Rosemary Booth

Rosemary Booth Obituary

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Age - 77

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September 10, 2023

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Milford, IA

A Come & Go Visitation for Rosemary Booth, age 77, of Milford will be held on Thursday, September 14, 2023 from 2:00-5:00pm at Gull Point Lodge. A Remembrance Service will begin immediately following the visitation at 5:00pm. In lieu of the flowers, memorials may be given to the family to be used for a memorial bench in Rosemary's honor and the local backpack program. Rosemary passed away on September 8, 2023.

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