Obituary published July 23 2014, in The Mexico Ledger

Howard Russell Johnson, 86, passed away Friday, July 18, 2014 at New Florence Care Center.
He was born April 20, 1928 to Thomas and Virgnia (Barker) Johnson. Howard is preceded in death by his wife, Violet Marie (Slater) Johnson, and is survived by Dolly Kempker, his loving companion and friend.
Howard is survived by his daughters, Alice Marie (Chris) Weakly and Patricia Ann (Alan) Bufka; and his grandchildren and great-grandchildren: Howard Weakly; Michael (Kathie) Weakly and son, Adam; Brian (Myra Crump) Bufka and son, Alex and daughter, Rebecca; Kevin (Shannon) Bufka and daughter, MyKenzie; and Cindy (Matt) Clark and sons, Matthew and Caiden, and daughter, Emily.
Mr. Johnson was preceded in death by five brothers, James Orville, Thomas, Aurburdeen, Kenneth and Leslie; and two sisters, Irona Roberts and Dorothy O’Rourke.
Howard loved playing softball, fishing, traveling, dancing and listening to Bluegrass and Country music.
He will be missed by family and friends.
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