Wanda Johnson

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. 

15 Condolences

  1. Susan Krallman on February 8, 2012 at 6:48 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with all the family. Wishing I was able to be with you at this time, but will be praying for all of you! I love you all! Aunt Wanda will be greatly missed, but I know she had great life and is ready to be with Uncle Eddie.

  2. mary climer on February 9, 2012 at 6:07 am

    Marcia I’m sorry for your loss she now with our lord who will tale care of her.if you need anything please call me at 785 979 4512 it’s a Lawrence number your friend always Mary climer

  3. John & Helen Renick on February 9, 2012 at 9:18 am

    Marcia, Arlene, and Roger.
    We are so sorry to hear of Wanda’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    John & Helen Renick

  4. Jack & Janet Shupe on February 9, 2012 at 10:02 am

    Roger, Marcia,Arlene and Families,
    Wanda will be sorely missed by all of us who loved her. What a beautiful person she was, inside and out.
    May all your memories sustain you at this time and forever.
    Our Love and Prayers,
    Jack and Janet Shupe

  5. Steve Jones on February 9, 2012 at 11:23 am

    Mary and I are thinking of you and offer our prayers

  6. Cathy C. Tarr on February 9, 2012 at 12:02 pm

    Roger I am so sorry to hear about your sweet mother. It was so nice to get to meet her and talk with her, she was a very loving person who loved you all very much. You and your whole family are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Cathy Tarr

  7. Bev Hebbert on February 9, 2012 at 1:38 pm

    Roger, Marcia and Arlene,
    I am thinking of all of you today. Wanda was always a favorite person of mine. She is at peace now. Wish I could come to the vistation,
    But I cannot come, Bev

  8. Kaye Patterson on February 9, 2012 at 3:19 pm

    I enjoyed having Wanda, not only as a neighbor, but as a fellow member of Welcome Club of Lawrence. Wanda was always very sweet and I’ll miss her.

  9. Rodger and Sheryl Henry on February 9, 2012 at 6:23 pm

    We are very sorry for your loss and will be thinking of you.

  10. Wilma Stone, Raymond & Judy Stone on February 10, 2012 at 7:29 am

    Our thoughts are with your family and our deepest sympathy in your loss. Enjoy the wonderful memories.

  11. Wilkey Families & Leonard Newcomb on February 11, 2012 at 6:59 am

    Stan, Arlene and Morgan, we are so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. We love you.

  12. Jim and Thelma Krallman on February 11, 2012 at 7:25 am

    So sorry for the loss your loved one.

  13. Reba Bennett on February 11, 2012 at 9:38 am

    Dear Marcia and family. I’m so sorry about the loss of your mother. She was such a sweet lady. May all your good memories bring you comfort & peace.

  14. Mary Lou Hamlin on February 11, 2012 at 10:15 am

    My prayers go out to the family of Wanda.
    I worked with Wanda at Weavers and remember her always smiling and caring for every one she came in contact with. God be with you Wanda.
    Mary Lou Hamlin

  15. Karen (Krull) on February 24, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    I’m sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. I’m sure she will be missed. I was your neighbor across the road in the little pink house. We had some fun times playing kickball in your yard, catching crawdads in the big tunnel under the road and playing in your tree house. You were a special friend to me. ~Karen

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