Mary Cora Boone Head, 93, of New Haven, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, at Flaget Memorial Hospital.
She was born May 8, 1920 in Howardstown, the daughter of the late Emanuel and Lucy Howard Boone. She was a member of St. Catherine of Alexandria Catholic Church in New Haven. She was a member of New Haven Homemakers for more than 50 years, St. Catherine Bereavement Committee for more than 50 years, Haven Hoppers and St. Catherine Altar Society. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who loved her family and friends deeply.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 69 years, Cyril Benedict Head; one sister, Josephine O'Daniel; and six brothers, Irvin Boone, Cyril Boone, Leon "Punch" Boone, Ignatius "Bud" Boone, Garland Boone and Ed Boone.
Survivors include three sons, Fred (Jodi) Head of Wapella, Ill., Dennis (Carol) Head of Shepherdsville and Mark (Trish) Head of New Haven; five daughters, Sister Barbara Jean Head of Owensboro, Marty Spence of Prospect, Luce (Jerry) Dickerson of LaGrange, Aline (Don) Greer of Fairfield and Ernie (Ralph) Stanley of New Haven; two sisters, Aurelia Cecil of Howardstown and Susan Davis of Louisville; 20 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
A Mass of Christian burial for Mary Cora Boone Head is at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at St. Catherine of Alexandria Catholic Church in New Haven with the Rev. Troy Overton officiating. Burial follows in St. Catherine of Alexandria Catholic Church Cemetery in New Haven.
Visitation is from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, and continues at 9 a.m. Saturday at William R. Rust Funeral Home in New Haven. A prayer service is at 5 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions can be made to St. Catherine Academy in New Haven.
William R. Rust Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.