Delores A. Johnson Mueller
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Delores A. Johnson Mueller

Evansville - Delores A. Johnson Mueller, 96, passed away comfortably at her home, Holiday Retirement Village. She was born in Evansville, Indiana to the late Phillip Maienschein and Marie (Morgan) Crawford and was the youngest of two children.

Dody, as she was preferred to be called, was a graduate of Central High School. She began her working career at 17 years of age. She was one of the youngest employed by Republic Aviation. She was proud of her contribution to war effort. She married Manson George Johnson after the war and became the mother of three children, Diana, Jimmy and Manson (Scot) Johnson. Her husband passed early and she became a single mother. Dody was later employed by Kent Plastics where she remained until retirement.

Dody enjoyed playing golf and was extremely proud of a "Hole in One" that she earned at Hamilton Golf Course. She was an avid traveler and enjoyed sharing her experiences at Bethel Manor with residents when she visited with a longtime friend Bill. Dody was a lifetime member of St. John's United Church of Christ. She loved helping the Ladies Auxiliary decorate for Christmas, her favorite holiday. She was a member of The Coterie of Evansville, where she met her late husband, Arthur J. Mueller. The Coterie was a forma ballroom dance organization where Dody danced the nights away. She treasured the holiday gatherings with her family. She was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her first husband, Grover Brown (WW2), her second husband and father of her children, Manson (Butch) Johnson, her son, Jimmy Johnson, and her late husband, Arthur J. Mueller.

Delores is survived by her sister, Ester Grisham of Evansville; daughter, Diana Rumsey; son, Manson (Scott) Johnson; two grandsons, Shawn (Stacy) Rumsey and Shane Rumsey of Denver, CO; granddaughters, Emily (John) Searle and Erin Johnson; several great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.

Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 15, 2020, at Alexander West Chapel, with burial in Locust Hill Cemetery. Friends may visit on Tuesday from 10:00 am. until service time at the funeral home.

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Published in Courier Press from Sep. 13 to Sep. 14, 2020.
10:00 - 01:00 PM
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September 18, 2020
sorry to hear about Aunt Dody I have been trying to find all of you to tell you about my brother Billy passing on june 13th of cancer he is also at Locust Hill Cemetery he had a long 8 month battle with cancer and lost his fight he was 68 Mother wanted to know about your Mother but call the nursing Home they wouldn't give me any info about her wouldn't even tell me if she was there again I'm sorry to hear. Would love to hear from you Barbara
Barbara Edwards
September 15, 2020
Doty was a wonderful person I am so thankful for her friendship with my father in law Bill. Every Christmas she would put on her Santa hat and come in and ask us all if we had been good and bring all of us at Trademarks Hair Design presents. Farley and I will be praying for your family.
Lisa Cartwright
September 14, 2020
Dody was such a big part of our Papa Bill's life. So thankful for her companionship. We will keep your family in our prayers during this time. I'm sure they are dancing and bowling in heaven today!
Corrie Cartwright Gann and family
September 14, 2020
We are so sorry to hear of Dody's passig. Please know that your family is in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Dr. Roger Haywood and the team at Evansville Eyecare Associates
September 14, 2020
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief, and find comfort from knowing that God draws close to the broken-hearted.
September 14, 2020
Sorry for the loss, she was a great lady. Will be missed by a lot of people.
Ramona E Edge
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