Polly Johnson

January 17, 1923September 3, 2018

Goldie Pauline Johnson(Brown), better known to everyone as “Polly”, age 95, passed away peacefully on Monday, September 3, 2018 in Oklahoma City, OK. She was born January 17, 1923 in Hazelton, KS, to Gaines and Florence (Pruitt) Brown.

She was a 1940 graduate of Medicine Lodge High School. On September 4, 1945, she married William E. Johnson “Bill”. Together they had 2 children, Gerald and Wilma. Polly truly lived life to the fullest through simple pleasures: chatting with friends and family, hanging out with her grandchildren, watching sports, knitting, crocheting, doing word searches and reading her Bible. Polly was a beloved sister, wife, mother, grandmother, teacher and friend.

She is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Bill. Her parents Gaines and Florence Brown, brother, Odis, sisters Maxine and Eudora and her son Gerald as well as many other treasured family members. She is survived by her daughter, Wilma and Larry, granddaughter, Mykala and Jeff, grandson, Shane and Amber, grandson Chance and Tess, sister Wanda, and brother Leland “Brownie” as well as many nieces and nephews and extended family members.

Family, friends and other whose lives Polly touched are invited to visit with the family on Friday, September 7, 2018 from 6 to 8 pm at Bill Merritt Funeral Service and attend her funeral service on Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 10:00am in the Resurrection Memorial Cemetery Chapel.


  • Shane Terrel
  • Chance Terrel
  • Jeff Lumpkin
  • Steven Sanford
  • Larry Weese
  • Pete Campbell


  • Visitation Friday, September 7, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, September 8, 2018

Polly Johnson

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Jan Wilson

September 6, 2018

Wilma and family, I'm so sorry to hear this news. What a great photo of Aunt Polly. She always made me laugh and as a kid I always thought "what a lady!"

Thinking of you.

Bruce Brown

September 6, 2018

I have such fond memories of Aunt Polly and family. Those were some wonderful days growing up especially looking back on them now. My prayers are with everyone. Bruce