Gene R. Boothby age 80, of Lima, passed away Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017 at Cridersville Health Care. He was born Sept. 13, 1936 in Lima to the late F. Clair and Eva Swarthout Boothby. He married Betty Steed and she preceded him in death October 17, 2006.
Gene and Betty were co-owners of Bel-Air Carpet and retired 15 years ago. He enjoyed gardening, many days spending 12 hours attending to the gardens.
Survivors include children: J. Ron (Dawn) Boothby, Kim (Lynn) Swallow and Lisa Audia all of Lima, 7 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren and a brother Jack (Carolyn) Boothby of Russiaville, IN.
He was preceded in death by a son Michael Boothby, a brother Richard Boothby and a sister Helen Hilton.
Private immediate family services will be held at a later date at Memorial Park Cemetery, Lima.
Memorial contributions may be given to the family.