Carol Johns

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.

5 Condolences

  1. Barbara andf Ray Dennis on May 30, 2017 at 8:13 pm

    A wonderfully inspiring lady who mentored women through her prayer life and her ability to interact with any and all with whom she came into contact. She was a wonderful spiritual prayer partner, a classy dame who represented we of the “older” generation well. She will be greatly missed.

  2. Marlene & Bob Swaggerty on June 1, 2017 at 4:30 pm

    Dear Angie & Family,

    So sorry to hear of your Grandmother’s passing. I remember her as a very lovely person with a generous heart. May your beautiful memories ease your pain.

    “Perhaps they are not the stars, but rather, openings in heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy.”

  3. Amy Potts on July 20, 2017 at 1:03 am

    I wish I could find the best words to express the impact that Carol had on my life. I was in third grade when she invited me to sing in the junior choir. I wanted to be like her. I thought she sang like an angel and I simply adored her. She was kind, thoughtful and fun. I learned about scripture and sang songs with her in the bean fields. I learned what it meant to have a relationship with God that is personal and unique to each person. I learned that God had a plan for my life and she encouraged me to keep pursuing my music. There were times in my early years that I wanted to give up but she helped me to keep moving forward.

    I remember when she moved to Kansas, laughing on the phone with her. I had reminded her how hard we worked to pull sunflowers out of the fields in Iowa. We laughed about how she had surrendered by moving to the “sunflower state”. I will never forget her laugh and her smile.

    She was a friend and mentor and I still want to be like her when I grow up.

    God be with you all as you remember her and grieve this loss.


    Amy Price-Potts

  4. Randi and Doug Williams on August 4, 2017 at 8:50 pm

    Marsha, Bill, Angie, Andy and Family,
    We were so very sorry to read about the passing of Marsha’s Mom. We will be lifting up your family in our prayers for God to bring you comfort and peace during this sad and difficult time in your lives. You were so very lucky to have her in your life for so long. My mom has been gone for 30 years now. Hang onto your special memories you have of her and that will keep you comforted. You know that she is in Heaven with your Dad and the rest of the relatives that went before her. Love to all.

  5. Corbin Trimble on August 5, 2017 at 1:20 pm

    Carol was an amazing God-fearing, Spirit-filled woman. I treasure the time I was able to be around her in Lawrence, KS and at the Mustard Seed Christian Fellowship. She blessed everyone around her through her smile, her infectious laugh, her ability to encourage, her spiritual insight, and her amazing voice. Although she will be missed, I, and many others, look forward to spending eternity together. May God bless Paul and Barb and their family and extended family with wisdom, courage, and peace.

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