Rennetta Johnson

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Rennetta Pauline Johnson, 87

Rennetta Pauline Johnson, 87, of Frankfort, died at 4:50 p.m. October 3, 2012, at Indiana Veteran's Home in West Lafayette.

Rennetta was born May 13, 1925, in Indianapolis to the late Lewis Edgar and Esther Rob (Holmes) Miller.

She married Kenneth Paul Johnson on August 8, 1947, in Chicago and he preceded her in death on May 16, 2005.

Mrs. Johnson was a graduate of McKinley High School in Chicago, where she lived for 20 years before moving to Frankfort. A veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard, she served from 1945 to 1946. She worked at P.R. Mallory for 14 years, retiring in 1975. Mrs. Johnson formerly attended the First Baptist Church in Frankfort. She was known as a happy lady and loved her grandchildren.

She is survived by two daughters, Patricia D. (Doug) Fuller, of Wadsworth, Ohio and Barbara J. Wells, of Fishers; one son, Kenneth P. (Debra) Johnson Jr., of Lafayette; two brothers, Roy Miller, of Cincinnati and Richard Miller, of Tacoma, Wash.; three sisters, Leora Villeges, Diana Fox and Esther Swieton, all of Las Vegas; 13 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by five brothers and one grandson.

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, October 6, 2012, at Goodwin Funeral Home; Pastor Chuck Williams officiating. Visitation will begin at 12 noon until time of service at the funeral home. Burial will be in Green Lawn Memorial Park. Memorial donations may be made to the American Legion Auxiliary or Indiana Veterans Home in West Lafayette.

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Published in the Journal & Courier on Oct. 4, 2012
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