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Mabel J. Johnson, age 87, of Webb City, Mo., passed away on Sunday, March 12, 2017, at Freeman West Hospital.
She was born on December 15, 1929, in Webb City to Isaac Wood and Maude (Wasson) Wood. Mabel was a Baptist and retired from Webb City School District where she was head cook at Webster Elementary.
Mabel married William F. Johnson on June 11, 1947, in Columbus, Kan., and he preceded her in death on October 11, 1999.
She was also preceded in death by her siblings, Heulah Bottom Eutsler, Mary Ellen Bronyish, Betty Edwards, Mildred Champ, Roy Wood, and Don Wood.
Mabel is survived by her daughter, Linda Johnson, of Webb City; son, Mike Johnson, of Webb City; grandchildren, Lana Lee Maynard and husband, David, of Oronogo, Mo., Amanda Jo Tiberghien and husband, David, of Joplin, Mo., Jenna Johnson Cue and husband, Aaron, of Joplin, Bettina DeBerry, of Webb City; great grandchildren, Davey Maynard, Jr., Lynnzie Lee Maynard, Dixie Dee Maynard, Zoey Lee Tiberghien, Gage William Tiberghien, Cydney Taylor De Berry, and Jordan Dallas DeBerry; and also numerous nieces and nephews and extended family.
A graveside service will be held on Thursday, March 16, at 2 p.m. at Ozark Cemetery in Joplin with Reverend Ron Woody officiating. The family will be present for a visitation on Wednesday from 6 to 7 p.m. at Simpson Funeral Home in Webb City.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be given to the Webb City High School Band Boosters in care of the funeral home. Services are under the direction of Simpson Funeral Home in Webb City.
Published on March 14, 2017
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