BOWLING GREEN, KY - Marene Hinton Crafton Booth, 95, passed away Wednesday, September 5, 2012 in Ashland, KY after a long illness.
She was born on December 16, 1916 to Melvin and Roma Lena Hinton in Logan County. At age five, Marene's mother passed away. She and her infant sister, Virginia, were raised by their grandparents on their Logan County farm. On February 27, 1933, Marene married Leo Crafton. They had three daughters and one son. After moving to Michigan, she worked as a professional dressmaker and became manager of the alterations department of an exclusive dress shop, Alvins's of Pontiac. Marene was known for her kindness, love of animals, and willingness to help those in need. She began every day by reading her Bible. She enjoyed working in her flower garden and playing the harmonica, something she was taught by her uncle at age nine. She married Wayne Booth in 1956. They were nature enthusiasts and enjoyed travel. Marene loved to share stories of growing up on the farm with her grandparents, aunts and uncles and her sister, Virginia. She was especially close to her youngest aunt, Margaret Hinton Wagoner. The dearest thing in
Marene's life was her children. She was a very loving mother and they all cherish wonderful memories of her. The Christian values she taught have endured as a tribute to her. She was the oldest member of Unity Baptist Church in Ashland.
She was a widow and was preceded in death by her sister, Virginia Wellborn, brothers, M. C. Hinton and Robert Hinton of Bowling Green and a grandson, Bradley Crunk.
Survivors include her four children; LaReta Roe of Ashland, Jean Crunk, of Evansville, IN, Roma Hickman, of New Albany, MS and Leon Crafton, of Keego Harbor, MI; grandchildren, Joshua Allen of Hampton, VA, Justin Goodman, of Memphis, TN, Barry Goodman, of Waterford, MS. Robert Johnson of Tupelo, MS, Melvin Crafton, of Dallas, TX, Stephen Crafton, of Naples, FL, William Crafton, of Portsmouth, VA, Lisa Crafton, of Keego Harbor, MI, and Angela Miller, of Evansville, IN; nieces, Carla Bond and Kathy Bowden; nephews, Marty Hinton, Roger Hinton, Kenneth Hinton, and Ronnie Hinton; ten great grandchildren, four great-great grandchildren.
Funeral Service is scheduled for 1:00pm, Monday, September 10, 2012 at Johnson-Vaughn-Phelps Funeral Home with burial in Fairview Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11:00am to 1:00pm, Monday, at Johnson-Vaughn-Phelps Funeral Home.
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