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Helen May Johnson, age 87, Pleasanton, Kan., passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016, at The Residencies of Pleasanton. She was born on July 17, 1929, in Pueblo, Colo., the daughter of Thomas Benton and Lucy J. Wyland Kramer.

Helen spent her early years in Colorado until moving with her family to Pleasanton, Kan., where she graduated from Pleasanton High School in the Class of 1948. She married Perry Johnson on Oct. 24, 1948, in Pleasanton, Kan. The two resided in the Green Valley area of Linn County where their children were born.

She worked for a time at Braemoor’s Sewing Factory, was a member of the Pleasanton First Christian Church and the ILGWU. Her family and church continued to give her joy and strength through the years.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Perry; a brother Thomas Kramer; a sister Dorothy Kramer Williamson Gurney; and a son-in-law Bill Morrisey.

Helen is survived by her four children Judy Patterson and husband, Jim, Larry Johnson and wife, Cindy, Dorothy Stuart and husband, Tom, and Janet Morrisey; eight grand- and seven great-grandchildren.

Funeral service was held Monday, Aug. 8, 2106, at the Pleasanton First Christian Church. Burial in the Pleasanton Cemetery. Visitation was held before service time at the church. Contributions are suggested to The Residencies, Christian Church or Crossroads Hospice. Online condolences may be left at Arrangements: Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, Pleasanton, Kan.


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