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Tinka Leonard (Booe)

Tinka M. Booe

70, of Indianapolis, passed away on February 19, 2017, in Winter Haven, Florida, with her family there by her side. Tinka was born on December 16, 1946 in Indianapolis to Harold C. Leonard and Lois (McBee) Leonard. She graduated from Manual High School and then received her LPN nursing degree. She worked at S. Francis Hospital in Beech Grove for several years.

She gave a considerable amount of time and effort to the school Parent Teacher Association and the Warren Township schools. She was President of both the state and national PTA's. She chaired and served on many school related committees. Tinka was awarded the Indiana State PTA Life Membership Award and the National PTA Life Membership Award. She was involved in school legislation also. She was a member of the Ideas Unlimited Homemakers Club for 40 years. She was also a member of EAA Chapter 900 and the Irvington Mother's Club for many years, and was also a Girl Scout Leader. Tinka was secretary-treasurer for Precision Propeller, Inc., the family business, for 34 years.  Family and friends were very important to her and she always took care of them. She enjoyed hosting parties, going on vacation, and watching football. She also had a great love for animals.

Tinka is preceded in death by her mother, Lois Leonard; father, Harold Leonard; and her grandson, Brayton Baker. Tinka is survived by her husband of 49 years, James "Jim" M. Booe, Jr.; daughter, Jennifer Booe; son, Chris Booe (Angie); grandson, Matthew Booe; granddaughter, Samantha Booe; and her brother, Norman Leonard.

Family and friends may call 3:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 26, 2017 at Flanner and Buchanan - Washington Park East, 10722 E. Washington St., Indianapolis. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Monday, February 27 at 11 a.m. with an additional hour of visiting prior to the service.

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Published in the The Indianapolis Star on Feb. 23, 2017

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