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Webb Noonan Kidd Funeral Home

240 Ross Ave, Hamilton, OH

OBITUARY

Sandra Catherine (Rust) Johnson

24 September, 193929 January, 2020
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Sandra Catherine Rust Johnson, the beloved wife of Thomas L. Johnson, of Hamilton, Ohio, died surrounded by her loving family on January 29. Sandy and Tom were married on June 8, 1957, at St. Veronica’s Catholic Church in Hamilton. For 63 years, they were an inseparable pair—and a model of the deepest love and devotion to all who knew them.

Sandy was the devoted mother of two adoring daughters, Cheryl (Myron) Bowling and Lesa Milders, and five grandchildren: Jenny (Greg) Hengehold, Tom (Tena) Bowling, Kate (Brock) Bowling, Tim (Brittany) Milders, and Annie (Casey) Henn. She took the greatest delight in spoiling and feeding her 11 great-grandchildren: Ayden, Trevor, Caroline, Abby, Owen, Ellie, Grayson, Everett, Gus, Arlo, and Scarlett.

Sandy loved shopping, tending to her home, talking on the phone, Elvis, and above all, spending time with her family. For 57 years, she gathered regularly with her girlhood friends—Mary Sue Lakes, Lois Pohlman, Dolores Weinmann, Wanda Crapo, and Donna Vale—for cards and lots of laughter.

A 1957 graduate of Hamilton High School, she spent her career with the billing department at Fort Hamilton Hughes Hospital and as secretary to the doctors of Taft Place Medical Center.

Sandy was preceded in death by her parents, Mildred and James Johnson, and aunts Hazel (Don) Waitman and Catherine (Tommy) Crouch.

Visitation will be Monday, Feb. 3, 2020, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Webb Noonan Kidd Funeral Home (240 Ross Ave., Hamilton). A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Julie Billiart Catholic Church (224 Dayton St., Hamilton) on Tuesday, Feb. 4 at 10 a.m. Burial will follow immediately at St. Stephen Cemetery. Condolences may be left for the family at www.Webb-Noonan.com

  • FAMILY

  • Sandy was the devoted wife of Thomas L. Johnson, mother of two adoring daughters, Cheryl (Myron) Bowling and Lesa Milders, and five grandchildren: Jenny (Greg) Hengehold, Tom (Tena) Bowling, Kate (Brock) Bowling, Tim (Brittany) Milders, and Annie (Casey) Henn. She took the greatest delight in spoiling and feeding her 11 great-grandchildren: Ayden, Trevor, Caroline, Abby, Owen, Ellie, Grayson, Everett, Gus, Arlo, and Scarlett. Sandy was preceded in death by her parents, Mildred and James Johnson, and aunts Hazel (Don) Waitman and Catherine (Tommy) Crouch.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, 3 February , 2020
  • Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, 4 February , 2020

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Annie Henn

31 January 2020

I talked with Mamaw nearly everyday. I’d take the kids over each week to eat lunch and after she was sure we were full and had ice cream we’d move to the family room. She’d turn on a cartoon and we’d pull out the toys she kept in buckets in a special corner in her closet and Grayson and Scarlett would sit and play. Mamaw would be in her chair and I would lay on her couch and we’d talk about little things. What we were having for dinner or a new lipstick she bought or a good movie I wanted her to see. She’d let me rummage through her purses and take anything I wanted. We’d stay all day and then she’d ask me to stay longer so we would. She would walk Grayson out, every time and even in the cold. She’d always ask that I let her know we got home okay. She cared. So deeply, she cared. If this all taught me anything, its that the little things are the big things and nothing in this whole world matters besides time with the ones we love. To hear her offer me a graham cracker just one more time. To hear ‘love yous call me later’ again. To hear her ask how I like her hair just once more. They’re those beautiful, intimate pieces of time that make up a life and I would give all I have to have one more day with her. I will miss you forever, Mamaw.
We love you so much Papaw. You and Mamaw showed all of us what it really means to love someone and I am who I am because of it.

Kay Troutwine

31 January 2020

Cheryl, So sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. To you and family, may you hold the many beautiful memories of your mom close in your hearts. Knowing you, I’m sure she was an amazing lady. I will be thinking of you and your family during this difficult time...sending Hugs and prayers my friend.💔💕

Thomas Johnson

31 January 2020

It is hard to put the loss we all fell into words, Sandy was the love of my life and we spent 63 years together, The night this stroke took her away she and I were watching the nightly news and she got up to change for her nightly routine and she went into our bedroom and I watched maybe 5 minutes more of the news she didn't come back to watch the shows we always watched and I heard nothing to tell me she was in trouble, my heart sank as I seen her there I will never forget the look on her face. .She was such a large figure in all of our lives and it will be with us for as long as we are on God's earth. Enjoy the time you have with each other.

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