Helen May Johnson, age 87, Pleasanton, Kansas passed away on Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at the Residencies of Pleasanton. She was born on July 17, 1929 in Pueblo, Colorado the daughter of Thomas Benton and Lucy J. Wyland Kramer. Helen spent her early years in Colorado until moving with her family to Pleasanton, Kansas where she graduated from Pleasanton High School in the Class of 1948. She married Perry Johnson on October 24, 1948 in Pleasanton, Kansas. The two resided in the Green Valley area of Linn County where their children were born. She worked for a time at Braemoor''s Sewing Factory, was a member of the Pleasanton First Christian Church, and the ILGWU. Her family and church continued to give her joy and strength through the years. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Perry, a brother, Thomas Kramer, a sister, Dorothy Kramer Williamson Gurney and a son in law Bill Morrisey. Helen is survived by her four children: Judy Patterson and husband Jim, Larry Johnson and wife Cindy, Dorothy Stuart and husband Tom, and Janet Morrisey, eight grand and seven great grandchildren.
Funeral service will be held at 11 am Monday, August 8, 2106 at the Pleasanton First Christian Church. Burial will be in the Pleasanton Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 10 am to service time at the church. Contributions are suggested to the Residencies, Christian Church or Crossroads Hospice. On line condolences can be left at www.schneiderfunerals.com. Arrangements: Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, Pleasanton, Kansas.