Lila Gay Barrett
Lila Gay Barrett, 8011 Springfield Road, Cedar Grove, died Thursday, October 2, at the Medical Center, Harrison, Ohio. She was 68 years old.
Born June 28, 1929, in Owsley County, Kentucky, the daughter of Shelby and Hulda (Moore) Gay. She became the wife of Donald Barrett, who passed away February 25, 1990. She was a homemaker and member of Oak Forest Church of Christ.
She is survived by three daughters, Rose Norman and Carolyn Cummins of Brookville, and Ulene Quinlan of Dillsboro; one son, Nelson Barrett of Brookville; 12 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren; one sister, Nannie Barrett of Manchester, Kentucky; two brothers, Willie Gay of Brookville and Henry Gay of Connersville.
Besides her husband, she was preceeded in death by her parents; one daughter, Glenna Jean Barrett; one brother, Arthur Gray; and one great-granddaughter, Sierra Rose Griffin.
Rev. Ernie Murray and Re. James House officiated the funeral on Monday, October 6, at Cook Funeral Home. Mt. Carmel Cemetery was the site of the burial. Franklin County EMS is collecting memorial contributions.
Mabel Anna Bosse
Mabel Anna Bosse, of Batesville, died at the Dreyerhaus Health and Rehabilitation Center in Batesville on Wednesday, September 24th. She was 86 years old.
She is survived by her husband, Herbert, one daughter, Carolyn Scheele of Batesville; two sons, Dale Bosse of Batesville and Wallace Bosse of Peru; two grand-daughters and one grandson; and four great-grandchildren.
Her funeral was held Saturday, September 27th at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Crossroads, with Rev. Mark Booster officiating. St. John Cemetery, Huntersville, was the site of interment. If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to St. John Cemetery Fund or St. Paul Youth Group.
Mary Fritz, age 90, of Milford, Ohio, formerly of Blooming Grove, died Sunday, October 5, at Bethesda North Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio. She was born July 5, 1907, in Franklin County to Maurice M. and Bertha Mae Strong Masters and lived most of her life in Franklin County. On june 27, 1929, she was married to Clifford P. Fritz and spent her life as a homemaker. She was a member of the former Everton United Methodist Church and a member of the Fairfield Lodge Order of the Eastern Star.
Mrs. Fritz is survived by one daughter, June Redman of Milford, Ohio; one son, Larry Fritz of Union City, Indiana; one brother, Arthur Masters of Blooming Grove, seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Besides her parents, she was preceeded in death by her husband, Clifford, who passed away November 17, 1993; three brothers, Floyrd Evan and Irvin Masters; one sister, Hazel Handley; and an infant brother, Russell Masters.
Visitation will be held from 9:30 until 11:30am today at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home in Brookville. Services will begin at 11:30am at the funeral home with Malcolm Greene officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of Cincinnati.
Mark Gillespie, age 92, of Ross Twp., passed away at Schroder Manor, Monday, October 6, 1997, at 3:20pm.
He was born in Butler County, Ohio, the son of Joseph and Dora (Dick) Gillespie. Mark was a member of the Westwood Presbyterian Church, the Ben Franklin Lodge #719 F & AM, the Scottish Rite of Cincinnati, the York Rite, the Shrine Sylvan Temple and was a Kentucky Colonel. He was a self-employed Manufacturer's Agent for the automobile industry for 28 years retiring in 1980. In 1924, in Newport, Kentucky, he was married to Pearl Whiteman and she preceeded him in death in 1994.
He is survivd by two sons, Jack and his wife, Ann Gillespie, of Hamilton, and Joe and his wife Katherine Gillespie of Brookville; five grandchildren, Marianna Eberth of Madison, John Gillespie of Greenfield, Tim Gillespie of Hamilton, Toni Rottinghaus and Joe Gillespie, Jr both of Brookville; also by eight great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. He was preceeded in death by his parents and four sisters, Georganna Robinson, Bonnie Henes, Mary Cisle and Lelia Gillespie.
Private funeral services will be held at the Chapel at Rose Hill Burial Park Saturday at 10am with Rev. Thomas gomola, Pastor of Westwood Presbyterian Church, officiating. Burial will follow. There will be no visitation.
