Laura M. Johnson, born July 4th, 1927 to Joseph S. and Ruby E. Winkler.
Baptized in Christ September 11, 1927 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1700 Westport Rd, Kansas City, MO. Married Vernon R. Johnson 6/18/1947. She loved only one man, Vernon, and treasured him always. They celebrated 64 years of marriage before Vernon’s death in 2012.
Died in Christ 02/08/2022.
Survived by daughter Cindy Cone and husband Ron Cone and son Roger Johnson and wife Julie Johnson; Grandchildren: Cheryl Finch, Patrick Cone, Owen Johnson and Bart Johnson; and Great Grandchildren: Terran Blake, Kerstyn Finch, Corbin Finch, Morgan Finch, and Austin Cone.
Laura had a varied work career. Laura had a very developed talent for shorthand writing. She used this skill as a secretary for various employers. When Vernon and Laura lived in Concordia, KS she worked for a local lawyer. When back in Kansas City she worked for an executive at the Fairfax Auto Plant. Her longest-term job was at Alpha Delta Kappa (ADK) Honorary Teachers Sorority as the Executive Secretary to the Founder, Agnes Robertson.
Her volunteer interests changed over time. She was very active as a Girl Scout Leader, Church volunteer, and she volunteered for many years at Top Drawer in Leawood, KS. After she retired from ADK she volunteered at Trinity Lutheran Hospital with her beloved husband Vernon Johnson and at Baptist-Lutheran Hospital. Laura and Vernon were members of Sunflower Squares Square Dancing Club and The Prairie Dogs Camping Club, and camped with the group for many years.
Those that knew her, knew her as a servant, one that helped. Laura and Vernon’s generosity is known to the many they helped over the years.
She always kept her faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and knew her Lord and Savior.
A parting document she made included these words:
“The legacy we have tried to leave is one of faith in our Lord, his goodness and grace and a desire to have contributed something of value to the rest of the human race. Perhaps my time seemed all too brief; don’t lengthen it now with undue grief. Lift up your heart and share with me. God wanted me now, He set me free.”
Contributions may be made to Bethany Lutheran School or Bethany Lutheran Church Pastor’s Mercy Fund.