Renee M. Boothe of Porter died Friday, Jan. 22, 2010 in Porter Hospital
Valparaiso Campus. She was 51.
She was born Nov. 4, 1958 in Waukegan, Ill. She is survived by children
Angie Smearing of Scottsdale, Ariz., Justin Boothe (wife Angela Barack) of
Lafayette, and Sean Virden of Chesterton; grandaughter Aliya; mother Kaye Dufern of Skokie,
Ill.,; sisters Lisa Fink (husband Steven) of Skokie and Andrea M. Dolan of
Lake Bluff, Ill.; and niece and nephew Jennifer and James.
She was preceded in death by her father, James W. Mears III and by brothers
Vincent and Stephen.
Renee was a self-employed house painter and was a waitress at Peggy Sue’s
Restaurant in Chesterton for many years. She was a beautiful person with a
big heart. Her love and laughter will be missed.
There will be no visitation. A graveside service will be held Saturday, Jan.
30, 2010 at 11 a.m. at North Shore Garden of Memories, 1801 Greenbay Road
North, Chicago, Ill., 60664. Memorials may be given to the Boys and Girls
Club of Porter County, P.O. Box 254, Valparaiso IN 46384. Arrangements are
under the care of White-Love Funeral Home, 525 S. 2nd St., Chesterton. For
information, call (219) 926-1309.