Karen Johnson


March 22, 2011 - 12:00 AM

Karen Kay Johnson, 64, of rural Fort Scott died Sunday, March 20, 2011, at her home following a cancer illness. 
She was born March 23, 1946, in Moran, to Clarence Earl and Daisy Bonita Wilson Holeman. In her earlier years, she was active in 4-H and made the grand champion cherry pie in 1961.
 On June 7, 1964, she married Ancel “Andy” Johnson in Bronson. She worked for Dr. Robert O’Dell, Klein Tools, Dr. Charles Parsons and for Lester Richards. She had worked the last seven years for Citizens Bank, NA as a vice president. 
She received her associate’s degree from Fort Scott Community College in 2005. She was a member of Helping Hand Club, advisory board member of Bourbon County Soil Conservation District and co-chair of Bourbon County United Way board. She helped organize the Bourbon County United Farmwives and served as United Farmwives of America communication coordinator. She was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. She was baptized in the Bronson Baptist Church. She later served as pianist, organist and Sunday school teacher in Bethel Community Church. She was a current member of Community Christian Church. She enjoyed sewing, working with computers and watching her grandchildren’s activities.
Survivors include her husband of the home; a son, Jeff and his wife, Laura, Moran; two daughters, Tammy Frank and her husband, Barry, Lawrence, and Robin Schrack and her husband, Corey, Gardner; her mother, Bonita Holeman, Bronson; a brother, Scott Holeman, North Kansas City, Mo.; a sister, Betty Rose, Uniontown; six grandsons, Nolan and Garrett Frank, Trent and Ty Johnson and Corbin and Carson Schrack. 
Her father, Earl Holeman, a sister, Linda Shelton, and father-in-law and mother-in-law, Abner and Josephine Johnson, died earlier.
The Rev. Kevin Moyers will conduct funeral services at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Community Christian Church. Burial will be in the Mount Orum Cemetery in Redfield. 
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Community Christian Church. In her honor the family will be accepting new earrings, for Lobes of Love to be distributed to cancer patients.
Memorials to Community Christian Church, the Sharing Bucket, or Lobes of Love may be sent in care of Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main,  P.O. Box 347, Fort Scott, KS 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at cheneywitt.com.

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