Thelma Marie Booth, 80, of Charleston, Arkansas, formerly of Russellville, died September 10, 2023, at Legacy Heights Nursing & Rehab Center in Russellville. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of the J. Herman Humphrey Dignity Cremation Center. Her cremains will be interred with her late husband at Chickalah Cemetery in Yell County.\n\nThelma was born August 2, 1943, in Richmon, California, to Thomas Edison & Veda Enid (Raines) Standridge. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, John William Booth; a daughter, Willa Mae Bench; two sons, Kennth Bench and James Bench; her stepfather, Floyd Standridge; and three brothers, Billie Standifer, Larry Nygaard & Walter Nygaard.\n\nThose who remain to cherish her memory and extend her beautiful legacy include her son, Michael Bench (Kim); her granddaughters: Angel Bench (Kenan), Ariel Bench (Jay), C.J. Bench, Abba Savage & Joe Savage; six great grandson: Kellin, Justice, Brantley, Jericho, Harley & Jameson; her brothers: Eddie Nygaard and Terry Nygaard; her sister, Peggy Jones; and many nephews, nieces and cousins.\n\nThelma was a loving, kind, and caring person who rarely complained about anything. Her favorite color was purple, and she really liked horses. Through the years, she collected many things but mostly pictures of her family. She enjoyed crocheting and making Afghan blankets. A most distinct feature of Thelma’s life was her completion of her GED in 2000 at the age of 57, serving as a proud & dedicated example to others that it is never too late to grow in knowledge and gain educational goals and awards.\n\nThelma’s internet obituary and online guestbook are available at www.humphreyfuneral.com.