Cecilia Marie Boone Johnson, 93, New Haven, died suddenly on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013, at Flaget Memorial Hospital in Bardstown after a brief illness. 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 a lifelong member of St. Catherine of Alexandria Catholic Church in 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 Sherwood Inn.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Errol P. Johnson II; four sisters, Margie Johnson, Edna Marie Newcomb, Sister Aloise Boone, OSU and Sister Mary Regina Boone, OSU; three brothers, Joseph William Boone, Joseph Fredrick Boone and Joseph Aloysious Boone; and a grandson, Sean Michael Conkling.
She is survived by six children, Mark (Karen), Mike (Linda), Kenny (Elizabeth), Betty Errol (Pat), Dennis (Becky) and Mary Ann (Rick); five sisters, Sister Joseph Angela Boone, OSU, Mary Jean Hagan, Teresa Marie Thompson, Catherine Keene and Josephine Dworzan; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
A Mass of Christian burial is at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at St. Catherine of Alexandria Catholic Church with the Revs. Troy Overton and Ken Fortner officiating. Burial follows in the church cemetery.
Visitation is from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday and continues at 9 a.m. Saturday at William R. Rust Funeral Home in New Haven. A prayer service is at 4 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, led by the Rev. Mark Keene, her nephew. Hunters orange attire is welcome.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of con-tributions to St. Catherine Academy, 413 N. First St., New Haven, KY 40051.
William R. Rust Funeral Home in New Haven is in charge of arrangements.