Richard Otto Booth

   Richard Otto Booth, aged 91, passed away in the early morning hours of October 7, 2019.  Born May 10, 1928, the son of Rev. Melvin Booth and Pauline Booth.  Pauline passed away early in Richard’s life, and Melvin remarried to Dorris Booth when Richard was eight years old. Dorris formally adopted Richard on his 40th birthday. Richard graduated from high school in Chanute, Kansas, where he had met Wanda Wilson. Richard served in the U.S. Army from 1951 to 1953 as a heavy mortarman in the 110th Infantry Regiment, stationed in Germany.  When honorably discharged, Richard returned to the Kansas City, married Wanda and began a career as a printer, living in Shawnee, KS.  They had two sons, Joseph W. Booth and James A. Booth.  Joseph is married to Ginger Breedlove, from that marriage he has three step-sons, Ross Haynes, Reed Haynes, and Russell Haynes, and one son born of the marriage, Isaac B. Booth. Ross and his spouse, Rebecca Haynes, live in Overland Park, KS and have a daughter McKenzie Mae Haynes. Reed lives in Boulder, CO.  Russell and his spouse, Allison Haynes, live in Salina Kansas.  Joe, Ginger, and Isaac live in Shawnee, KS. James Booth is married to Mary Anne Booth, and they have three children.  Lewis W. Booth, James (Jimmy) W. Booth, and Heather A. Booth. James, Mary Anne, Jimmy and Heather reside near Baldwin, KS.  Lewis lives in Shawnee, KS.

   Richard spent the latter half of his career as a patrol officer for Rainbow Mental Health, Kansas City, Kansas. Upon retirement, he moved to Olathe, KS and traveled and camped with Wanda, until her passing in 2000.  Richard’s retirement years were devoted to family and his hobby, which was wood carving where exhibited a remarkable talent.  Richard’s most significant accomplishment and greatest pride were always his two sons, their spouses, his seven grandchildren, and a great-granddaughter. 

Memorial Contributions 

   The family requests that instead of any flower or gifts, those donations be given to March for Moms, 11900 W. 87th St. Pkwy, Suite 250, Lenexa, KS 66215. 


A service will be held on Friday, October 11, 2019 from 4:00 to 5:00 pm at the Amos Family Funeral Home   


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3 Comments on “Richard Otto Booth”

  1. David Parker Says:

    Richard was one of the kindest men I have ever known. Our years all camping together, as “Tribesmen” were some of the best I can recall. Richard, along with my dad, and of course Wanda, put up with some teenage craziness back in the day on the Pomona camp grounds. I’m so honored and thankful to have known him and this family.
    Thank you for your service to your country, to the state of Kansas as an LEO, and mostly for being such a good friend and man to look up to. God bless you and give the others a hug for me. I’ll see you later.

  2. Virginia Kennett Says:

    Dear Joe and Jimmy, Such fond memories of your family when you were living near, church and our girls too. We really lost track for many years. When they would bring your Dad to church the last year we tried to visit. He had that special friendly smile. He didn’t remember us but sometimes he had a glimmer of the the
    old the days. We had so much admiration for your parents. Know he will be missed. Thinking of you in your loss. You have a proud heritage. Sorry, I just found this. Sincerely, Virginia Kennett

  3. Mechelle Says:

    I served Richard in the dining room at Shawnee Hills.He was very pleasant and sometimes funny.He is missed.

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