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Obituaries

Obituaries

Ernest Eugene Johnson 1909 - 2005 Gardner

Services for Ernest Eugene Johnson, 95, Lawrence, will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Bruce Funeral Home in Gardner. Burial will be in Monticello Cemetery in Shawnee.Mr. Johnson died Thursday, June 23, 2005, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.He was born Nov. 22, 1909, in Toronto, Kan., the son of James Edward and Judith Lavina McLeod Johnson. He lived in the Kansas City area and La Nape before he moved to De Soto in 1945. He moved to Lawrence in 1992.Mr. Johnson worked as a truck driver for Yellow Transit in Kansas City, Mo., for 25 years and for Wigglesworth and Watson Brothers Trucking companies. He was also a farmer in La Nape and retired in 1974. He was a member of Lecompton Chapel, Teamsters Local 41 and the Masonic Lodge of De Soto.He married Ethel Mae Bethard on Feb. 17, 1931, in Olathe. She died earlier.Survivors include a daughter, Linda Jean Gleasure, Lawrence; three sisters, Myrtle Puckett, Wellsville, Cecil Jenks, De Soto, and Helen Barthol, Olathe; and two grandsons.The family will receive friends from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. today at Bruce Chapel in Gardner.The family suggests memorials to the American Heart Assn., sent in care of the funeral home, 106 S. Center St., Gardner 66030.