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Obituaries

Obituaries

Ruby A. Johnson 1927 - 2007 Lawrence

Funeral services for Ruby A. Johnson, 79, Lawrence, will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Ninth Street Baptist Church in Lawrence. Burial will be at Mount Hope Cemetery in Topeka.Mrs. Johnson died Saturday, Aug. 18, 2007, at Baton Rouge General Hospital in Baton Rouge, La.She was born Aug. 29, 1927, in Coffeyville, the daughter of Oceay and Lola Martin Jones. She graduated from Field Kindley Memorial High School and Coffeyville Community College. Mrs. Johnson worked as a foster grandmother at First Step House for 15 years. She was a member of Ninth Street Baptist Church and Order of Eastern Star. She served with the Kaw Valley District Mission Department.She married the Rev. Billy Johnson on Dec. 11, 1952, in Topeka. He died Jan. 18, 1990. Other survivors include two sons, Kevin, Lawrence, and Karl, Arizona; and six grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. The family suggests memorials to the Foster Grandparent Association or Kaw Valley District Mission Department, sent in care of the mortuary.Online condolences may be sent at <a href="http://www.warrenmcelwain.com">www.warrenmcelwain.com</a>, subject: Johnson.