“Marge Booth was a dear friend, teacher, sister and a woman who made us better people. She was a person who was as marvelous as the mountains she loved, with a spirit that will last in the hearts of all those who have been privileged to know her.”
In the summer of 2006, West Virginia Ministry of Advocacy and Workcamps (WVMAW) established a working ministry in honor of Marge Booth. Marge was a pioneering PC(USA) missionary in Appalachia who died on August 10, 2005, after 14 years in West Virginia. A commissioned lay pastor and master electrician, she hosted and supervised work-camp mission groups from 1990 to 2004. During that time, West Virginia was devastated by many floods and mudslides, often attributed to controversial coal-mining methods. Between 2001 and 2004 as part of WVMAW, Marge oversaw more than 174 volunteer groups (totaling nearly 2,500 people), as they worked on disaster-affected homes, churches and playgrounds.
Through continuing projects in Raleigh County–the area so long served by Marge– her memory is honored through dedicated service and good works that continue in the name of Jesus Christ.