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Bette Browne JOHNSON

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JOHNSON, Bette Browne Age 88 of Donelson, TN, March 3, 2013. She and husband, Mayo Johnson, celebrated their 70th anniversary in December, 2012. She was preceded in death by parents, James and Anna (Miller) Browne; brother, Jim Browne; sister, Gertrude Browne and sons, Mark Lance Johnson and David Mayo Johnson. She is survived by her husband; sister, Elaine Bauer; brother, Rob Anderson; nieces, Ruth McGee and Helen McDonough; daughters, Rebecca Bruckner, Karen Carlson and Julie Turner; grandchildren, Inger Johnson, Sonja Johnson, Randy Bruckner, Christine (Netland) Strudwick, Beccie Bruckner, Greg Netland, Dylan Ferraro and Mallory Ferraro; grandson-in-law, Shane Strudwick, granddaughter-in-law, Dr. Robin Telerant, and great-granddaughters, Skylar and Sophia Strudwick. After raising her children, she earned her undergraduate and graduate degrees at the University of Illinois and Chicago State University, worked as an elementary school District Librarian and established the first public library in Shell Knob, Missouri. She enjoyed quilting, sewing, knitting, crocheting, camping, teaching Sunday School, books and cats. A Memorial service will be held March 24th at 2 p.m., at Andrew Price Memorial United Methodist Church in Nashville. In lieu of flowers, please direct memorials to the Andrew Price Memorial United Methodist Church General Fund or Memorial Fund.


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Published in The Tennessean on Mar. 6, 2013
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