A visitation for Wanda M. Johnson, 82, Lawrence, KS, will be held from 3 – 4:30 p.m., Saturday, February 11, 2012 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence. Wanda died Wednesday, February 8, 2012 at Pioneer Ridge Retirement Community in Lawrence.
She was born on October 12, 1929 in Soldier, KS, the daughter of John and Lottie (Eby) Hodge.
She was a clerk at Weaver’s Department Store from 1982 until September 3, 2001. She formerly worked at Gibson’s Discount Center.
She enjoyed her time with her grandchildren so much. She loved to read, play cards, and to be with her many friends and her dog, “Hope”. She also enjoyed travel and the many trips she got to take.
She married Edward D. “Ed” Johnson on March 19, 1949 in Holton, KS. He preceded her in death March 14, 2009.
Survivors include two daughters, Marcia, and husband, Steven Boehle, Arlene, and husband, Stan Newcomb; one son, Roger Johnson, and wife, Debby all of Lawrence; her brother, Harold Hodge and his wife Janice, of Holton, KS; four grandchildren, Jason Boehle, Ashley Boehle, Jeremiah Johnson, Morgan Newcomb; two step-grandchildren, Grant and Olivia Cathloth, and three great-grandchildren, Hunter, Riley, and Cameron Boehle.
Memorial contributions may be made in her name to Douglas County Senior Center for the Senior Meals Program or to the Douglas County Visiting Nurses, Rehabilitation and Hospice Care and may be sent in care of the mortuary.