Hester Johnson

Obituary of Hester Letonia Johnson

Hester Letonia Johnson, 95, passed away July 11, 2022, at the home of her daughter and care giver, Beverly Calvert, with her son, Martin and daughter, Beverly, by her side. She was the oldest resident of Mineral City. Hester was born November 29, 1926 in Pyletown, Missouri, the daughter of Leslie and Mary Swan Woodruff. Hester worked many jobs as a child, picking cotton, scrubbing floors, and being an usher at a movie theater, which allowed her to watch the old western movies. She worked at the Avsco plastic factory in Excelsior Springs. After retiring she worked at the Lawson Bank for a short time. Hester was a loving mother and grandmother who loved to have family dinners. She enjoyed her family and loved holding all of her grand babies. Hester loved to travel, taking many trips with family and friends. After retiring, Hester loved to quilt, quilting with her daughter Marta and Donna weekly. She loved sharing her quilts with family and friends. She also loved working outside in the garden and yard. Hester was preceded in death by her husband of 36 years, Orville Martin Johnson Sr., her parents, Leslie and Mary Swan Woodruff; four brothers, Cairl, Dale, Carl and Harold Woodruff; one infant granddaughter, Brandy Sue Calvert; one infant great grandson, Kevin James Uhlman; two son-in-laws, Stan Sales and Kennel Calvert; two grandsons, Kevin Uhlman and Carl Sullivan. Survivors include her children, Joyce Sales, Liberty; Linda (Tim) Shelton, Excelsior Springs; Beverly Calvert, Rayville; Marta (Bruce) Roberts, Kearney; Roxie (Jerry) Flynn, Kansas City; Jackie Boswell and companion, Dwayne Martin, Excelsior Springs; and Martin (Darla) Johnson, Lawson; 11 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Services will be held Monday, July 18, at the Canaan Hill Church of the Nazarene with visitation at 10AM and services at 11AM. The family asks that memorial contributions be made to the Canaan Hill Church of the Nazarene or the Excelsior Springs Hospital Hospice.
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Monday
18
July

Visitation

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Monday, July 18, 2022
Church of Nazarene Canaan Hill
33688 W 190th St
Lawson, Missouri, United States
Monday
18
July

Funeral service

11:00 am
Monday, July 18, 2022
Church of Nazarene Canaan Hill
33688 W 190th St
Lawson, Missouri, United States
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