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Obituaries

Obituaries

Nadine Ann Johnson 1938 - 2006 Lawrence

Emporia - Graveside services for Nadine Ann Johnson, 68, Lawrence, will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Evergreen Cemetery south of Emporia.Mrs. Johnson died Friday, Dec. 1, 2006, at St. Francis Health Center in Topeka.She was born July 3, 1938, in Oklahoma City, the daughter of John Stevens and Jewell Witcher Burgess. She graduated from John Marshall High School in Oklahoma City.Mrs. Johnson worked as a school bus driver in Emporia and Hamilton for 13 years. She was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church in Emporia.She married William Ratliff. They divorced. She married Wallace E. "Wally" Johnson on Dec. 26, 1982, in Emporia. He died Nov. 21, 2000, in Topeka.Survivors include four sons, David Ratliff, Wichita, Thom and Phillip Whitaker, both of Enid, Okla., and Harvey Johnson, Ellsworth; a daughter, Elizabeth Riley, Lawrence; two brothers, Bruce and Robert Burgess, both of Oklahoma City; two sisters, Annette Burgess and Jeanie Soles, both of Oklahoma City; 10 grandchildren; and 9 great-grandchildren.The family suggests memorials to the Salvation Army of Emporia, sent in care of Roberts-Blue-Barnett Funeral Home, 605 State Street, Emporia 66801.