Cecilia Marie Boone Johnson, 93, of New Haven, died suddenly after a brief illness Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013, at Flaget Memorial Hospital, Bardstown. She slipped away gently and quietly into God's arms surrounded by her children and grandchildren.
She was born Christmas Day, 1919, in Bear Hollow to Josephine and Will Boone. She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Errol P. Johnson II.
She was a lifelong member of Saint Catherine of Alexandria Catholic Church, New Haven. She was "Mom" to six children; "Grandmother" to 20; "Great-grandmother" to 23; and "second Mom" to Diane Cecil and numerous others. She was blessed to have special neighbors, Geralyn and Vern Ellis. She was owner and official matriarch of the Sherwood Inn.
She was preceded in death also by sisters, Margie Johnson, Edna Marie Newcomb, Sister Aloise Boone, OSU, Sister Mary Regina Boone, OSU; and brothers, Joseph William Boone, Joseph Fredrick Boone and Joseph Aloysious Boone; and a grandson, Sean Michael Conkling.
She is survived by her children, Mark (Karen), Mike (Linda), Kenny (Elizabeth), Betty Errol (Pat), Dennis (Becky), and Mary Ann (Rick); sisters, Sister Joseph Angela Boone, OSU, Mary Jean Hagan, Teresa Marie Thompson, Catherine Keene and Josephine Dworzan; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
Visitation will be 2-8 Friday at William R. Rust Funeral Home, New Haven, with a prayer service led by Rev. Mark Keene, nephew, at 4 p.m.; and 9 a.m. until time of service Saturday.
The Mass of Christian burial will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, at St. Catherine Church with the Rev. Troy Overton and Rev. Ken Fortner officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Donations may be made to Saint Catherine Academy, 413 N. First St., New Haven, Ky. 40051.
William R. Rust Funeral Home, 167 N. Main St., New Haven, is in charge of arrangements.
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