother, Dean Ladd.

Memorial services celebrating Barb's life will begin at 2 p.m. on Tuesday at Christian Heritage Fellowship Church, Delphos, Pastor Mark DeWitt officiating.

The family will receive friends from noon to 2 p.m. on Tuesday at the church.

Memorials are to Christian Union Church, 10430 Elida Road, Delphos OH 45833; or the NICU at Nationwide Children's Hospital, 700 Children's Drive. Columbus OH 43205.

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