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Dorothy J. Johnson

July 22, 1926 — October 31, 2019

DOROTHY J. JOHNSON, 93, of Lincoln, former longtime Ogallala resident, passed away October 31, 2019, at Old Cheney Rehabilitation in Lincoln.

Dorothy was born July 22, 1926, at Corning, Iowa, to Britt and Mae (Kepner) Drew. She graduated from Corning High School.

On July 21, 1945, Dorothy married Fay Johnson, and the couple moved to Ogallala in 1947. Dorothy served as the secretary at the Ogallala Junior High School for many years, before her eventual retirement in the mid-'80s.

Dorothy's hobbies included cooking, baking, sewing and canning. She had a proclivity for baking and eating pies. Dorothy kept large gardens over the years, and she always spent a great deal of time putting up her produce. She was also quite creative and enjoyed crafting especially ceramics. Dorothy loved the Christmas season when her love of baking converged with the presence of family and remembrance of faith. All who knew her could attest, she was always a sweet lady, and her steadfast love for her family will never be forgotten.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Fay; son, Mike; and two infant children.

Survivors include her children, Mindy (Kraig) Schilling and Marty (Betty) Johnson, all of Lincoln; grandchildren, Aaron Schilling, and Cody Schilling; Amy Hellerich (Jeff), Amber Bronson (Travis); step-grandchildren, Kayla Johnson, Blake Merritt, and Nathan Merritt; 4 great-grandchildren; 4 step great-grandchildren, along with many other relatives and friends.

A memorial has been established in Dorothy's memory to the American Cancer Society. Condolences may be shared at Services will be streamed at, for those unable to attend.

Services will be held on Monday, November 4, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. at the Ogallala United Methodist Church with Reverend Chuck Rager officiating. Burial will be in the Ogallala Cemetery.

Visitation will be Sunday from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Prairie Hills Funeral Home in Ogallala.
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Sunday, November 3, 2019

Starts at 4:00 pm (Central time)

Prairie Hills Funeral Home

602 N Spruce St, Ogallala, NE 69153

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