In loving memory of

Dorothy J. Booher
December 4, 1938 - March 12, 2023

Dorothy J. Booher, age 84, of Quincy, died Sunday, March 12, 2023, at 10:37 pm in Liberty Village of Pittsfield.

Dorothy was born December 4, 1938 in Pittsfield, Illinois, the daughter of George and Mildred Thomas Lightle. She married Robert Otto Booher on September 19, 1959 in Vermont Street United Methodist Church. He preceded her in death on December 6, 2012.

Dorothy was a graduate of Pittsfield High School class of 1956, and went on to attain her nursing degree from St. Mary School of Nursing class of 1959. She was a registered nurse for over 40 years, working at both St. Mary and Blessing Hospitals in Quincy. She was a former member at Vermont Street United Methodist Church in Quincy. In her spare time, Dorothy enjoyed reading and knitting. She also enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.

Survivors include: two sons, Eric (Shawna) Booher of Quincy, and Jeffrey Booher both of Quincy; six grandchildren, Travis Booher, Cory Booher, Lucas Booher, Joshua (Austin Andries) Booher, Alex (Madison) Booher, and Jennifer Booher; two step grandchildren, Taylor and Talan Webster; a great grandddaughter, Emory Booher, and one on the way; and two brothers, Mike and Earl Lightle.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Otto Booher; a son, David Booher; her parents, George and Mildred Lightle, and sister Jane Lightle.

Visitation: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm, Saturday March 18, 2023 at Hansen-Spear Funeral Home.

Services: 3:00 pm Saturday, March 18, 2023 at Hansen-Spear Funeral Home, with Rev. Judith Taylor officiating. Burial will follow in Quincy Memorial Park.

Burial: Quincy Memorial Park, Quincy, Illinois

Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospitals. Memorial Donations may be made online at

Hansen-Spear Funeral Directors are in charge of the arrangements.


Friends of St.Mary Hospital wrote on Mar 23, 2023:

" All Dorothy?s friends from the St.Mary Hospital family have been remembering her as she walked the halls of St.Mary leaving her lasting footprint in the hospital?s legacy. We will also be remembering her in a special tribute at our upcoming April luncheon . She will be missed . Sincere sympathy as you remain in all our thoughts & prayers . Friends of St.Mary Hospital "

Sarah Jennings wrote on Mar 22, 2023:

"First cousins to Dorothy, Dan Dunham (CA) and Sarah Dunham Jennings (MO), send condolences to the Booher and Lightle families. "

Lisa and Mike Harland wrote on Mar 17, 2023:

"Sorry for your loss, Eric, Alex and family. Peace to you and yours. "

Winona K Ruyle wrote on Mar 17, 2023:

"We went to school together and were best friends all through high school. I was so sad to hear of her passing. Our condolences to her family. "

Barbara buckner wrote on Mar 16, 2023:

"My sister, Lynda Ogle, and I are Dorothy?s cousins. I just received the sad news. Our condolences to the family. Barb Buckner"

Sheila Williamson wrote on Mar 14, 2023:

"I worked with Dorothy when she came over to Blessing so sorry for your loss she was a lovely person who cared a lot for her patients!!"

Rhonda Webster wrote on Mar 14, 2023:

"So Sorry for your loss "