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Mary Estelle Boone Wimsett

Mary Estelle Boone Wimsett, 80, passed away Wednesday, May 8, 2013.

She was a member of St. Catherine of Alexandria Catholic Church. A 1965 graduate of Spalding Uni-versity, she earned her Elementary Education teaching certificate. She completed her rank II teaching certificate from Western Kentucky University in 1975. She retired from the Nelson County Board of Education in August 1994.

Estelle was preceded in death by her parents; Theodore and Beatrice Boone; her husband, William Raffo Wimsett Sr.; her longtime companion, Joseph Harold Vittitow; and a son-in-law, Francis Allan Thompson.

She is survived by three daughters, Jackie Ann Clark (Kenny) of Elizabethtown and Mary Gail Thompson and Donna Marie Hurst (Timothy), all of Bardstown; one son, William Raffo Wimsett Jr. (Annette) of Bardstown; 11 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mildred "Punky" Hart-lage (Paul) of Elizabethtown.

A funeral Mass is at 11 a.m. Monday, May 13, at St. Catherine of Alexandria Catholic Church with the Revs. Scott Wimsett and Troy Overton officiating. Burial follows in St. Catherine of Alexandria Church Cemetery.

Visitation is from 3 to 8 p.m. Sunday and continues from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Monday at Joseph L. Greenwell Funeral Home in New Haven. A prayer service is at 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy and compassion can take the form of contributions to St. Catherine Academy, 414 First St., New Haven, KY 40051.

Joseph L Greenwell Funeral Home, 324 E. Center St., New Haven, is in charge of arrangements.
Published in The News-Enterprise on May 10, 2013
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