Arbutus Mae "Boot" Whorton, 82

August 18, 2009

MAY 27, 1927-AUG. 17, 2009

Arbutus Mae "Boot" Whorton, 82, passed away Monday, Aug. 17, 2009, as a guest well cared for at the Golden Living Center in Hagerstown, Md.

Born May 27, 1927, in Tilghmanton, Md., she was the daughter of the late Florence and John Carter.

Besides her parents, she survived the demise of three husbands, William A. Whorton Jr., Kenneth E. Kline and James F. Howell Sr.

Arbutus loved all animals, and particularly found great comfort and companionship with her beloved poodle, Ralph.

She is survived by one son, James E. Howell and his wife, Marsha, of Hagerstown; two grandchildren, Ms. David (Whitney) Helman, Hagerstown, and Ms. Stanley (Caroline) Miner Jr., Williamsport, Md.; and two great-grandchildren, Garrett Cook and Taylor Cook, Hagerstown.


The graveside service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2009, at Manor Church Cemetery, Boonsboro, Md. The Rev. Sherry Miller will officiate.

Visitation will be from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2009, at Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, 305 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown.

The Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, Bryan K. Kenworthy P.A., 305 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown, has been entrusted with the arrangements. Online condolences are accepted at

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