Karen K. Johnson, 75, of 3395 Salisbury Road, died Thursday November 17, 2022 at her home surrounded by her family. She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend.
For 49 years, Karen was married to Phillip A. Johnson whom she married on September 22, 1973.
Karen was born February 20, 1947 in Siren, WI, a daughter of the late Fredrick and Mae Morris Jones, and was a salutatorian for her high school class of 1965 at Faith Bible Academy in Missouri.
Member of the Ellery Baptist Church for over 40 years, where Karen served as church treasurer and Sunday school teacher. She also provided loving and caring child care for many children in her household from 1975 to 2020.
Together with her husband Phil, Karen created a home where love filled every corner. A nurturing soul, she had a gift for making everyone feel welcome and loved. It was beautiful to see the kindness that came during her illness in the form of cards, food, phone calls, notes, gifts and visits – proof of all the love she showered on others over a life well lived.
Karen loved being a mother and grandmother, and her wish was that her Heavenly Father’s love would be passed on to her children, grandchildren, and everyone she touched.
Besides her husband Phillip, three children remain: Michael (Dawn) Johnson of Bemus Point, and Derek (Heather) Johnson and Kathryn (John) Pawlikowski, both of Delhi, NY; seven much-loved grandchildren: Britney (Zack) Myers, Chelsey Holcomb and Dylan (Anna), Josiah (Shanna), Kayla, Seth and Ian Johnson; one sister, Judy (Darryl) Smock of Wisconsin; two brothers, Darryl (Debbie) Jones of Indiana and Fredrick (Marjie) Jones of South Carolina; and many beloved nieces, nephews and friends.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a sister, ShirLee Cruts.
The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, November 22 at the Ellery Baptist Church. Pastor Jeremy Maslin and Karen’s son, Pastor Derek Johnson will officiate. A private burial will be held at Bemus Point Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at Lind Funeral Home.
Memoirs can be made at the Hospital of Hope, Togo, Africa at www. abwe.org/hospital-hope.
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