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Violet "Boots" McGinty

December 12, 2020


Violet Garnett “Boots” McGinty, 99, passed away Saturday, December 12, 2020, Boots was born May 7, 1921 in St. Louis, MO to Viola and Charles (Rapp) Diebel.

Boots was a lifelong avid athlete, playing professional women’s softball in the 1940’s and later becoming a championship golfer, bowler and lifelong Cardinal fan. She was also a lifelong volunteer at the Moberly Senior Citizens Center.

Boots is survived by her two sons Tom McGinty of Madison, MO and Pat McGinty of Kansas City, MO, grandson Brian McGinty, two granddaughters; Sarah Sanders and Megan McGinty both of Kansas City, numerous great grandchildren, other relatives and friends.

Boots was preceded in death by her parents, husband Clarence Edward McGinty, grandson Shawn Thomas McGinty, sister Ferne Diebel, and daughter in law Rebecca Sue McGinty.

Words of comfort and support may be shared with the family during the visitation, Tuesday December 15, 2020 from 11:00 AM until 12:00 PM in the Cater Funeral Home Chapel. Service’s honoring Boot’s life will be at 12:00 PM. Committal prayer and burial to follow in the St. Mary’s Cemetery. 


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