Ruth L. Johnson, age 79, of El Dorado Springs, Missouri, departed this life on May 1, 2011, at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, Missouri. She was born at Rich Hill, Missouri, on January 12, 1932, the daughter of Harold E. Hobson and Vesta (Blake) Hobson.
Ruth was united in marriage to Adrian L. Johnson on June 26, 1961. He preceded her in death in 2006.
Survivors include: two step-sons, Charles Johnson of Kansas City, Missouri, and Carl Johnson and wife Carla of Winfield, Kansas; five grandchildren; two great grandsons; three sisters, Betty Debler of El Dorado Springs, Misouri, Reba Finkler of Raymore, Missouri, and Shirley Dale of Butler, Missouri; a host of nieces and nephews; and a special friend, her dog “Punkin.”
Ruthie, as she was commonly called, was a true friend, ready to help a friend in need. She was an avid cook and loved sewing and gardening, especially her flowers. She will be greatly missed by everyone who knew her.
Graveside services for Ruth Johnson will be held Thursday, May 5, 2011, at 10:00 a.m. at Clintonville Cemetery with Rev. Brent Bland officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home.