OBITUARY

Molly Ann Johnson

March 5, 1979October 29, 2021
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Born in Indianapolis on March 5, 1979, Molly moved on to another dimension on October 29, 2021. Her life was full of love from, and for, family and friends. She was blessed with many talents, as a champion swimmer, musician, singer, actress, artist, storyteller, and great sense of humor. Molly graduated from St. Lawrence Grade School and attended Cathedral and Chatard High Schools, graduating from Chatard in 1997. She also attended Ball State University. Molly worked as a cosmetologist, medical assistant, and earned her real estate license while working for FC Tucker Real Estate Company.

She could light up a room and was a brightly shining star until she became a prisoner of drugs. As hard as she tried, time and again, she could not escape from their grip. In the end, fentanyl was her executioner. We build more and more prisons and incarcerate people who are already imprisoned by drug addiction. We need to develop better ways to treat this scourge and provide more mental health facilities that are open, accessible, and affordable to those in need.

Molly was preceded in death by her grandparents, Dr. Paul and Virginia Kirkhoff, and Margaret and Scott Johnson. She leaves behind her beloved son, Sammy, who never gave up hope that she would turn it all around, and a daughter, Jane. Her mother, Jane Kirkhoff Maguire and husband Jim, and her father, Paul Johnson and wife Carol D'Amico, and her sister Sarah Pollard and husband Chuck, and sister Kate Croswell, mourn her passing, as do her niece Ellie and nephew Max Pollard. Her many uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews, and sisters, brothers, nephews and nieces by marriage, all share in the sorrow of her loss.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 11, 2021 at 11:00 AM at Feeney Hornak Keystone Mortuary, 2126 E. 71st Street, Indianapolis, IN 46220. A visitation will take place an hour prior to the service.

Contributions may be made in her name to NAMI Indiana at 921 E. 86th Street #130, Indianapolis, IN 46240 or Community Fairbanks Recovery Center at 8102 Clearvista Pkwy, Indianapolis, IN 46256.

Funeral arrangements are being handled by Feeney Hornak Keystone Mortuary.

Services

11 December

Memorial Visitation

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Feeney-Hornak Keystone Mortuary

2126 E. 71st Street
Indianapolis, Indiana 46220

11 December

Memorial Service

11:00 am

Feeney-Hornak Keystone Mortuary

2126 E. 71st Street
Indianapolis, Indiana 46220

Memories

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cathy ewald

November 18, 2021

Alissa and the girls had fun playing together and being at St. Lawrence and Cathedral. With great sorrow to the family, cathy Ewald

Greg Newman

November 11, 2021

Johnsons,
First, please accept my apology for how I reached out. I should have used more tact.
I'm so in love with Molly, my heart feels like it's in a vice. I can't stop crying. She was the only thing that made this world okay, made it make sense, even just a little bit.
I wish things were better. I wish she was still here. My soul aches for her. I'm so sorry for your loss. I wish it was me, not her.

Deena Coryell

November 10, 2021

Molly moe and I were good friends. I loved her like a sister. She was the positive eyes when I was down. I will always love and miss my Molly moe. Xo

Sarah Fullam Campbell

November 9, 2021

Dear Johnson family—

Sending love and strength to you all as you mourn the loss of Molly. Though we had lost touch since high school— memories of her are integral to most of my middle and high school years. I always counted myself lucky to have her as a friend and teammate through all our years in LST. Her sense of humor and fun was second to none— and she was the best relay teammate ever as she’d always know just what to do to break the tension before a race. Praying she is at peace now,

Love always,
Sarah (Fullam) Campbell

Lacey Huett

November 6, 2021

Molly,
I'm so sorry that I couldn't find the words to keep you from leaving treatment. I wish so badly that I could have. I will never forget you're kindness, intelligence, and the joy and beauty you exuded. More than a few times you gave me courage and helped me see the light in my darkness, and i will never ever forget your smile or laughter. I pray that you finally have peace, and know that you're safe in God's embrace. I love you Mollywog, you will never be forgotten, untill we meet again,
Love Always,
Lacey

Mindy Nicolet

November 5, 2021

Johnson family,
I’m so sad to hear of Molly’s passing and am sending positive thoughts to you during this time. I have such fond memories swimming with both Molly & Katie. Years of swim club and country club team competitions, it was always nice when all of us came together on the same Indiana team for the Quad meet downtown. Her smile and vibrance I remember from many years ago will not be forgotten. I am sorry for your loss.

Katie Christoff

November 5, 2021

I am so heartbroken to hear of Molly’s death. We were roommates for a brief time and she knew how to make me laugh even on my darkest days. Molly was so incredibly sweet and a I will old the memories I have of her close to my heart. I am so, so sorry for your family’s loss.

Jennifer Kensill Dettinger

November 4, 2021

Dear Johnson Family,

I am beyond saddened to hear of Molly's passing. I haven't been in touch with Molly since high school, but your family always held a special place in my heart. I remember so many happy times with Molly & Katie: laughing during countless hours we spent as teammates at LST, playing Barbie's in your basement, spending summer days playing at HCC, sleepovers, etc. I will treasure those memories always.

I am so sorry to hear of Molly's struggles and even sorrier for your family's loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Love,
Jennifer (Kensill) Dettinger

BEACHLER TERRY

November 4, 2021

Molly was a bright spot to my days when I got to see her at Fairbanks. I was sure she was on the right path this last time. I am so very sorry for your loss.
….An amazing woman❣️

Jane Justus

November 3, 2021

Dear family of Molly,
I wish I had known your beautiful daughter. You honored her with the beautiful and candid obituary and I believe that you all will help save lives by your heartfelt tribute.

To Molly’s Mom~
I am so so sorry that you are in this club that myself and so many of us unfortunately are in. Please know that prayers for comfort, support, and healing are coming your way and for your grandchildren. God bless you.~ Guy’s Mom 1993-2019🦋, Jane

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