Memorial may be made to the Schroder Manor Benevolent Fund or the charity of the donor's choice.
Lucy Leddington, age 78, of 6032 South State Road 121, Alpine, died Saturday morning, September 27, in the emergency room at Fayette Memorial Hospital, Connersville, after becoming ill at home.
She was born on April 20, 1919, in Harlan County, Kentucky, to George and Minty (Jones) Pace, both of whom precede her in death. She was a member of the Southern Missionary Baptist Church, near Buena Vista. Mrs. Leddington enjoyed listening to religious and bluegrass music, gardening, cooking and the duties of being a mother.
Survivors include her husband of 64 years, Charlie S. Leddington, whom she married September 22, 1933 in Middlesboro, Kentucky; one daughter, Mrs. Dean (Wanda) McQueen of West Harrison; six sons, Howard, Lonnie, Fred, Samuel, Bill Gene, and James Robert Leddington, all of Connersville; 12 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one brother,Emery Pace of Ethridge, Tennessee; and one sister, Edith Dotson of Fortsville.
She was preceeded in death by two infant daughters, Viola and Iva Jewell Leddington; one son, Arthur Leddington; five brothers, Henry, Luther, Lee, Cecil and Harvey Pace; four sisters, Dulcina, Melvie, Marth and Omie; and two grandchildren, James R. Thomas and Charlie Leddington.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1pm Wednesday, October 1, at Showalter-Blackwell Funeral Home, Myers Chapel, with Dr Stan Chaney, of the Western Avenue Baptist Church, officiating. Interment will follow in Laurel North Cemetery.
John Foist McQueen
John Foist McQueen, age 85, of Chappelow Ridge, West Harrison, passed away recently.
He is survived by his children, Dorthea Gilbert of West Harrison, Stanley McQueen of Metamora, Patricia Clark of Harrison, Ohio, Curtis McQueen of Dover, Joe McQueen of Apex, North Carolina; his sisters and brothers, Sarah Moore of West Harrison, Herbert McQueen of Mount Vernon, Kentucky, Noble McQueen of New Haven, Ohio and Ethel Nowlin of Harrison, Ohio; 12 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services for Mr. Mcqueen were held Tuesday, October 7, at Andes Wuesterfeld Funeral Home, Dover. Burial followed in Gibson Cemetery, Bright. Memorial contributions may be given to a charity of the donor's choice.
Paul Francis Potts
Paul Francis Potts, age 71, of 2008 Ohio Avenue, Connersville, died Thursday, September 25, at his home, after nine months of illness.
He was born February 16, 1926, in Laurel, the son of Francis and Edith "Peggy" Smullen Potts. He had been an electrician for 42 years before retiring from Ford on December 31, 1996. Mr. Potts was a member of the Laurel Church of Christ and had attended the Glenwood Church of Christ. A Mason for 50 years, he had served as past Master of Laurel Lodge #447, F & AM. A veteran of World War II, he served in the U.S.Navy as an EM2c on the USS Ashland and was also a member of the American Legion.
Survivors include his wife, Bertie Lou (Wright) Potts, with whom he would have been celebrating 50 years of marriage on October 18; a daughter and son-in-law, Patricia D. and Monty Cranmore of Pleasantview; a son and daughter-in-law, Michael P. and Patricia Potts of Connersville; seven grandchildren, Lowell, Jeremy, Bill, Amanda, Cheryl, Sarah and Zachary; a great-grandson, Devon; and a brother, Everett E. Potts of Greenville, Ohio.
He was preceeded in death by two sisters, Harriett Dowell and Betty Hedrick; and a brother, Marion Potts.
Funeral services were conducted by Brother Don Heller on Saturday, September 27, at Miller Funeral Home, Connersville. The Laurel Masonic Lodge offered memorial services. Burial was made in Dale Cemetery, Connersville. Memorial contributions, if so desired, may be directed to the Glenwood Church of Christ.
Walter L. Rea, Jr
Wilbur L. Rea, Jr, of 7772 South County Road 575 West, Connersville (Franklin County), died Tuesday, Sepember 30, at 2:15am, at his home. He was 66 years old at the time of his death.
