Josephine Johnson

Obituaries

June 28, 2010 - 12:00 AM

Grace Josephine Johnson, 86, of Uniontown, died early Thursday, June 24, 2010, at Moran Manor.
She was born April 2, 1924, in Oxford, Colo., to Charles Orville and Grace Emma (Oliver) Handrahan. She attended school in Oxford until the death of her father. Her mother then married William Semler and the family moved to a farm southeast of Uniontown in 1939.
She graduated from Uniontown High School in 1942, and shortly thereafter married Abner D. Johnson on May 24, 1942, in Uniontown. The couple farmed in the Redfield area until 1969 when they moved to Uniontown. He died Feb. 21, 2010.
She enjoyed making quilts and homemade grape jelly for her family. She also enjoyed her garden.
She is survived by her children, Earl “Pat” and his wife, Connie, Redfield, Ancel “Andy” and his wife, Karen, Fort Scott, and Lois Coyan and her husband, George, Redfield; two brothers, Harold Allen Handrahan, Missouri, and Charles Handrahan, Mississippi; a sister, Esther Handrahan, Fort Scott; eight grandchildren, Randy Johnson, Brenda Johnson McConville, Crystal Johnson, Jeff Johnson, Tammy Johnson Frank, Robin Johnson Schrack, Mike Coyan and Doug Coyan, and 17 great-grandchildren.
A brother, John Robert Handrahan, died earlier.
The Rev. Chub Boling officiated at funeral services this morning at Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home in Fort Scott. Burial was in Woods Cemetery near Redfield.
Memorials to The Sharing Bucket may be sent to or left in the care of the funeral home, 15 W. Wall St., P.O. Box 309, Fort Scott, KS 66701.

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