Tuesday, January 9, 2007

Mary Ellen Johnson, age 94, Nevada, Mo., formerly of Hume, MO, passed away on Monday, January 8, 2007, at Moore-Few Care Center in Nevada, Mo.  She was born August 3, 1912, near Stotesbury, Mo., to Oscar E. Wagner and Maude M. Hair Wagner.  She married Kenneth E. Johnson on December 1, 1954, in Ft. Scott.  He preceded her in death in September 1997. 

Mary graduated from Stotesbury High School in 1931 and was a lifelong resident of Stotesbury. She was a member of the Stotesbury Methodist Church.  Mary was a homemaker, liked to cook, do crafts, and crochet. She was a former Past Master at Stotesbury.

Mary was the last of her family preceded in death by her father, mother, and three sisters, Daisy Thompson, Mabel Harrah and Ella Mae Phillips.  Surviving are nieces, and nephews; one stepdaughter; numerous step-grand and great-grandchildren.  Jim & Avis Johnson were her special caretakers.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, January 10, 2007, at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada, Mo.  Interment will follow in West Liberty Cemetery, Stotesbury, Mo.  Friends may call now and until the hour of service and the family receives friends 12:00 noon-1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 10, 2007, at the funeral home.

Those who wish may contribute to the American Heart Association in care of Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada, Mo.