Born, June 30, 1931, in Hooven, Ohio, he was the son of Wilbur L., Sr and Doris (reed) Rea. He and the former Betty Feeback were wed on May 6, 1950 and she survives. Mr. Rea lived all of his life in the Laurel area. He was a member of the Assembly of God in Rushville. Since June 11, 1949, he had been a brick and stone mason, not only in Franklin County, but throughout South-Central Indiana. He had most recently been the construction superintendent of the Fayette County School System.
Besides his wife, surviving are four sons, Gilbert Rea, Ronald Rea, Charles Rea and Robbie Rea, all of Connersville; two daughters, Mrs. Beverly Jarrett and Mrs Richard (Patricia) Tomlin, both of Connersville; two brothers, James Rea and Donald Rea, both of Laurel; four sisters, Mrs. Norman (Minnie) Farrow of Connersville, Mrs. William (Violet) Jolliff of Brookville, Mrs. Glenn (Edna) Tuggle of Laurel and Mrs. Harold (Louella) Metcalf of Metamora; 17 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
One great-grandson preceeded him in death.
Services for Mr. Rea are scheduled for 2pm Saturday, October 4, at Moster and Cox Mortuary in Laurel where friends may call after 6pm Friday. He will be laid to rest in Laurel North Cemetery. The family requests memorial contributions be made to the Hospice Foundation of Reid Hospital in Richmond.
Ray Reece, 68 years old, of 19085 US Highway 52, Metamora, died at Fayette Memorial Hospital, Connersville, on Monday, September19, at 3pm.
He was born to Grant and Emily (Cole) Reece on April 10, 1929, in Irvin, Kentucky. He lived in Metamora most of his life. Mr. Reece was retired as an assemblyman after over 30 years with D&M and W.C.I. He was a member of the Chapel Baptist Church and served as a deacon for many years. He was a US army veteran of the Korean Conflict. On October 30, 1958, he and former Betty Kitchen were united in marriage, and she survives.
Besides his wife, he is survived by one son, James R. Reece of near Brookville; one daughter, Mrs. Robert (Jeanette) Miller of Brookville; two brothers, Neal Reece of Metamora and Howard Reece of Phoenix, Arizonal; two sisters, Mrs. George (Louise) Richardson of Phoenix, Arizona and Mrs. Warren (Jewell) King of Nicholasville; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceeded in death by one daughter, Sheila Gail Murray; three brothers and one great-grandson.
Services for Mr. Reece will be held Friday, October 3, at 10am at Moster and Cox Mortuary in Laurel. The Rev. Rob Pelkey will officiate. Burial will follow at Laurel North Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 6pm Thursday. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be directed to Chapel Baptist Church parsonage fund.
Hilda S. Riehle
Hilda S. Riehle, age 86, of Brookville, died Monday, September 29, at the Brookville Healthcare Center. She was born April 28, 1911, to James and Sella Ruble Swango. She and her first husband, Roy (Red) Lee, operated the Decatur County Home in Greensburg for 15 years. He passed away in 1966. She retired from Sperry Rubber & Plastic in 1971, Mrs. Riehle attended the Bible Baptist Church of Metamora and was a Korean War Mother.
Survivors include one son, Morton (Dodo) Lee of Pasadena, Texas; two step-daughters, Pat Speckman of Sunman and Angie Lieland of Cincinnati, Ohio; four grandchildren, Eddie Lee, David Lee, Gary Lee and Vickie Ratliff; 12 great-grandchildren and six great-great grandchildren.
Besides her parents and first husband, she was preceeded in death by her second husband, August Riehle, who died in 1987, one daughter, Mabel Suzanne Lee; five brothers and three sisters.
Visitation will be from 5-8pm today at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held at 11:20am Thursday, October 2, at the funeral home with Rev. Ron McCulloch of the Bible Baptist Church of Metamora officiating. Burial will be in South Park Cemetery in Greensburg.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the Franklin County E.M.S.
Olivia M. Scheele
Olivia M. Scheele, 89 years old of Batesville, passed away Monday, September 29, at her residence.
