Florine “Boo” Gantt, 76, was born on April 1, 1945 in Liberty, MO, to Lillian and Martin Gantt.
Boo Grew up in Liberty, MO, and attended Liberty High School. She was a member of St. Luke’s United Methodist Church. She later came to reside in Excelsior Springs, MO, where she raised her children. Boo worked at the Elms Hotel until 1993 as a manager in housekeeping. After leaving the Elms, she went to work at Job Corps as a cook until she retired in 2016.
Boo loved spending time with her friends and family, especially her grandchildren. You could often find her sitting in her recliner watching Big Brother, The Amazing Race, Survivor, Big Bang Theory, Law and Order: Special Victims Unit, and she never missed a chiefs game (especially if Travis Kelce was playing). She loved making her nightly “gossip” phone calls to her sisters and friends, and NEVER missed her 10:30 p.m. phone call to Squeek.
Boo gained her wings on Monday, September 20, 2021 at St. Luke’s Hospital on the Plaza.
Boo is survived by her sons, Kurt Gantt of Chandler, AZ, Robert “Squeek” Gantt of Excelsior Springs, and Melvin Gantt of Excelsior Springs; sisters, Peggy Oliver of Kansas City, Mary Black (Robert) of Kansas City, and Lillian Stanton of Lexington; brother, Frederick “Chuck” Gantt of Liberty; grandchildren, Remica, Raven (Dylan), Ramsey, Rakai, Kurt Jr., Nicholas, Mya, Shaquita, Toni, Anthony, and Kiana; great-grandchildren, Maverick, Emery, Tyla, Justin, Tristan, Chase, Kurmorra, K’Lynn, Kaliyah, Kurrina, Ny’Aliyah, Naelynn, Avianna, Trenton, and Braxden; and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, and in-laws.
She is preceded in death by her daughter, Leigh Ann Gantt; grandson, Rasheed “Boobie” Gantt; sisters, Shirley Burnside, June Kelley, and Marsha Grayson; and brothers, Marvin Gantt, Melvin Gantt, James Gantt, Jerome Gantt, Chester Gantt, John Gantt, and Michael Gantt.
Visitation will be held on Monday, September 27, 2021 at Bross and Spidle Funeral Home in Excelsior Springs, MO from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m., with the funeral service to follow immediately after visitation.
Our Sincere Condolences
She was a smiling sweetie in the Job Corps Cafeteria. She’s smiling right with Jesus now. Keep that in mind as you miss her here on earth.