Geneva Mae (Hopkins) Booker, died March 18, 2008, at Gibson General Hospital.

 

She was born July 27, 1922, to Pete and Minnie (Raibourn) Hopkins in Francisco, Ind.

 

She was one of 12 children. She graduated from Francisco High School in 1941. 

She married Samuel Franklin Booker of
Princeton, Indiana, on July 25, 1942. They were married more than 65 years and made their home in Princeton most of that time. While Samuel served in Europe during WWII, Geneva traveled to Washington State to be with him. She worked as a Rosie the Riveter for Boeing International in Washington when he went overseas. After the war, Sam and Geneva returned to Princeton. They had one daughter, Patricia Ann, and a son, David William. 

In 1970,
Geneva and Sam moved to San Juan Capistrano, California, where Sam worked for Potter and Brumfield. They returned to Princeton in 1985. Sam retired in 1985 after 28 years with P&B. 

She was a member of the Broadway Christian Church and the Sisters-In-Law Club. 

Geneva loved her family and her home. She loved rummage sales, auctions and collecting everything. Her home was her castle. For several years she and Sam held weekly Hopkins and friends afternoon dinners at their home. She always welcomed visitors with a smile, a cup of coffee and something to eat. 

She was devoted to her children, her grandchildren: Kesiah and Bruce Pearson; and Lacey, April and Jasmine Booker; and her eight great grandchildren.
Genevaís loving thoughtfulness, unconditional love and welcoming smile will be missed by all of her family and friends. 

Geneva is survived by her husband, Samuel, of Princeton; daughter Patty and her husband Rodger Pearson of Pierre, SD, her son, David and his wife Lil of Oconomowoc, Wisconsin; five grandchildren and eight great grandchildren; two sisters, Ethel Keneipp of Oakland City and Mary Jane Black of Princeton; and many nieces and nephews, and other family members and friends.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers Floyd, Dee, Owen, Leroy, Herbert, Wayne, Raibourn (Chig); and sisters Evangeline Skelton and Flo Van Meter. 

 

Services will be Friday and Saturday, March 21, and March 22 at Colvin Funeral Home in Princeton.

 

Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Friday and funeral services 2 p.m. Saturday. Burial will be at Forsythe Cemetery in Francisco, followed by a dinner at Forsythe Church