She was born April 21, 1908 in Batesville, the daughter of Louis and Mary Voderm Esche Dietz. She became the wife of Fred H. Scheele on June 17, 1931, at St. Louis Catholic Church in Batesville. He passed away on May 11, 1983. Mrs. Scheele had worked as a telephone operator for the Batesville Telephone Company. She was a member of the Knights of St. John's Ladies Auxiliary, St louis Ladies' Society and a charter member of the Eagles F.O.E. #1130 Ladies' Auxiliary of Batesville.
Surviving are three daughters, Rosemary Prickel, Arnelda Prickel and Louella "Lou" Voegele, all of Batesville; two sons, George Scheele and Fred S. Scheele, both of Batesville; and one brother Carl Dietz of Oldenburg; 26 grandchildren and 49 great-grandchildren.
Besides her husband, she was preceeded in death by five brothers, one sister and one great-grandson.
Mrs. Scheele's funeral will be held Wednesday, October 1, at St. Louis Church, Batesville, with Father Bill Farris, O.F.M., officiating. She will be laid to rest in the church cemetery. Oldenburg Academy and St. Louis School are accepting memorial donations. Weigel Funeral assisted her family in making funeral arrangements.
Ervin D. Smith
Ervin D. Smith, 410 Park Road, Greensburg, died at 7:55pm Friday, September 26,, at Heritage House of Greensburg. He was 79 years old.
He was born in Owsley County, Kentucky, on April 19, 1918, the son of Henry Clay and Maddy Mae (Wilson) Smith. He lived all of life between Kentucky and Indiana (Franklin and Rush Counties). Mr. Smith was a member of the Salvisa Baptist Church in Salvisa, Kentucky. He was a retired farmer in both Rush County and Kentucky. He married the former Dorothy Belle Hammons on October 4, 1941, and she survives. Mr. Smith was a veteran who had served in Germany and North Ireland. He was also a Purple Heart recipient.
Besides his wife, he is survived by one son, William E. Smith of Rushville; three daughters, Donna Jean Runner of Katy, Texas, Mrs. Warren (Sally) Pilquist of Prescot Valley, Arizona and Mrs. Harley (Judy) Vandenburg of Coeura Alene, Idaho; one brother, Donald Bruce Smith of Orlando, Florida; one sister, Kathleen Whalem of Lexington, Kentucky; one half-brother, Bill Smith of Orlando, Florida; 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Services for Mr. Smith will begin at 10am Wednesday, October 1, at Moster and Cox Mortuary in Rushville, with the Rev. Timothy Bonney presiding. He will be laid to rest in Laurel North Cemetery.
Randall H. Steffen
Randall H. Steffen, age 36, of 700 Wisconsin Drive, Xenia, Ohio, passed away, Tuesday, September 23, in Honolulu, Hawaii.
He was born, April 14, 1961, in Alexandria, Kentucky, the son of Herbert and Patricia (hertel) Steffen. He was a member of the U.S. Air Force for eight years before transferring to WPAFB, as a M.Sgt. USAF Reserves, 445th Airlift Wing, 906th Tactical Fighter Squadron. He was a member of St. Brigid Church, Alexandria Volunteer Fire Department, Air Force Sgts. Association and St. Brigid Sport Coach.
He is survived by his wife, Jane Maureen (Charlson) Steffen, whom he married June 26, 1982; one son, Thomas Perry Steffen; two daughters Lindsay Maureen Steffen and Sarah Catherine Steffen, all at home; his parents Herbert and Patricia Steffen of Alexandria, Kentucky; maternal grandmother, Catherine Hertel of Brookville; paternal grandmother, Margaret Steffan of Alexandria, Kentucky; three sisters, Vanessa Stadelmann, Vicky Harrison and Pamela Rering, all of Kentucky; two aunts from Brookville, Bernice Kirschner and Judy Strohmier; one uncle Tom Hertel of Brookville; and another uncle, Charles Hertel of Florida.
Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, September 29, in Xenia, Ohio. Burial followed in St. Mary's Cemetery, Alexandria, Kentucky. Contributions, in his memory, may be made to the Citizen's Federal Bank, Children's Fund, 100 West Main Street, Xenia, Ohio, 45385.
Charles W. Twa
Charles W. Twa, 85 years old, of Elkhart, died Thursday, September 25, in Elkhart.
Mr. Twa was married to the former, Loretta Stang, a Brookville native. He has friends and family in this area.
