Lela D. Johnson 1909 - 2006 Lawrence
Services for Lela D. Johnson, 97, Lawrence, will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at Grace Evangelical Presbyterian Church. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. June 9 at Iuka Cemetery.Mrs. Johnson died Wednesday, May 31, 2006, at Pioneer Ridge Retirement Community.She was born April 1, 1909, in Logan County, the daughter of Maurice E. and Emma B. Helsel Chance.Mrs. Johnson was a licensed practical nurse at Pratt Medical Center and retired in December 1978. She farmed for many years in the Pratt area and moved from there to Lawrence in 1984.She was a member of Grace Evangelical Presbyterian Church. She married Lewis J. Johnson in June 1935. He died April 6, 1976. Survivors include a daughter, Barbara Swinson, Lawrence; a son, Edward W. Johnson, Graham, Wash.; a sister, Dorcas Foncannon, Wichita; six grandchildren, Vicki Schumacher, Dianna Dixon, Karen Arnholt, Eddie Johnson, Timothy Swinson and Cinda Green; 16 great-grandchildren; two stepgreat-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary.The family suggests memorials to the church building fund, sent in care of the mortuary. E-mail condolences may be sent to <a href="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org">email@example.com</a>, subject: Johnson.