Elizabeth Ruth ‘Betty’ Johnson
SALINA –– Elizabeth Ruth Johnson, 93, of Salina, Kansas, passed away Friday, May 17th, 2013.
Betty was born in Enterprise, Kansas on January 10, 1920, daughter of the late Ruth Mabel (Gessell) and David Logan Smith.
She worked as a Teacher and taught in many rural country schools. She also was a cook at Crestview Nursing Home, north of Salina, and was a sales clerk for G&E Western Wear.
Betty was a member ofthe Central Kansas Fly Wheels Museum, Salina, 4H leader, Sunday School Teacher at St. John's Lutheran Church, and was a member of the First Covenant Church, Salina.
She graduated from Dickinson County Community High School in Chapman, Kansas, and received her teaching certificate from Kansas State Teachers College in Emporia.
On May 25, 1940 in Enterprise, Kansas, Elizabeth married Nels C. Johnson Jr. and he precedes her in death.
Survivors include daughter, Barbara Webb and husband Stan of Bennington, Kansas; brother-in-law, Don Johnson, of Solomon, Kansas; five sons Tom Johnson and wife Judy of Bartlesville, Oklahoma, Gary Johnson and wife Terri, of New Cambria, Kansas, Roger Johnson and wife Donna, of Salina, Kansas, Ted Johnson and wife Jennifer, of Salina, Kansas; Gail Johnson and wife Sue, of Hope, Kansas; brothers, David W. Smith and wife Betty Jo of Glenarm, Maryland, Delbert Smith of Enterprise, Kansas; sisters, Joyce Beilefeld and husband Gerald of Junction City, Kansas, Lila Smith of Enterprise, Kansas; 18 grandchildren, and 23 great grandchildren; 2 great great grandchildren.
Betty is preceded in death by son, Scott Johnson; daughters, Donna Johnson, Ann Johnson; and sister, Helen Hattenback.
Visitation will be Monday, May 20th from 9:00 am - 8:00 pm at Carlson-Geisendorf Funeral Home with the family receiving friends from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm.
A funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, May 21st, at First Covenant Church, Salina, Kansas, with Rev. Mark Nelson officiating. Burial will follow at Highland Cemetery, New Cambria, Kansas.
Memorial contributions may be made to Central Kansas Fly Wheels Museum, 1100 W. Diamond Dr., Salina, Kansas 67401; Cure International c/o First Covenant Church 2625 E. Magnolia Salina, Kansas 67401; or First Covenant Church 2625 E. Magnolia Salina, Kansas 67401.
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(This obituary was written and paid for by the family of Elizabeth Ruth Johnson)