SKIDMORE, Mo. Mary A. Johnson, 96, of Skidmore, passed away on Tuesday, August 22, 2016, at the Nodaway Nursing Home, Maryville, Missouri.
Mary was born on January 20, 1920, in Skidmore.
Her parents were Myron B. and Jessie Mildred Dawson Newton. They preceded her in death.
She was also preceded by: her husband Birt Johnson, in 2013; her siblings, Leona Newton, Homer Newton, Fred Newton, Lou Diggs, J.E. “Hooker” Newton, George Newton, Beth Bonner, Dixie Collin, Judy Flynn, Myron Bolivar “M.B.” Newton Jr., and Jerry Newton, both in infancy; son-in-law, James W. Wilson; and grandson, Ryan Serfoss.
Mary graduated from the Skidmore High School, class on 1938. In her 50s, she graduated from the second LPN program from NWMSU, in Maryville. She worked for many years as a LPN at the St. Francis Hospital in Maryville.
Her memberships included the Skidmore Christain Church and the Skidmore Chapter of O.E.S.
She married Birt H. Johnson on October 23, 1938, in Skidmore, and he passed away on May 1, 2013.
Apart from a few months the family spent in San Diego, California, she lived all her life in Skidmore.
Mary leaves behind her two daughters, Connie Wilson, Centennial, Colorado, and Sharon (Kenny) Strauch, Skidmore; fourgrandchildren, Kelly (Brett) Coffelt, Kansas City, Missouri, Casie (Angie) Strauch, Salem, Nebraska, Tama Serfoss, Westminster, Colorado, and Tyson Serfoss, Lakewood, Colorado; her sister, Inez Boyer, St. Joseph; five great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandson; sister-in-law, Elizabeth Newton, Maryville; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Graveside services and burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, August 26, 2016, at the Hillcrest Cemetery, Skidmore.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, August 25, 2016, at the Bram-Danfelt Funeral Home, Maryville.
Memorials are suggested to the Tri-C Nurtrition Center, Maitland, Missouri, Newton Hall, Skidmore, or SSM Hospice, Maryville.
For online condolences and guest book, visit http://www.bramfuneralhome. com. As published in the St. Joseph News-Press.
we will miss you Aunt Mary