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Linn County News

Published Oct. 26, 2022


Dale Gene Johnson, age 85, a resident of Ft. Scott, Kan., died Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022, at Via Christi Medical Center in Pittsburg, Kan. He was born Aug. 20, 1937, in Fort Scott, the son of Buford and Evelyn Goodrick Johnson. He graduated from Mound City High School with the class of 1955.

Dale joined the Army following high school and served four years in Germany. He married Charlotte Sears in April of 1978 in Mound City, Kan. He worked for Rural Electric in Iola, Kan., and City Maintenance and the public school system in New Mexico.

Dale and his wife Charlotte ministered to the Navajo and Apache people in New Mexico and Arizona for 15 years. Dale enjoyed his guns, woodworking, construction, attending auctions, and his dogs and cats. He was a member of the Gideons and the Bethel Community Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife Charlotte of the home; two children, Rebecca Johnson and husband, Mark Thorndike, Anchorage, Alaska, and Dan Johnson and wife, Jill, Lubbock, Texas; four step-children, Robert Barkdoll and wife, Pat, Galesberg, Ill., Rick Barkdoll and wife, Tammy, Chanute, Kan., Michelle Hoyt and husband, James, Austin, Texas, and Donna Tippie Taylor, Blue Springs, Mo.; a step son-in-law Vern Crawshaw, Altoona, Kan.; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a daughter Sally Ann Johnson; a stepdaughter, Teresa Crawshaw; and three brothers, Eddie, Richard, and Russell Johnson.

Pastor Ben Heffernan will conduct funeral services at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, 2022, at the Bethel Community Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the Mound City Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday at the Cheney Witt Chapel.

Memorials are suggested to either Gideons or Bethel Community Baptist Church and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, P.O. Box 347, 201 S. Main St., Fort Scott, KS 66701.

Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at


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