|Birth: ||Jan. 7, 1892|
|Death: ||Jul. 22, 1982|
Edna Myrtle Johnson, daughter of Gustav and Hannah (Olson) Carlson, was born Jan. 7, 1892 near Burdick and departed this life on July 22, 1982 at St. John's Hospital in Salina at the age of 90 years, six months and 15 days. She was preceded in death by her father, mother, brothers, Herman, Edwin, Oscar and Albert, and her husband.
She was baptized June 30, 1895 by Rev. A. J. Lafgren into the Methodist faith and later confirmed and
received as a member of the Hebron Lutheran Church, Burdick, on Dec. 9, 1928.
On Sept. 11, 1918 she was united in marriage to Swen Erick Johnson at Andover. They spent their entire married life in the Burdick area until his death on Aug. 8, 1958. She then remained at their home near Burdick until April of this year when she became a resident of the Lutheran Home in Herington.
She is survived by one son, Kermit Johnson, and daughter-in-law, Lucille; two grandchildren, Mrs. Monty (Sonja) Monnington and Mrs. Scott (Tami) Pier; two great-grandchildren, Shelby and Trampus
Monnington; one sister-in-law, Mrs. Edwin (Esther) Carlson, all of Herington; and many nieces, nephews, special relatives, neighbors and friends.
Never had much style about her, never cared for dress;
Sort of spent her life a sowin' seeds of happiness;
Doin' little things for others, helpin' where she could;
Never makin much pretention, always doin' good.
Home for her was all for livin' latch strings hung outside.
Wanted much of joy and laughter, seemed to like the sound.
Had her cares and had her troubles, same as all of us;
Figured them a part of livin' never made much fuss.
Ever toiling, giving, taking, kind and provident.
Made the best of all God gave her, as through life she went.
Vain the tribute we would pay her, words cannot express;
What it meant to have her with us, and our thankfulness.
Sweet the memories she has left us, though our hearts are numb.
Great the blessing, that was given, just to call her mom and grandma.
Pallbearers were: Glenn Carlson, Dan Peterson, Marcus Carlson, Tom Cain, Al Fisher and Gerald Brooks. Honorary pallbearers were Roy Wiggins II, Ralph Brooks, Roland McNeal, Don Smith, Kenneth Peterson and Virgil Schlesener.
She was laid to rest in the Hebron Lutheran Church cemetery with Donahue Funeral Home, Herington, incharge of arrangements.
Hebron Lutheran Church Cemetery
Created by: Margesouth
Record added: Mar 04, 2007
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