OBITUARY ~ LOIS ELAINE (DEEMER) JOHNSON
August 17, 1934 ~ October 24, 2011
Lois Elaine JOHNSON was born August 17, 1934 to Albert and Eva (WADDEL) DEEMER on a farm south of Kellerton, Iowa. She
passed away at age 77 on Monday, October 24, 2011 at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa of complications
from heart valve surgery.
Lois was raised on a farm south of Mount Ayr and was the second of four girls. Lois attended country school and had many
memories of those days riding the horse with her sister, Dee, to school. Lois attended high school in Mount Ayr,
graduating in 1953.
On August 16, 1953, Lois married her high school sweetheart, Kenneth JOHNSON, at the Mount Ayr United Methodist Church.
Lois was proud of her home and family; raising two children Terri and Kevin. Lois loved spending time with her
grandchildren Justin & Chanelle Cole, John and William Kibler. Lois and her family traveled to many places for vacations
such as California, Yellowstone National Park, Utah, the Rocky Mountains, South Dakota, Ohio, Niagara Falls, Washington
DC, Miami Beach, Nassau, Hawaii, Las Vegas, and Branson, Missouri.
Lois worked for several years at Willey's Plumbing in Mount Ayr for Ron & Nancy WILLEY. Lois and Kenny enjoyed spending
time dancing several times a week with friends and formed a special bond among them all.
Lois was preceded in death by her parents Albert and Eva DEEMER; parents-in-law Orlo and Esther JOHNSON; son-in-law Dick
Cole; sister Laverne (Dee) KAUS; and brothers-in-law Neil KIDNEY and Bill JOHNSON.
Survivors include her loving husband Kenneth Johnson of Mount Ayr; children Terri COLE & special friend Mike Kempton of
Mount Ayr and Kevin JOHNSON & wife Gina of Hoffman Estates, IL; grandchildren Justin COLE & wife Chanelle of Mount Ayr,
John KIBLER and William KIBLER both of Hoffman Estates, IL; sisters Alberta Joyce SMITH & husband Max of Mount Ayr and
Pamela HECKATHORN of Fountain Hills, Arizona; brothers-in-law Neil KAUS of Rainey River, Canada, Carroll JOHNSON & wife
Beverly of Urbandale, IA and Theron JOHNSON & wife Marilyn of Delphos, IA; sister-in-law Lois JOHNSON of Mount Ayr;
nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends.
A memorial fund has been established in her name to be decided later.
Services were held on October 28 at 10:30 AM, Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home of Mount Ayr. Interment was made at
Rose Hill Cemetery, Mount Ayr.
Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home of Mount Ayr was in charge of arrangements.
Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, March of 2012
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