Ida Johnson 1915 - 2013 Gladstone, MO
Ida Newman Johnson, 98, of Gladstone, MO passed away on August 17, 2013.
Ida was born February 28, 1915, to Sterling Price and Claudia (Clevenger) Newman in Clinton County Missouri. She graduated from Smithville High School, and later attended William Jewel College and the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She taught school in rural Clinton County in a one room school house until she married Charles Johnson on March 15, 1940. Together, Ida and Charles raised four children. They lived near Edgerton, later moving to Kansas City, where Ida became a fulltime homemaker.
Ida was a member of the Northland Quilters Guild and a 50-plus year member of the Order of the Eastern Star. She enjoyed gardening, quilting, cooking and most of all, spending time with her family. Ida always made you welcome when entering her home and visitors never went away hungry. She was the consummate caregiver, and will be remembered for her ability to always put the needs and wants of other people first.
Ida was preceded in death by her husband, parents, one sister, three sisters-in-law and two brothers-in-law.
She will be sadly missed by surviving daughters Linda (John) Garner; Judy Johnson, Cheryle Phillips and son Chuck (Teena) Johnson; four grandchildren Heidi (Robert) Malinak, Andrew Phillips, Alyssa Johnson, and Ashley (Thomas) Shmalberg. She also leaves behind her beloved pets Mommy, Blackie, Muffy, Scooter and Buddy.
Order of the Eastern Star Service: 6:30pm Wednesday, August 21st with visitation following until 8:30 at Hixson-Klein Funeral Home, 104 Church St., Smithville, MO. Private graveside services will be held on August 22, with burial at Ridgely Cemetery, Ridgeley, MO. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Spay & Neuter-Kansas City, PO Box 410303, Kansas City, MO 64141. Please sign this guestbook at obituaries.LJWorld.com.