Johnson, age 89, of Chesterton, IN passed away on April 8, 2019.
She was born on
March 11, 1930, in Michigan City, IN, to Grover and Mary Catherine (Combs)
Velma is survived
by her son, James (Patty) Johnson; daughters, Judith (Don) Tharp and Janet
(Joe) Wagner; nine grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren and eight
She was preceded in
death by her parents; her husband, Herbert Johnson and 15 brothers and
Velma was active in
many church functions like the TLC-Ladies Bible Study and did charity work
in Texas through the school system. She enjoyed playing Pinochle and
Cribbage. She loved traveling with her husband of almost 70 years and
especially their time they spent in retirement in Texas. She was a loving
wife, mother and grandmother and will be deeply missed.
will be held on Friday, April 12, 2019, at 7:00 p.m., at Edmonds & Evans
Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, IN 46304 with Pastor Allen Wright
Visitation will be
held on Friday, April 12, 2019, from 5:00 p.m. until time of service at 7:00
p.m., at the funeral home.
Donations may be
made in Velma’s name to: The American Cancer Society, 5635 W. 96th Street,
Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46278.
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