His funeral and burial were conducted on Monday, September 29, in Elkhart.
Larry Wagner, age 66, of Williamstown, Kentucky, formerly of Brookville, died Monday, September 29, 1997, at the Grant County Hospital in Williamstown. Born December 17, 1930 in Franklin County, he was the son of Leo and Alma Mae Kuehn Wagner. Larry lived most of his life in Franklin County and was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church. He worked in the greenhouse at the Grant County Comprehensive Care Center.
He is survived by two sisters, Carol Campbell of Madeira, Ohio and Alann Lee Feldman of Williamstown, Kentucky. Besides his parents, he was preceeded in death by one sister, Valeria Hughes.
Visitation will be held Friday, October 3, from 9-10am at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home in Brookville.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30am Friday at St. Michael Catholic Church with Rev. Louis Schumacher officiating. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the Grant County Comprehensive Care greenhouse.
Letha Laswell, age 77, 8187 Garr Hill Road, Brookville, died Monday evening, October 13, at her residence. She was born November 29, 1919, in Mt. Vernon, Kentucky, to Lester and Carrie Hall Philbeck and resided in Wayne and Franklin Counties most of her life. She had been a braiding machine operator for the Belden Corporation for 25 years.
Survibors include one son, Kenneth Laswell of Brookville; four sisters, Allene McAvene, Zelma Jarvis, Lena Pennington, and Bonnie Philbeck, all of Richmond; two brothers, Lester Philbeck, Jr and Homer Philbeck, both of Richmond; one grandson and several nieces and nephews
Besides her parents, she was preceeded in death by her husband, Luther S. Laswell who passed away in 1993; one son, Gary Laswell, who died in 1991; and one brother, Herman Philbeck.
Funeral services will begin at 1pm today at Doan & Mills Funeral Home with rev. Elthur Hale officiating. Entombment will be in Earlham Memorial Mausoleum. There will be visitation one hour prior to the service.
William E. Beckman, age 73, 1039 Main Street, Brookville, died Wednesday, October 8, at the V.A. Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio. Born November 15, 1923, to John and Minnie Huber Beckman, he was a lifelong resident of Franklin County. Mr. Beckman was a paratrooper with the 11th Airborn Division during World War II, receiving many commendations including the Bronze and Silver Stars.
On August 30, 1953, he was married to the former Edna Steward. He worked for 17 years for the E.W.Brockman Company and owned and operated Scotties Restaurant in Harrison, Ohio, for six years. He was a member of Bernard Hurst Post #77 of the American Legion, the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), and the Disabled American Veterans (DAV).
Survivors include his wife, Edna Beckman; one son, John William Beckman; one grandson, Derrick William Beckman; and one brother, Loren Dale Beckman, all of Brookville.
Besides his parents, he was preceeded in death by two brothers, Arthur and Donald Beckman.
Funeral services were held at 1:30pm Saturday, October 11, at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home with Fred Helton officiating. Burial was in Maple Grove Cemetery where military graveside services were conducted by the Bernard Hurst Post #77 of the American Legion.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Franklin County E.M.S.
Jesse Holman, age 72, of the Peppertown area, died Monday, October 13, on his farm. He was born January 8, 1925 to Clifford and Ethel Campbell Holman near Pappertown and was a lifelong farmer. Mr. Holman is a veteran of World War II where he served in the U.S. Army and is a member of the American Legion at Batesville.
On April 9, 1954, he was married to the former Sylvia Wheeler in Cincinnati, Ohio, and she survives. He was a member of the Metamora Church of Christ, and was the church treasurer, deacon, Sunday School teacher and past Sunday School Superintendent.
Besides his wife, he is survived by one sister, Verna Holman, of Peppertown, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceeded in death by his parents and one sister, Vivian Stirn.
Visitation will be held from 4-8pm today at Meyers Funeral Home in Batesville and one hour prior to the services at the church.
Funeral services will begin at 10am Thursday, October 16, at the Matamora Church of Christ in Metamora. Burial will be in Shelby Cemetery, south of Versailles, with military graveside services.
Memorials may be made to the Metamora Church of Christ, Rescue 10 or Oldenburg E.M.S.
