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Willetta Marie Johnson, 85, was born on Oct. 28, 1926 to Guy and Rosa (Ford) England in Springfield, MO. Willetta was called home to the Lord at 3:45pm on Weds. June 20, 2012.
Willetta's loves were the Lord, her family, picking wild greens, cooking, and baking pies. The love of her life was Glenn W. Johnson whom she married on Oct. 19, 1950.
She is survived by her daughters, Carolyn Horn (Charlie), Mel Johnson (Steve), Dovia Evans; sons, Glenn Jr. (Bev), Gregory( Nancy), Gary, and Gerald; sister Helen Manier (James); 16 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren, special friend Dorothy Wood; nieces, nephews and numerous other family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Glenn (June 20, 2000); her parents, 3 sisters and 3 brothers.
Visitation will be held from 6-8pm on Thursday the 28th at the Klingner-Cope Funeral Home, 1635 N. Benton. Her Home Going Celebration will be on Friday the 29th at 10am at the funeral home. Interment will follow at the Hazelwood Cemetery.
Published in the News-Leader from June 24 to June 28, 2012