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Maude "Boo" Izor
Maude Geraldine "Boo" Izor, passed away at the age of 70, on March 7, 2021.
She was born on May, 25, 1950 in Middletown Ohio to Joseph and Fannie (Weaver) Spencer. A tireless journalist, she served Southwest Ohio communities for over 40 years as an editor, reporter, photographer, columnist for the Middletown Journal, Dayton Daily News, Springboro Star Press Germantown/Farmersville Gazette and Germantown Press. She also led children and adult choirs at St. John's United Church of Christ in Germantown and Slifers Presbyterian Church in Farmersville.
Preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Fannie. She is survived by her three daughters Gillian, Whitney (Michael Heroux), and Spencer (Malinda) and their father David Izor, her sisters Lou (David) Izor, and Pat Spencer, and grandchildren Emmaline, Sam, Alex, Jay, John, Adrian, and Yoshi and nieces and nephews, Carey (Brian) Harpp, Chaz Soper, Joseph (Lori), Seth (Angie) Izor, Andrew (Anna) Izor and Justin (Jamie) Izor.
Boo delighted in the first snowfall and enthusiastically celebrated when Santa was on his way. Known as "Boo" or "Jeri", depending upon which by-line one read in which paper. She loved the magic of childhood and touched the lives of countless children through local churches, schools, and communities. Her incredible imagination, wit and humor will always be remembered through her writing.
A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, March 13th at 1:00pm at St. John's UCC, 201 W. Market Street, Germantown, Ohio. Visitation will be 11:00am - 1:00pm. Donations may be to the Valley View Education Foundation: "Boo Izor Journalism Scholarship Fund" through the Dayton Foundation.
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David/Lou and girls, I first met Boo when she and David worked for the Middletown Journal. I was a high school student writing for the student page of the Journal and Boo was the experienced journalist I looked up to. Many years later we reconnected when I moved back to Germantown after being away for college and my first job. I always admired the work Boo did for the Gazette and the Press. My most vivid memory was when she wrote a cover story about our son William's Eagle Scout project moving the cross from Franciscan Medical Center to Wesley UMC. She wanted the perfect photo of William and the tall cross and decided the only way she could get that was by lying down on her back on the sidewalk. What a wonderful image that was! We are sorry that we can't be with you today for the service. We are out of town. Karen Carmickle and Mark Heistand
Mark Heistand Mar 13 2021 12:00 AM
She had a great impact on me and my family. Also, great with words. When me and Dick Schaeff were making and repairing golf clubs, she had the perfect name for our endeavor, Dickt Dup and Jerry Rigged. Im glad our paths crossed!
Jerry Finney Mar 12 2021 12:00 AM
Boo was that most unusual gift a friend for life. We helped raise each others kids - her girls and my boys. We laughed together often. She was a huge factor in shaping my spiritual life. We spent hours working on kids Christmas programs for church. And we spent hours sitting around one of our kitchen tables drinking coffee and talking about everything. I thank God that she was part of my life.
Pat Schaeff Mar 12 2021 12:00 AM
Boo was a wonderful and funny person. Always enjoyed visiting with her. I haven't see her in years but had great memories. Sorry for your loss.
Betty Kemper Mar 11 2021 12:00 AM
Boo was the best. A principled journalist. A warrior. An original ... with an uncompromising moral compass. Thank you Boo, editor of the Germantown - Farmersville Gazette. She saw beauty in everything around her. It was an absolute privilege to know her. Our best to her family and her hundreds of admirers. Thanks for sharing her with our corner of the world. Rest in peace Boo. You made life more decent and honorable for us all.
G Leppla Mar 9 2021 12:00 AM
I am so very sorry for your loss.
Joyce Greeen Mar 9 2021 12:00 AM
Boo was an amazing lady, and I feel privileged to have known and loved her. Heaven gained a very special angel and no doubt she has them in stitches.All my love to the Izor family...Cathi
Cathi Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM
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Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM