Sara Elizabeth Ritchie Johnson, 69, of Elizabethtown, formerly of Boston, Ky., passed away Tuesday, April 16, 2013, at Flaget Memorial Hospital in Bardstown.
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She was a CNA at Windsor Gardens Nursing Home in Bardstown. She was born Jan. 18, 1944 in Bardstown, the daughter of the late Roy Lee and Catherine Cecilia Bean Ritchie.
She also was preceded in death by three brothers, Jack Ritchie, Roy Lee Ritchie and Ernie Ritchie; and one sister, Patricia Ann "Patsy" Ritchie Silloway.
Survivors include her husband of 52 years, William F. "Bill" Johnson of Elizabethtown; three sons, B.J. (Bonnie) Johnson of Louisville, Mike (Melissa) Johnson of Elizabethtown and Steve (Leslie) Johnson of Bloomfield; two daughters, Pam (Bobby) Robertson of New Haven and Kelly Nalley of Elizabethtown; two brothers, James Lawrence Ritchie of Louisville and Joseph Eugene (Vicky) Ritchie of Bloomfield; three sisters, Lou (Ivo) Mudd and Catherine "Chattie" Crume, all of Bardstown and Sondra (Tommy) Nix of Boston, Ky.; 11 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
In keeping with Sara Elizabeth Ritchie Johnson's wishes, all services will be private.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Cancer Center at Flaget Memorial Hospital in Bardstown.
William R. Rust Funeral Home in Boston, Ky., is in charge of arrangements.
William R. Rust Funeral Home Boston Chapel
12783 Boston Road
Boston, KY 40107
Published in The News-Enterprise on Apr. 17, 2013