Services for Carol Darlene Johns, 87, formally of Lawrence will be held 10:00 a.m. Saturday, August 12, 2017 at Pierson United Methodist Churh in Pierson, Iowa. She will be inurned at Greenwood Cemetery in Pierson, Iowa. She died May 27, 2017 at Life Care Center in Cheyenne, WY.
Carol was born on April 12, 1930 in Alta, Iowa the daughter of LeFluer (Hille) and Leslie Hatch. She graduated from Alta High School in 1947 and attended Morningside College, Sioux City, Iowa, majoring in music education.
She married Donald Lee Johns on June 18, 1950 in Alta, Iowa. The couple farmed the family farm near Pierson, Iowa until 1983. She was very active in her church in Pierson where she directed Jr. and Sr. Choirs for many years. She will be remembered as the director and or soloist of many Community Choirs as well. In 1983 they moved to Colorado Springs, CO. There she was employed by Lord’s Vineyard Christian Book Stores. They moved to Eudora, KS in 1988 and then Lawrence, KS in 1989. She worked in retail, domestic cleaning, and she and her husband managed Tanglewood Apts until 1994. After that she was an Administrative Assistant at Douglas County Senior Services from 1995-2010. She was a member of the Mustard Seed Church until she moved to WY in 2015. She spent many daily hours praying for her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren by name.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Don on March 12, 1995 and one grandson, Ryan.
Survivors include two daughters, Marsha Dykshorn and husband, Bill, of Cheyenne, WY; Barbara Taylor and husband, Paul, of Lawrence, KS; two sons, Paul Johns, and wife, Daralis, of Colorado Springs, CO and Mike Johns and Jana Lecander of Sherrard, IL; 10 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made in her name to the Carol Johns Memorial Fund and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary.