Velma's Story

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Velma Lois (King) Boone, 100, passed away on Monday, Jan. 1, 2018 at Crown Pointe in Lebanon. She was born on April 23, 1917 a daughter of the late Virgil and Jessie (Walker) King. Velma was one of eleven children with four surviving siblings, Ronald "Zeke" King, Jewell Haskett, Joan Brown and Phyllis Powell.
Velma grew up on a farm in Clinton County and was a 1935 graduate of Sugar Creek High School. She met and married her best friend, Donald H. Boone, on Jan. 15, 1938. They moved to Lebanon in 1950 and were blessed with four beautiful children together.
She assisted her husband in the operation of DX Service Station, which the family operated for 10 years on Lebanon and North East Streets. She also worked at State Farm on South Lebanon St. for 27 years before retiring in 1985.
Velma was involved in many organizations including First Baptist Church, Eastern Star, and the American Legion Auxiliary. She was an avid reader, loved sewing, flower gardening and spending time with her family and friends, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She is survived by three children, Ronnie Boone of Lebanon, Robert (Susie) Boone of Menifee, Calif. and Gary (Sally) Boone of Indianapolis; and one deceased, Carolyn Jean James; nine grandchildren, Dane James, Cathy Etter, Jeff Boone, Matthew Boone, Bradley Boone, Brenda Boone, Betsy Nero, Barbi Cambio and G.R. Boone; eleven great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.
Graveside services will begin at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018 at Oak Hill Cemetery, north of Kirklin. Myers Mortuary in Lebanon is handling the arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Velma's honor to The American Legion Auxiliary Post #310, 105 E. Madison St., Kirklin, IN 46052. Online condolences: www.myersmortuary.com
Published on January 2, 2018
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