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Obituaries

Obituaries

Patricia E. "Pat" Johnson 1928 - 2008 Lawrence

Funeral services for Patricia E. "Pat" Johnson, 79, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.Mrs. Johnson died Thursday, May 8, 2008, at Midland Hospice house in Topeka.She was born Dec. 15, 1928, in St. Joseph, Mo., the daughter of Charles Roy and Thurndotte Frances Edwards. She graduated from Liberty Memorial High School. Mrs. Johnson worked as a secretary for 23 years at Watkins Health Center and retired Feb. 15, 1991. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church and the Eagles Auxiliary in Lawrence.She married Gene Johnson on Feb. 2, 1973, in Miami, Okla. He survives, of the home.Other survivors include two daughters, Karen Williams and Claudia Jones, Lawrence; a stepdaughter, Carolyn Wright, Baldwin City; two sons, Keith Cooper, Tallahassee, Fla., and Michael Cooper, Fort Collins, Colo.; a stepson, Randy Johnson, Lawrence; a sister, Doretta Baughman, Cleveland, Mo.; 14 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, James Raymond Cooper, in 1968, and a grandson in 2000.The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday at the mortuary. The family suggests memorials to the American Cancer Society or American Heart Association, sent in care of the mortuary. Online condolences may be sent at <a href="http://www.warrenmcelwain.com">www.warrenmcelwain.com</a>, subject: Johnson.