Ralph W. Bruns, age 82, of Brookville, died Monday, October 13, at McCullough-Hyde Hospital in Oxford. He was born in Oak Forest on May 12, 1915, the son of Bernard and Mary (Lithman) Bruns. He married Wilma Grimme in Oxford on February 26, 1938. Mr. Bruns farmed in the Bath area his entire working life. He was an active member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Oxford.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Wilma; his daughter, Mrs. Dennis (Edie) McDonough of Bath; one granddaughter, Mrs. Michael (Marla) Evans of Connersville; three brothers, Howard, Harold and Ambrose, all of Brookville; three sisters, Mrs. Frank (Ruth) Mergenthal of Brookville, Mrs. Gordon (Rosemary) Cowan of Clinton, Iowa, and Mrs. Len (Leona) Kalb of Montgomery, Ohio; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
He was preceeded in death by five brothers, Ray, Arnold, William, Jerome and Clifford.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30am Thursday, October 16, at St Mary's Catholic Church in Oxford with burial in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Oxford. Visitation will be this evening at the Smith & Ogle Funeral Home in Oxford from 6-7:30pm with prayers at 7:30pm. All times are Ohio.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Franklin County E.M.S.
Eugene Rawley, of 5110 Oxford Pike, Brookville and of Naples, Florida, passed away in Brookville, on Sunday, October 19, at the age of 81.
Mr. Rawley was formerly of Gary. He served in the United States Air Force during World War II. He was first lieutenant of the Gary Fire Department and a member of the Carpenters Union Local 1005.
He is survived by his wife, Christine; five children and their spouses, Christine and John Keilman, Karen and Mark Fleischhauer, Judy and Daryle Drake, Gene and Karen Rawley and Geri and Larry Webb; plus 13 grandchildren.
The funeral service will be held Wednesay, October 22, at 10am at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, 509 West Division Road, Valparaiso, with Rev. Joseph V. Murphy conducting the rite. Cremation follows and Mr. Rawley's remainswill be interred at Calvary Cemetery, Portage. Friends may visit the family directly at the church on Wednesday morning from 9am until the time of service at 10am. Geisen Funeral Home, 7905 Broadway, Merrillville, is in charge of arrangements.
Harold H. Gutzwiller
Harold H. "Hans" Gutzwiller, 66 years old, of Bateville, died at Hospitality Hall, Batesville, on Sunday, October 19.
He is survived by his wife, Helen (Bohman) Gutzwillwer of Batesville; two sisters, Hilda Bartling and Betty Jo Schaefer, both of Batesville; and one brother, Alfred Gutzwiller of Batesville.
Funeral services are scheduled for Wednesday, October 22, at 10am at St. Louis Catholic Church, Batesville, with Father Bill Farris, O.F.M., officiating. The church cemetery was the site of interment. Weigel Funeral Home of Batesville was in charge of arrangements. Phi Beta Psi Soroity Cancer Research Project or the Gibault School for Boys is accepting memorials.
Pearl C. Johnson
Pearl C. Johnson, 729 Mill Street, Brookville, passed away Sunday, October 19, at Fayette Memorial Hospital, Connersville, at the age of 74 years.
Born January 25, 1923, in London, Kentucky, he was the son of Powell and Mattie Johnson. He was an Army veteran of World War II, a member of the Family Worship center in Blooming Grove and a retired employee from Ford in Connersville.
He is survived by his wife, Marie (Hunter) Johnson; one son, Bill Johnson of Marion; two daughters, Barbara Brawl and Sue Johnson, both of Marion; three step-children, David, Jerry, and Kathy Shoemaker, all of Brookville; one brother, Albert Johnson of London, Kentucky; and six sisters, Jessie and Elsie of London, Kentucky, Mae and Bertha of Connersville, Fern and Hazel of Hamilton, Ohio.
He was preceeded in death by his parents; one brother, Woodrow Johnson; and one granddaughters, Linda Case.
Rev. Tom Marshall will officiate the funeral service on Wednesday, October 22, at 2pm at the Famnily Worship Center in Blooming Grove. He will be laid to rest in Maple Grove Cemetery, where military graveside rites will be offerred by Bernard Hurst Post 77 American Legion. Memorial may be given to a charity of the donor's choice.