OBITUARY

Betty Lou Johnson

September 8, 1927October 29, 2018

Betty Lou Johnson was called home to her Lord on Monday, October 29, 2018. Betty lived 91 years full of love and devotion to Jesus Christ, her family, and her husband of 64 years, Robert. Betty was born in Hendricks County, one of eight children of Verda and Kenneth Thompson.

Betty was a long-time employee of R.R. Donnelly and Sons. She was a devout Baptist and active member of Eighth Avenue Baptist Church, where she served as the church secretary for many years. Betty maintained fellowship with her friends, especially Norma and Arnold Page, and family by playing card games and enjoying dessert. She was an avid reader. When asked several years ago about the key to a happy marriage, Betty responded, “Love and respecting one another.”

Betty was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Bob; six of her siblings; and her son Larry (Jean) Johnson. She is survived by and carried on in memory by her children, Beverly (Ed) Long, Thomas (Charlene) Johnson, Renee (Michael) McCarty, her grandchildren, Dawn (Sam) McCracken, Nicole (Gregg) Crandell, Heather (Davey) Neal, Stephanie (Patrick) Dunn, Jessie (Jalan) Dotson, Laura (Kip) Glenn, Michael (Cara) Johnson, Amanda Johnson, Timothy Johnson; step-grandchildren, Ron (Carolyn) Cochran, Rex Cochran, Steve (Dawn) Cochran; nineteen great-grandchildren; and five step-great-grandchildren.

Peace I leave with you, my peace I give to you. John 14:27

Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Thursday, November 1 at Roselawn Funeral Home. A funeral ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, at the funeral home with Rev. Dick Smith officiating. Betty will be laid to rest in Roselawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Gideon’s International. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.roselawnfuneralhome.net

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, November 1, 2018
  • Funeral Ceremony Thursday, November 1, 2018
REMEMBERING

Betty Lou Johnson

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Nona Stabler - Brown

October 31, 2018

Renee, Bev & Tom,
Sending you love, hugs and prayers. Your Mom was one of the sweetest and kindest ladies I had the pleasure of knowing. Spent time at your house while in high school and later got to see her and your Dad at the baseball games at Riverton Parke. She always had a smile on her face and a kind word. Wrap yourselves in the beautiful memories of your Mother.

Love,
Nona

FROM THE FAMILY

Biography

Betty Lou Johnson was called home to her Lord on Monday, October 29, 2018. Betty lived 91 years full of love and devotion to Jesus Christ, her family, and her husband of 64 years, Robert. Betty was born in Hendricks County, one of eight children of Verda and Kenneth Thompson.

Betty was a long-time employee of R.R. Donnelly and Sons. She was a devout Baptist and active member of Eighth Avenue Baptist Church, where she served as the church secretary for many years. Betty maintained fellowship with her friends, especially Norma and Arnold Page, and family by playing card games and enjoying dessert. She was an avid reader. When asked several years ago about the key to a happy marriage, Betty responded, “Love and respecting one another.”

Betty was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Bob; six of her siblings; and her son Larry (Jean) Johnson. She is survived by and carried on in memory by her children, Beverly (Ed) Long, Thomas (Charlene) Johnson, Renee (Michael) McCarty, her grandchildren, Dawn (Sam) McCracken, Nicole (Gregg) Crandell, Heather (Davey) Neal, Stephanie (Patrick) Dunn, Jessie (Jalan) Dotson, Laura (Kip) Glenn, Michael (Cara) Johnson, Amanda Johnson, Timothy Johnson; step-grandchildren, Ron (Carolyn) Cochran, Rex Cochran, Steve (Dawn) Cochran; nineteen great-grandchildren; and five step-great-grandchildren.

Peace I leave with you, my peace I give to you. John 14:27

Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Thursday, November 1 at Roselawn Funeral Home. A funeral ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, at the funeral home with Rev. Dick Smith officiating. Betty will be laid to rest in Roselawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Gideon’s International. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.roselawnfuneralhome.net