Buford William Johnson

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Buford William Johnson, age 94, resident of Bronson, Kan., died Friday, Feb. 12, 2010, at the Moran Manor Nursing Home in Moran, Kan. He was born Nov. 23, 1915, in Uniontown, Kan., the son of William Emry Johnson and Leota Blanche Ramsey Johnson.

He was a graduate of the Uniontown High School. Buford married Reta Mae Ermel on May 21, 1939, at Fort Scott. In his earlier years, he had worked at the Holt Dairy and delivered milk to the Bronson and Uniontown areas. Mr. and Mrs. Johnson lived for a time in Colorado, where Buford worked on a ranch.

They later returned to Bronson and Buford worked had worked for the Bronson Grain Company for 35 years. Buford enjoyed fishing and attending his grandchildren's sporting events. He was also an avid Chiefs fan and was known for wearing his red Chiefs hat. He was a member of the Bronson Baptist Church. Buford was known as a very neat person who kept his garden and lawn immaculate.

Survivors include his wife, Reta Mae, of the home in Bronson; two sons, Vlad Johnson and wife, Donna, of Wamego, Kan., and Wesley Johnson and wife, Billie Sue, of Bronson; and two daughters, Judy Wilson and husband, Rex, of Bronson, and Ronda Murrow, of Uniontown; 12 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Russell Johnson.

Pastor Rob Mauk will conduct funeral services at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 16, in the Bronson Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the Bronson Cemetery. The family will receive friends Monday, from 6 to 8 p.m., in the Cheney Witt Bronson Chapel. Memorials are suggested to the Mercy Transportation Fund and may be sent to Cheney Witt Chapel, P.O. Box 347, Fort Scott, Kansas, 66701.

Online condolences may be left at www.cheneywitt.com.