James Boone

James “Boonie” Robert Boone, 89, died Wednesday, April 17, 2019, in Madison.

He was born June 9, 1929, at home in New Haven, Kentucky, to Emmett and Mary Lottie Boone. He is one of seven children who were raised and worked on the farm in Big Lick Holler, Kentucky. He served in the U.S. Army in Germany from 1953 to 1955. After his military service, he and his wife lived in Bardstown, Kentucky, and he worked at Barton’s Whiskey Distillery. In 1957, they moved to Madison, where he started Boonies Blue Flame Gas Business, delivering heating fuel all over the region, at all times of day and night, in all types of weather for 23 years. In 1963, he added the water filtration service to his business better known as Boonies Water Co. He saw the need for quality water and how it could improve lives. He established an exclusive relationship with Hague Quality Water Equipment and proceeded to win thousand of residential customers and many salesmanship and quality workmanship awards. He was a member of Chamber of Commerce, Better Business Bureau, the National Water Quality Association and Indiana Quality Association. He was requested by Hague to be the sales representative for the states of Indiana, Kentucky and Tennessee. He was also a Water Quality Association Certified Dealership. The company has been handed over to his son, Joe, and is still in operation today. He was an active member of the community with years of involvement with the Catholic Schools and Church of Madison. He was also a member of The Knights of Columbus, the American Legion, Moose Lodge and the Madison Country Club. He had a special interest in the Elks Lodge, which awarded him the special honor of the Kentucky Colonel for his lifetime of service and generosity. He enjoyed his faith, family and friends in which he was true to until the end. The weekends were occupied with long horseback rides on his favorite horse, Little Bit. He loved going to the Tennessee Walking Horse shows, enjoying the horses, the barn, the camaraderie and the showmanship. He loved his garden and he loved watching people work in his garden in his later years as he sat in the shade and took a nap. For years he enjoyed floating the river on a pontoon boat with a vodka tonic, good music and friends while watching a beautiful sunset. One of his favorite places to visit was the family’s cabin in Kentucky.

He is survived by his wife, Rita “Ree Ree” Kelly Boone; two sons, Joe Boone and Todd Boone, both of Madison; two daughters, Linda Huber of Cincinnatti and Collista Krebs of Spokane, Washington; three sisters, Ann Hagan of New Haven, Kentucky, Charlotte Blair of Austin, Texas, and Amanda Battcher of Louisville; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren: and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one son, Bob Kelly.

There will be a Mass of Christian burial service at 2 p.m. Friday at Prince of Peace Catholic Church. Burial will follow in Saint Patrick’s Cemetery.

Visitation will be at Lytle Welty Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, Main Street Chapel, Thursday from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. and Friday from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.

The rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Volunteers of America or Shawe and Pope John Schools

Online condolences can be sent at lytlewelty.com

Virginia Hewitt

Virginia Ann Satterfield Hewitt, 82, of Lawrenceburg, Indiana, formerly of Switzerland County, died Friday, April 19, 2019, at Highpoint Health in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.

She was born May 2, 1936, in Switzerland County, to Roger Douglas Satterfield Sr. and Eunice J. Bennett Satterfield. She was raised in Switzerland County and was a 1954 graduate of Vevay High School. She worked as a mail carrier for the Aurora, Lawrenceburg and Rising Sun communities for the Cincinnati Post Office in 1989 and retired after 13 years. She was a cashier for Cincinnati Northern Kentucky Airport until 2003. She had lived in Lawrenceburg since 1990 and was a member of Lawrenceburg Wesleyan Church. She enjoyed working puzzles, cooking, baking and playing Bingo.

She is survived by her children, Amy Lester and Darrell Hewitt, both of Lawrenceburg, and Julie Hewitt of Texas; her stepchildren, Debbie Collins and George Hewitt, both of Indianapolis; one half-brother, Roger Douglas Satterfield Jr. of Vevay; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and her step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George “Ruby” Hewitt; her parents; and her stepmother, Rosie Beatty Satterfield.

Funeral services will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial will follow at a later date at the Vevay Cemetery.

Visitation will be at the funeral home Wednesday from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Virginia Ann Satterfield Hewitt Family c/o Amy Lester. Cards are available at the funeral home or online at haskellandmorrison.com

Willard Lawson

Fireman 3rd Class Willard Irvin Lawson, USN, 25, of Milton, Kentucky, died Sunday, Dec. 7, 1941, in Hawaii while serving aboard the USS Oklahoma during the bombing of Pearl Harbor.

He was born Nov. 21, 1916, in Middletown, Ohio, to C.H. and Gertie Mae Gunnell Lawson. F3c Lawson enlisted in the U.S. Navy Jan. 15, 1941, in Milton.

He is survived by two half-sisters, Janet Wilson of Middletown and Geneva Taylor of Monroe, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.

His parents; three brothers, William, Leonard and Albert Lawson; and three sisters, Ann Moore, Mary Lutxehus and Margaret Ingles are now deceased.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 27, 2019, at Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery with burial to follow.

A final salute with military honors with be conducted by an honor guard from the U.S. Navy at the cemetery.

Lytle Welty Funeral Homes and Cremation Service, Madison, is in charge of the arrangements.

Online condolences can be sent at lytlewelty.com

This is a corrected obituary.

Cynthia Miner

Cynthia Ann Miner, 66, of Madison died Sunday, April 21, 2019, at her home. Arrangements and additional information are pending at Lytle Welty Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, Vail Chapel or at lytlewelty.com

Tammie Riddle

Tammie Sue Riddle, 59, of Milton, Kentucky, died Friday, April 19, 2019, at Norton Hospital in Louisville.

She was born Jan. 13, 1960, in Madison, to Thomas Christopher Jr. and Betty Jean Smith Eden. She was a painter and a convenient store manager. She enjoyed swimming, flowers, yards sales and decorating.

She is survived by six sisters, Wanda Smith, Viola Stucker and Leta Taylor, all of Madison, Rose Stogner of Mississippi, Charla Bear of Kentucky, and Penny Eden of Lexington, Kentucky; two brothers, Teddy Eden of Madison and Donnie Brinson of Pleasant, Indiana; the love of her life, Bobby Wilson; her longtime companion, Charley Smith; her pet companion, Nugget; two grandsons and one granddaughter.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Randal Riddle; one daughter, Shawta Garvey; her parents; one sister, Laura Eden Segrest; and three brothers, Tony Eden, David Stucker and Roger Stucker.

Funeral services will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Lytle Welty Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, Main Street Chapel.

Visitation will be at the funeral home Tuesday from 4 p.m. until the service.

Online condolences can be sent at lytlewelty.com

J. David Wagner

Jacob David “J. David” Wagner, 84, died Wednesday, April 17, 2019, in Louisville.

He was born June 11, 1934, in Madison, Wisconsin, to Arthur A. and Anna B. Kiefel Wagner. For 31 years he taught at Hanover College in Hanover, Indiana, retiring as the Professor Emeritus of Music. As his choirs often sang, “And until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His hand.”

He is survived by his wife, RoseAnn Wagner; two daughters, Karen Wagner and Katherine Wagner Davis; and two stepchildren, Carl Nettleton and Sarah Nettleton Cleary.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lucille Ellefson Wagner; his parents; and one brother, R. A. Wagner.

Per his wishes, there will be no memorial service.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Hanover College, The Wagner Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Online condolences can be sent to NewcomerKentuckiana.com