Janet L. Johnson (1935 - 2014)

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Janet L. Johnson, 78, of Columbus, passed away at 10:22 a.m. Friday, April 4, 2014, at her residence.
Born Aug. 4, 1935, in Hope, she was the daughter of the late James D. and Wilma E. Herron Frazee. She married Lorin C. Johnson on Aug. 24, 1950, and he preceded her in death on Oct. 26, 2012.
Janet was a member of St. Peters Lutheran Church. She was active in the health care field in many capacities, having been employed at Bartholomew County Hospital (now Columbus Regional Hospital) in the labor and delivery department, previously owned and operated Shady Lane Nursing Home and was the administrator of Columbus Nursing Home. She then was employed at Turning Point as a crisis counselor. Along with her husband, she founded Raft to Rafters Inc. where she was secretary and treasurer for the corporation.
Janet enjoyed many things in life, especially traveling, shopping and crocheting. She loved kids, especially being a mom and grandmother, and enjoyed attending her grandchildren's activities. She will always be remembered as a devoted wife, loving mother and a woman of strong faith.
Survivors include a son, Randy (Lisa) Johnson of Columbus; daughters, Jennifer (George) Lockhart of Seymour, Amber (Mike) Owens of Columbus and Tammy (David) Miller of Columbus; grandchildren, Tina Lockhart, Katie Douglas, Bill Lockhart, Lisa Critney, Matthew Miller, Micah Owens, Jeremy Johnson and Justin St. John; a brother, Steve (Ruth) Frazee of Columbus; four great-grandsons; seven great-granddaughters; one great-great-granddaughter; one great-great-grandson; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Charles Lorin Johnson; brothers, Billy and Joe Frazee; and a sister, Betty Powell Daniels.
A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home with Pastor Mark Tieke officiating. Burial will be at Garland Brook Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. until time of service Tuesday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana, St. Peters Lutheran Church and White Creek Lutheran School.
Published in Tribune from Apr. 6 to Apr. 14, 2014
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