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-Letha M. Johnson-

Letha M. Johnson, age 83, a resident of Chillicothe, Missouri passed away at her residence on Saturday, June 28, 2008.  
She was born on May 16, 1925, the daughter of Henry E. and Theo (Brown) Ishmael in Chula, Missouri. On September 14, 1947, she was married to Arthur B. Johnson in Chillicothe, Missouri. He preceded her in death on December 26, 1991.

Letha had worked for Washington Steel, Washington, Iowa for over 10 years before moving back to Chillicothe in 1992. She worked for the Constitution-Tribune from 1994 until her retirement in 2004. Letha enjoyed making quilts, tending to her garden and flowers and keeping up on her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Survivors include two sons, Donald E. Johnson of Chillicothe, Missouri and Arthur Ray Johnson and wife, Chris of Conesville, Iowa; daughter-in-law, Pauline Tolle of Chillicothe, Missouri; one brother, Kenneth Ishmael of Chillicothe, Missouri; eight grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; son, Clarence (Jr.) Tolle; brother, Rex E. Ishmael.
Funeral services were held at the Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe, Missouri on Tuesday, July 1, 2008 at 3:30 p.m. There is no scheduled family visitation. Friends may call on Tuesday after 8:00 a.m. until service time at the Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe, Missouri. Memorial graveside services will be held at the Columbus City Cemetery; Columbus City, Iowa on Saturday, July 5, 2008 at 1:00 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Letha M. Johnson Memorial Fund and may be left at the funeral home or be mailed to the Lindley Funeral Home, P.O. Box 47, Chillicothe, Missouri 64601.


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