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 Florence Rozella <I>Hays</I> Johnson

Florence Rozella Hays Johnson

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Death 1 Apr 2010 (aged 85)
Burial Mahaska County, Iowa, USA
Memorial ID 62717791 · View Source
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Florence passed away Thursday morning at Mahaska Hospital at the age of 84 years, 10 months and 18 days.

Florence Rozella Johnson, daughter of John Virgil and Edna Bartlema Hays, was born May 14, 1924 in Olivet, Iowa. She completed eighth grade at Pleasant Grove School near Leighton, Iowa and was a 1942 graduate of Pella High School. She taught at several country schools; they included: Prine, Brushstreet, Greeley, Burr Oak and she finished her teaching career at Twin Cedars. She taught for more than 25 years. Florence married Ray B. Johnson June 30, 1943 in Cedar Rapids. They made their home in Mahaska County and together raised their family and farmed primarily southwest of Oskaloosa. Florence enjoyed working and living on the farm, taking pride in her flower and vegetable gardens, however Florence's first priority was her faith and family.

Florence's family includes her son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Betty; three daughters: Sandy, Sue and her husband Bill, and Sally and her husband Don. She was blessed with 23 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren. She is survived by a brother, Howard Hays.

Besides her parents, Florence was preceded in death by her husband Ray, who died June 24, 1992, a sister Beulah and her husband Lloyd, a son-in-law Paul, and a brother-in-law Guy and his wife Margaret.


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  • Created by: Carla Burdock
  • Added: 9 Dec 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 62717791
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Florence Rozella Hays Johnson (14 May 1924–1 Apr 2010), Find A Grave Memorial no. 62717791, citing Rochester Cemetery, Mahaska County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Carla Burdock (contributor 47112447) .