Grace (Wilkens) Johnson

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Jenessa Jenae Hlad, 19, Sylvan Grove, passed away Friday, July 24, 2015. Funeral is at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 26, at the Sylvan-Lucas Unified gymnGrace (Wilkens) Johnson, 77, passed away Saturday, July 25, 2015 at her home in Holyrood. She was born Nov. 7, 1937, in Lorraine. She was the daughter of Clarence and Helen (Kruse) Wilkens. A resident of Holyrood since 2005, moving from the farm three miles east of town, Grace was a housewife. She was also a member of Women’s Ministry Fellowship, the First Baptist Church of Lorraine, American Legion Auxiliary of Holyrood, and Red Hat Holyrood Stars. She worked part-time at Quivira Heights Jr. High School in the computer lab. On Aug. 30, 1958 Grace married Richard E. Johnson. He preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her parents; brother, Delbert Wilkens; and son-in-law, Andy Child. Grace is survived by son, Dan (Sherry) of Lorraine; daughters, Debbie Deem (Tom) of Thornton, Colo., and Patty Child of Valley Center; brother, Garry Wilkens ( Janice) of Holyrood; and seven grandchildren. A memorial service was Wednesday, July 29, at  ushton United Methodist Church. Parsons Funeral Home, Ellsworth, was in charge of arrangements. Private graveside services will be at the Lorraine Baptist Cemetery. Memorials may be given to Bushton United Methodist Church or the First Baptist Church of Lorraine, c/o the funeral home, P.O. Box 45,Ellsworth, Kan. 67439. The Ellsworth County Independent-Reporter — Thursday, July 30, 2015. asium in Sylvan Grove. Interment will be in Wilson City Cemetery, Wilson. Foster Mortuary, Wilson, is in charge of arrangements. C

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