Ralph Johnson: In Our Care October 19, 2018
Ralph L. S. Johnson
In Our Care…
Clarksdale, MO…….Ralph Johnson, 81, of Clarksdale, Mo., passed away on Friday, October 19, 2018 at his home after fighting a brave battle with cancer and dementia.
Ralph was born in Island City, Mo., to Sammie W. and Mary Alice (Smith) Johnson, on April 6, 1937.
He went to High school in Stanberry, Mo., and after graduating, worked for Gustin Bacon Fiberglass in Kansas City, and then for Armour’s in St. Joseph, for 21 years, and later for Washington Twsp. in Dekalb Co., for 29 years.
Ralph was also a lifetime farmer and member of the Island City Christian Church.
In 1964 He married the love of his life, Mary Alice Huber. To this union four children were born. Linda, Gene, and Brian Johnson, and Teresa Colhour, three grandchildren, Bradley (Kylie) Crowley, and Samantha and Patrick Johnson, one great grandchild, Katherine Leigham Crowley, and two step great granddaughters, Adasyn and Brilynn.
Ralph was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Lloyd and Jim, and a sister, Doris Hill.
In addition to being survived by his wife, children, and grandchildren, he is survived by two brothers, Wallace (Lillie) Johnson, and Virgil (Jane) Johnson,
two sisters, Ann Jones, and Lois Hawkins, sister in law, Betty Johnson, several nieces, nephews, and a host of friends, that were with him till the end, including, Carl and George Kimble, Ival Snow, Shane DeWilde, Jim and Linda Turner, Roberta Parent, Matt and Gina Jundy, Marvin and Debbie Godsey, and Bob and Mary Jones.
Funeral Service will be held at the Turner Family Funeral Home in Stewartsville, Mo., on Tuesday, October 23, at 2 p.m., with Pastor Kyle White and Rev. Scott Plowman officiating.
Christian Burial will follow at High Prairie Cemetery in Cosby, Mo.
Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Monday, October 22, where family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m.
The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the Albany/ Stanberry Mosaic Hospice staff.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Camp Quality, or the Donor’s choice in care of Turner Family Funeral Home, Stewartsville, Mo.
online condolences: turnerfamilyfuneral.com
Although it had been several years since years since I visited with Ralph and Mary Alice, I was so happy to see them this summer. It brought back so many happy memories of Tbe wonderful times we had in our younger years. My husband John always considered Ralph a true friend. My prayers and heart are with you, Mary Alice, and family.
Praying peace and comfort for Ralph’s loved ones. I knew Ralph many years ago in Stanberry. He was always a nice guy and came from a wonderful family. I was sorry to see that he had passed away.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Sorry we couldn’t make the service.
Ralph was such a great guy! He worked with my dad in St Joe at the packing house for many years and they often rode together. I always enjoyed talking to him, always made me laugh. Love and prayers to his family. Carol “Wingard” Dison
We would like to express our deepest sympathy. May those precious memories be foremost in your hearts and minds during this difficult time.