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Doris M. "Barbara" (Futter) Johnson


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Doris M. "Barbara" (Futter) Johnson Obituary
Doris M. Johnson, "Barbara," 84, of Hartly, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, June 14, 2016.

She was born on July 26, 1931 in Kings Lynn, England to the late Sidney William Futter and Ivy Mildred Marshall Futter.

In her early years growing up in the small village of Great Massingham, England, she worked for a prominent local family as a children's nurse. In a few years to follow she was to find the love of her life, Bernard W. Johnson, who was with the United States Air Force stationed in England. They soon married and Barbara left her home and family to make a new life in the United States. She was a devoted Air Force wife, soon to have the permanent job of raising six children while being transferred to many different parts of the country, the last being Dover Air Force Base in Delaware where they retired.

Barbara enjoyed cooking for family, canning, knitting and playing bingo with her many friends. She especially loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She also liked to garden and put up many jars of jams and preserves. Barbara was known for her tender and flaky pastry that was sought after by many.

She was preceded in death by her step-father, Edward Powley; her brothers, Thomas Albert Sidney Futter and David Edward Paul Powley; and her grandson, Kyle Johnson.

She is survived by her devoted husband of 65 years, Bernard W. Johnson; four sons, Gary (Christine) Johnson, Steven (Lisa) Johnson, Alan (Debra) Johnson, and Jeffrey Johnson; two daughters, Donna (Herbert) Kelley, and Patricia (Carlos) Scribner; 12 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; her sister, Ivy Edna Sillis of Great Massingham, England; several nieces and nephews; and her longtime childhood friend of 78 years, Biddy Roye of Kings Lynn, England.

The viewing and funeral service was held on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at the Faries Funeral Chapel, Smyrna.
Published in Dover Post from June 30 to July 9, 2016
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