Betty S. Johnson, of Nevada, Mo., was born Dec. 2, 1924, in Nevada, the daughter of George Callaway and Mary (Wheatley). She passed way on Friday, Feb. 10, 2006, at Christian Health Care at 81 years of age.
Mrs. Johnson graduated from Nevada High School in 1943. She was united in marriage to Richard E. Johnson on Feb. 10, 1946, in Nevada, and he preceded her in death in Nov. 1987. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Nevada. She was employed at the State Hospital from 1966 to 1987, in the food service division and loved to cook even in her time away from work. She was also a member of Christian Womens Fellowship, Christian Builder Sunday School Class and a Widows Support Group, all of which she took great pleasure in attending. She was a devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
Survivors include one son, Dick Johnson and his wife, Shirley, of Nevada; one daughter, Judy Gammon and her husband, Doug, of Nevada; one sister, Mary Jane Callaway of Nevada; four grandchildren, Roy Johnson, Sean Johnson, Jeffery Gammon and Dustin Gammon, and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 15, at 2 p.m., at Evergreen Memorial Chapel with Pastor Bill Platt officiating. Burial will follow in Newton Burial Park. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m., until the hour of service on Wednesday, at Evergreen Memorial Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Christian Church Fellowship Hall Building Fund in care of Evergreen Memorial Chapel, P.0 Box 894, Nevada., Mo. 64772