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Betty Johnson

Betty Louise Johnson, 63, Topeka, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013.
Betty was born July 13, 1950, in Iola, the daughter of Glen Porter and Louise Matthews Porter.
She is survived by her son, Troy Johnson and wife Heather, Clay Center; daughter Kristin Weiler and husband Benjamin, Topeka; four grandchildren, Ally, 12, Ayla, 6, Aydin, 6, Andyn, 3; two sisters, Judy Robertson, Topeka, and Sandy Gott, Iola; and brother, Rocky Porter, Iola. She also has a very special and dear to her heart niece, Tina Robertson, Topeka.
Her father, mother and brother, Donny Porter, preceded her in death.
Betty was a woman loved by many and will continue to be for many years.
A celebration of her life will be at a later date.
Memorial donations can be sent in her name to Midland Hospice, 200 SW Frazier Circle, Topeka, KS 66606.
Penwell-Gabel Mid-Town Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements. To leave the family a message online, visit


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