Graveside services for Christine Johnson, 91, Lawrence, will be private at Oak Hill Cemetery.
Mrs. Johnson died Saturday, January 16, 2021, at Pioneer Ridge Retirement Community.
She was born May 16, 1929, in El Dorado, KS, the daughter of Alonzo Edward and Cordelia Dee Mitchell Howard. She graduated from Liberty Memorial High School.
Mrs. Johnson worked as a para professional and data processor for the University of Kansas. She loved cooking.
She married Henry Lee Johnson on July 24, 1952, they celebrated 67 years together. He died in 2019.
Survivors include a son, Michael M. Johnson and wife Carol of Lawrence; a daughter, Tina Stevenson and husband Larry E. of Albuquerque, New Mexico; sister, Peggy Thompson of Kansas City, Missouri; grandchildren, Larry A. Stevenson, Starla Barrett, Christina Johnson, and Michelle McBurney.
She was preceded in death by her parents and siblings, Bessie White, Mary Katherine Sweeps, Alonzo Edward Howard Jr., Daisy Smith, Dottie Coates, and Barbara Taylor.
Messages & Condolences
The Staff here at Pioneer Ridge took pride and feel honored to have cared for Christine. We miss her already and feel a void now that she’s passed. However, we know she is free from pain and breathing easy now that she’s with the Lord. Thanks for sharing your history with us Christine; rest in peace sweet lady! Our condolences to the family.
Mr & Mrs Johnson were great neighbors over the years…old west lawrence was a better place because of Mr & Mrs Johnson…
Sending prayers to the Family
Whenever I visited my mother-in-law at Pioneer Ridge, Christina was always gracious in spending a few moments chatting with me. She was always proud of her family and a most kind lady. She will be missed by many.
The Harvey / Byers families want to extend our condolences and prayers to your family.
We worked with Henry at DuPont and if you wanted to see the light in his eyes, just mention his beloved Christine. Henry idolized Christine and her failing health caused him many a heartache. May they both rest in peace now and be together in the Heavenly Kingdom. All the DuPont Retirees will sure miss Henry. There was never a dull moment when Henry was around.
I was saddened to know Mrs. Christine Johnson passed away. She always greeted me with a smile and a hello while visiting my sister, Marilyn, several doors away. Thinking of her family at this time.
Sincerely, Deborah Norwood
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