|Sidney Boteler Worthington
Published in The Washington Post on Sept. 25, 2018
SIDNEY BOTELER WORTHINGTON
April 22, 1919 – September 16, 2018
Sidney Boteler Worthington died peacefully on September 16, 2018. She was 99 years
old. She was the daughter of the late Basil D. Boteler and Dorothy Rohrer Boteler.
She is survived by her son, Kent Harrison Worthington and his wife, Joyce Worthington;
two grandchildren, Phineas Randolph Worthington and his wife, Dominique Worthington,
and Catherine Clarke Worthington and her husband, Harvey Becker; four great-
grandchildren; two brothers, George Boteler and Basil Boteler, and a sister, Margaret
She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarke Worthington, Jr; a daughter, Sidney
Boteler Worthington; a son, Clarke Worthington, III; a grandson, Tyler Clarke Worthington,
and a sister, Alice Nunez.
Sidney was born and raised in Georgetown (Washington, D.C.), where she attended
Western High School (1936) . Over the years, she made several places her home,
including Alexandria, Richmond, Woodberry Forest, Charlottesville, and Irvington.
She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She was an avid bridge player, reader
and walker. She enjoyed painting, needle work, sports, politics and an evening cocktail.
A graveside service will be held at Thornrose Cemetery, 1041 W. Beverley St., Staunton,
VA, on Saturday, September 29 at 12 noon, to be followed by a reception at Reynolds-
Hamrick Funeral Home, 18 W. Frederick St. in Staunton.