By: HOWARD ULMAN AP Sports Writer
September 10, 2012
Lois Endicott Booth,76, of Kermit, the caring daughter of Jim Preston and Stella Patrick Preston went peacefully to be with the lord on Sunday, September 9, from St. Mary’s Hospital after a long and courageous battle with COPD.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers Conrad and Clyde; sister Blanche; and her first husband William “Bill” Endicott.
She is survived by her husband of 40 years, William A. Booth; loving son J.W.Endicott, M.D. (Elaine); and her two adoring granddaughters she was proud of and loved so very much, Elizabeth(first year student at the West Virgina School of Osteopathic Medicine) and Katherine (a senior majoring in History at Marshall University); brothers Bill (Dorothy) Preston of Potomac, Md., James (Boots) Preston of Williamson, and John of Ohio, and many loving nieces and nephews.
Born September 16, 1935, she was a loving daughter, and wonderful mother and grandmother, who worked as a homemaker, business woman, realtor, and medical receptionist for her son. She loved life and lived each day to the fullest. She endured more than most can imagine during her long battle with COPD, but always stayed optimistic. She fought the good fight, she finish the race, and always kept the faith.
She was a lifelong resident of Kermit and loved just looking up in town from her hill.She was a member of the Kemit First Baptist Church, but when her failing health prevented her from attending, she took great joy in watching the televised 7 p.m. services of the Williamson First Baptist Church each Sunday.