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03/26/09 - NNHS Newsletter -
Cindy Kellar Booker

Cynthia Lynn Kellar Booker
(27 Aug 1949 - 16 Mar 2009)

Durand Area High School (MI) Class of 1967

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
We've received more sad news. 
  Cindy Kellar Booker, Durand High School (MI) Class of 1967, beloved wife of      Bunny Booker ('65) of MI, passed away at home in Fenton, Michigan on Monday morning, March 16, 2009 at the age of 59.

   From Bunny Booker ('65) of MI - 03/25/09, 3:51 PM:

Carol..... Sorry about being late sending this information out but my computer at home had a virus and I'm just getting back to work this week and finally able to sit down and send this. My wife Cindy just passed away Monday, March 16th. She had battled ovarian cancer for four years and died Monday A.M. at our home. She has been a wonderful wife of 40 years, mother of our 3 children and grandmother of 5. She will be greatly missed by all but especially by me since she was not only my wife but also my best friend. She is now not suffering any more buy is home with her Lord and Savior.

I do read your Newsletters on occasions and appreciate all the work you do putting it together.

Best Regards, Bunny Booker

   Oh, Bunny, I'm so very shocked and saddened to read this sad news!  I enjoyed corresponding with Cindy occasionally over the years.  She was such a beautiful and vibrant woman; I had no idea she was ill.

   Please accept my sincerest sympathies on your loss. I pray your faith and memories will bring you comfort and solace.

1994 - 25th Anniversary August 2000 July 2006 - son Ryan's and Tina's wedding reception
Cindy and Bunny Kelly, Bunny, Ryan, Cindy, and Sauni The Bunny Booker Family - daughter Sauni...her sons, Bryce and Kaleb and her daughter, Emily;
Included are daughter Kelly...her husband, Brian and their two sons, Jacob and Joshua - and son Ryan and his bride, Tina

From the Argus Press (MI) - 03/18/09:   

                   Cynthia Lynn Kellar Booker


Cynthia L. Booker, age 59, of Fenton, formerly of Byron, died Monday, March 16, 2009, at her residence.

Cindy was a homemaker.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the Durand Church of the Nazarene, 9725 Monroe Road, Durand, with Pastor Michael P. McCarty officiating. Burial will be in the Byron Cemetery. Visitation at the Streeter Funeral Home, 507 W. Maple, Byron, will be today from 6 to 8 p.m. and Thursday from 1 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.

Cindy was born in Grand Rapids, Aug. 27, 1949, the daughter of Dwight D. and Esther M. (Boot) Kellar. She was a graduate of Durand High School, class of 1967, and attended Olivet Nazarene College. On May 3, 1969, she married Ernest Booker in Durand. She lived in Byron since 1969.


Cynthia Lynn Kellar Booker

She was a member of the Durand Church of the Nazarene, where she was an adult Sunday school teacher from 1971-2006. She was also a teen director from 1970-95, and served as the church board secretary.

Survivors include husband Ernest; daughters Saunara L. Walter of Tampa, Fla., and Kelly (Brian) Green of Gaines; son Ryan (Tina) Booker of Brighton; grandchildren Bryce, Kaleb and Emily Walter and Jacob and Joshua Green; mother Esther Kellar of Olathe, Kan.; father Dwight Kellar of Grand Rapids; sisters Pam (Tom) Calligan of Olathe, Kan., and Martha (Pete) Roggenbaum of Clarkston; brother David (Sue) Kellar of Lowell; 11 nieces and nephews; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

She was predeceased by her grandparents.

Memorial donations may be made for the Cindy Booker Memorial Garden at the Durand Church of the Nazarene.

Arrangements by STREETER FUNERAL HOME, Byron, 810 266-4611.

Published in the Argus Press (MI) on 3/18/2009.

   Our deepest condolences are extended to Bunny and his family and friends at this difficult time.

  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
746 Hillsboro Avenue
Edwardsville, IL 62025-1821  

Lead Me Gently Home

Words and Music by Will L. Thompson, 1879
(7 Nov 1847 - 20 Sept 1909)

Lead me gently home, Father,
Lead me gently home;
When life’s toils are ended,
And parting days have come,
Sin no more shall tempt me,
Ne’er from Thee I’ll roam,
If Thou’ll only lead me, Father,
Lead me gently home.

* Refrain:
Lead me gently home, Father,
Lead me gently home, Father,
Lest I fall upon the wayside,
Lead me gently home.

Lead me gently home, Father,
Lead me gently home;
In life’s darkest hours, Father,
When life’s troubles come,
Keep my feet from wand’ring,
Lest from Thee I roam,
Lest I fall upon the wayside,
Lead me gently home.

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