10/1/2019 Ellen Marie May Rominger age 88, of Boone, passed away Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at the Cranberry House. Born June 5, 1931 in Johnson County, Tennessee, she was a daughter of the late Carl and Lura Robinson May. Ellen was homemaker and enjoyed gardening and working in her flowers. She was an excellent cook, often preparing meals of wild game for her family. She is survived by one daughter, Dora Hicks and husband Wendell of Blowing Rock, one son Ricky Rominger of Boone, three grandchildren, Joannie Marie Sawyer and husband Robert, Scotty May and Eddie Dean May, a special granddaughter, Hailey Marie Sawyer, four sisters, Virginia Blevins of West Jefferson, Sarah Watson of Vilas, Beulah Brown of Zionville and Dora Keevers of Mountain City, Tennessee. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Chester Rominger and a son, Billy Dean May. Funeral services for Ellen Marie Mary Rominger will be conducted Friday, October 4, 2019 at 2 o'clock at the Austin & Barnes Funeral Home Chapel. Officiating will be Rev. Max West. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 1 o'clock until 2 o'clock at Austin & Barnes Funeral Home. Online condolences may be shared with the Rominger family at www.austinandbarnesfuneralhome.com Austin & Barnes Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the Rominger family.