Barbara Ann (Drumeller) Booker, age 79, died on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at Garden Valley Retirement Village in Garden City, Kansas with her son at her bedside after a recent protracted illness. Barbara was born in Colorado Springs on February 14, 1940 to Clarence and Lydia (Shoemaker) Drumeller. After graduating high school, she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Education at Western State College in Gunnison, Colorado. On February 24, 1963, she married Gilbert Booker in Colorado Springs. Together they had one child, Dr. Scott Booker also of Garden City.
Barbara worked full time from 1962-2018 in a variety of fields including manager of a personal finance branch of CIT, medical records clerk in Leoti, Kansas, City Clerk of Tribune, Kansas for 10 years, owner/manager of Triple B Dude Ranch in Woodland Park, Colorado, legal secretary for a law office in Leoti, Kansas and medical records supervisor at Plaza Medical Center for 20 years. She also worked for many decades giving piano and organ lessons to hundreds of children and adults as well as being organist/pianist/choir director for church organizations over the years.
She is survived by her son Scott, daughter-in-law Joan (Trent) Booker of Garden City; granddaughter, Ashley Anne Booker of Wichita; grandson, Christian Alexander ( Alex) Booker also of Garden City.
Her passion for working with the youth group at Coat of Many Colors Lutheran Church was one of her most cherished activities and she often spoke fondly of her memories with the children that attended.
She will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved her.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Friday, July 26, 2019 at the Price & Sons Funeral Home in Garden City, Kansas.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, July 25, 2019 from 2-8 pm at Price & Sons Funeral Home.
Memorials in lieu of flowers may be given to the Sacred Heart (Sagrado) Lutheran Church in care of Price & Sons Funeral Home, 620 N. Main St. Garden City, Kansas 67846.
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