Obituaries

Obituaries

Jeri Ann Johnson 1958 - 2006 Lawrence

Funeral services for Jeri Ann Johnson, 48, Lawrence, will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Eddy-Birchard Funeral Home in Osawatomie. Burial will be in the Osawatomie Cemetery.She died Thursday, Dec. 14, 2006, at Select Specialty Hospital in Topeka.She was born Sept. 20, 1958, in Paola, the daughter of Charles Russell "Rusty" and Linnie Mae Keast Johnson.Ms. Johnson graduated from Osawatomie High School in 1977 and from Kansas University in the early 1980s. While attending KU, she was in a car accident in 1980 that left her confined to a wheelchair.She worked for Independence Inc. of Lawrence, where she was a counselor for the disabled until she became totally disabled in 1997.She was a member of the KU Alumni Association.Survivors include her daughter, Chayla, Lawrence; and her brother, Gary Johnson, Overbrook.Friends may call from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.The family suggests memorials to the Johnson Center for Cancer Research at Kansas State University or to Independence Inc., sent in care of the funeral home, 203 Main St., P.O. Box 430, Osawatomie 66064.