In Memory

Johnnie Johnson

From the Newton Kansan

HESSTON - Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday (July 17, 1973) at the Whitestone Mennonite Church, Hesston, for Johnnie L. Johnson, 24, who died unexpectedly Friday evening at his home here, after a 4-year illness.  Rev. Jerry Weaver will officiate and burial will be in East Lawn Cemetery, Zimmerdale.

He was born July 10, 1949, in Newton, som of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Johnson.

He married Joletha Blosser, June 5, 1970, at Hesston where they had lived since that time.

Johnson was a veteran of the U.S. Navy.

Calling time is this evening at Miller Funeral Home in Goessel.


A memorial has been established with the Kidney Foundation of Oklahoma and Southern Kansas.

Date of Death:  July 13, 1973

Pallbearers:  Howard Allison, Henry Horn, Wilhelm Horn, Gerald Leinbach, Robert Rodgers, William Seeney.



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09/11/08 09:55 PM #1    

Marla Christians (McCleskey)

I worked with Johnnie at the A&W during our high school years. During some of the less busy evenings, we would study for some of the tests together (I think it was biology). Johnnie was a hard worker and a real prankster. He knew that I had just been fitted with contact lenses and had a very difficult time looking up. Sooo- when I was in the back room, he taped every thing from my purse to the ceiling. He and the others at work that night had a good laugh at my expense. I probably got even--- but can't remember just how!! I enjoyed knowing and working with Johnnie.

09/15/10 10:01 PM #2    

Mikall Ryan

Johnnie was my cousin.  My grandma was his dad's older sister.  My mom brought us over to see him and he had found Christ and had a piece about knowing he was going to die.  He got married and they had a kid together.  Johnny always thought no one would believe we were cousins because we had such different personalities.

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