Kathy L. Johansen

Kathy L. Johansen of Baldwin City, KS passed away on September 28, 2015.

Kathy was born on April 28, 1959 in Emporia, KS to Stacy and Sheri Johansen.

Kathy attended Lyndon Elementary School and Melvern High School. She attended Wichita State University and graduated with a degree in Elementary Education. She later went on to receive her Masters degree from Mid America University.

She taught at Marais des Cygnes Valley Elementary School, Wellsville Elementary, and Baldwin Junior High School. Kathy taught Language Arts in total for 34 years and was passionate about making a difference in the lives of her students.

Kathy loved to travel and was privileged to visit many different places throughout the world.

Kathy is survived by her daughter, Kyleigh Roberson and her husband Ryan Roberson of Baldwin City, KS; her sister Cynthia and Stephen Burnett of Topeka, KS; her brother Jon Johansen and Brian Adkins of Kansas City, MO; her sister Kris and Paulo Villaca of Baldwin City, KS; her brother Scott Worrell and Cynda of Lafayette, IN; her sister Penny and David Hunsberger of Darlington, IN; her sister Kentra and Johnie Johnson of Avon, IN and her niece Bella Villaca, her nephew Drew Villaca and many other nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, please donate in Kathy’s honor to the ALS Association and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary, 120 W. 13th Street, Lawrence, KS 66044.

A celebration of life service is planned for Saturday, October 3, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at the Baldwin First United Methodist Church in Baldwin City, KS.

5 Condolences

  1. Betty and Mark Currie on September 29, 2015 at 6:22 pm

    To the family of Kathy,
    Our hearts and prayers are with you all as you grieve the loss of precious Kathy. Her legacy will continue to live on through the many students and non-students lives she touched. It was a blessing to meet her. Even with her ALS she was such a tremendous inspiration to others to keep on persevering with all life dealt her. May God wrap his arms around you and give you comfort at this most difficult time. I know that she was welcomed into heaven with open arms.
    With our deepest empathy for your loss.
    Mark and Betty Currie
    Lawrence, Kansas

  2. Laura, Jake and Aden Huggins on October 1, 2015 at 9:33 am

    Dear Kris and Family,
    You are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Words are never adequate in moments like these. We will say though, that our hearts go out to you, and we will always remember the joyous memories that we are privileged to have in knowing Kathy.

    A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops. ~Henry Brooks Adams

  3. Rozie, Jeremy, Anais, Thomas and Gabriel on October 1, 2015 at 11:56 am

    Dearest Kris, Kyleigh, Ryan, Paulo, Bella, Andrew, Jon and family,

    We are truly sorry to hear of Kathy’s passing.. Words cannot express our sadness and pray that the love of God keeps you strong and sustains you during this time of grief. You are in our prayers and thoughts.

    “They that love beyond the world cannot be separated by it. Death cannot kill what never dies.” (W. Penn)

  4. Raquel Wanderley on October 1, 2015 at 1:24 pm

    Kris, Paulo, Bella, Andrew and all family.
    I would like to express my sincere condolences to all of you !

  5. Katie McKeown (Kurtz) on October 2, 2015 at 4:28 pm

    Your family is in my thoughts and prayers through this difficult time. Rest peacefully Kathy.

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