Yvonne Lucille Johnson

February 12, 1927July 12, 2018

Yvonne L. Johnson, 91 of Kingsley passed away Thursday, July 12, 2018 at Munson Medical Center. Yvonne was born on February 12, 1927 in Kingsley , MI to John and Maude (Morgan) Dobson. She attended Kingsley schools, and graduated in 1945. On March 23, 1945 she married Tyrus Johnson and they spent 48 years together. They owned and operated the Johnson Tree Farm in Fife Lake. He preceded her in death on August 30, 1993. Yvonne was very active within her community and her church. She was a member of the Kingsley Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School, assisted with VBS, many other youth functions, and also helped prepare meals to shut-ins in the community. She enjoyed gardening, going to garage sales, and sewing in which she made items such as tote bags, quilts, and baby blankets, not only for her family, but for others as well. She also loved birds, especially chickadees, and spending time with some of her best friends; Eileen, Jean, and Melanie. She is survived by her daughter Anne (Rich) Vogue, Daughter in Law Gayle Johnson, grandchildren; Lisa (Bryan) King, Greg (Kelly) Vogue, Jim and Gary Johnson Jr. Also surviving are 6 great grandchildren Allie (Jordan), Emma, Lauren, Luke, Bryanna and Jasmine, Brother John (Ellen) Dobson, Sister Olive Padgett, many nieces and nephews and a soon to be added great-great-grandaughter. Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her son Gary, and sisters Evelyn Kouchner-Kavich and Maxine McQueen. Funeral services will be held on Monday, July 16, 2018 from the Kingsley Baptist Church 7511 Blackman Rd. at 11:00 a.m. Visitation will be held at the Covell Funeral Home in Kingsley on Sunday from 4-7:00 p.m. and at the church on Monday beginning at 10:00 a.m. Interment Evergreen Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Kingsley Baptist Church or to the Kingsley youth center, The Rock. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Covell Funeral Home.


  • Kingsley Baptist Church
  • The Rock of Kingsley


  • Visitation Sunday, July 15, 2018
  • Funeral Service Monday, July 16, 2018

Yvonne Lucille Johnson

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Larry King

July 26, 2018

Rich, Ann, Greg , Lisa and all your family,

I will always be indebted to Ty and Yvonne for all the support they gave many young people as we struggled thru adolescence! Ty would give us the speech in the trees and Yvonne would tell us to not pay attention to all his stories! I can only imagine the reunion they are having now! Lora and I send prayers of comfort and peace to you all in this trying time but rejoice in knowing she is whole once again!

Eileen Reamer

July 23, 2018

One of my memories was when I spent two weeks with Yvonne at her aunt Rena's home in Ludington. It was a fun time. I moved to Jackson after that while my dad worked in a war plant. When I returned home she was married and and we lost contact for awhile. She has been a loyal, giving a caring friend! It's great to know I will see her again and in perfect health!