Morris Johnson

Morris Johnson

Birth
Saline County, Kansas, USA
Death 21 May 1974 (aged 80)
Lenexa, Johnson County, Kansas, USA
Burial Salina, Saline County, Kansas, USA
Memorial ID 76893077 · View Source
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The funeral for Morris Johnson, 80, Lenexa, a former Salina, KS Lawyer, county prosecuting attorney and state legislator, will be at 10 am Friday, May 23, 1974, at the Ryan Mortuary, the Rev. Stanley C Rogge officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn cemetery. Mr. Johnson died Tuesday, May 21, 1974 at St. Luke's Hospital, Kansas City, MO.

Morris born on January 25, 1894, in Saline County, a member of a pioneer family, and was a resident until moving to Lenexa in 1971.

Mr. Johnson was an attorney in partnership with the late Willis Crowther and later with Harold H. Chase. Mr. Johnson, who retired from his practice in 1965, was a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Law and practiced all his life in Salina, Kansas.

During his long law career, he served as clerk of the District Court, Saline County attorney, State Representative (63rd District) to the Kansas State Legislature from 1933 to 1939 and State Senator (29th District) to the Kansas State Senate for the years 1941-1945. He was a member of the Salina Masonic Lodge, the American Legion and the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elk. He was a Navy Radioman during World War I.

His wife, Goldie V. (Bozell) Johnson, died October 18, 1969 in Salina, KS.

Survivors are a son, Donald E. Johnson of Shawnee Mission, KS, a daughter, Mrs. Gloria Patricia (Johnson) [Jack] Kay of Coatsville, PA; a brother, Martin M. Johnson of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, a sister, Violet Johnson of 405 Sunset, Salina and five grandchildren.

SPECIAL NOTE: As sponsor of this memorial page, I wanted to point out that I, like Morris, was also a Navy Radioman. I served in the Vietnam War. I am related to Goldie V. Bozell, who was my 1st cousin two times removed ---------James Blanton


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  • Created by: James Blanton
  • Added: 21 Sep 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 76893077
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Morris Johnson (25 Jan 1894–21 May 1974), Find A Grave Memorial no. 76893077, citing Roselawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Salina, Saline County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by James Blanton (contributor 47452515) .