Frances Evalyn Johnson Oct. 17, 1916 – Dec. 28, 2017

      Frances Evalyn Johnson was born on Oct. 17, 1916 to the late Robert Edwin and Frances Pearle (Saunders) Ledbetter in Montgomery, Ala. She attended and graduated from Sidney Lanier High School in Montgomery. After high school, she attended Huntington College also in Montgomery, graduating in the Class of 1938. In 1939, she traveled to Europe for the Baptist World Alliance Meeting in Zurich, Switzerland and toured six other European countries. In 1939, she graduated with a Master’s Degree from Peabody Teacher’s College (part of Vanderbilt Univeristy) in Nashville, Tenn.

      On Dec. 19, 1943, she was united in marriage to Maynard E. Johnson of Albert City whom she met in Clarksville, Tenn. during WWII. After the war, they lived in Albert City for over forty years where they operated Johnson Hardware and Implement and Albert City Mfg. Co. To this union, five children were born.

      As a youth, Evalyn was a member of the First Baptist Church in Montgomery. During her years in Iowa, she served her Lord at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Albert City, and lastly at the Monticello Baptist Church in Monticello.

      Several years ago, Evalyn moved to Windom, Minn. to be closer to her son, Woody and his family and enjoyed her time there. She passed away on Thursday morning, Dec. 28, 2017, at the Good Samaritan Society Sogge Memorial in Windom at the age of 101 years.

      Evalyn is survived by her five children, Woody (Tary) Johnson of Windom; Kris (Pete) Dunn of Parker, Colo.; Chuck (Michelle) Johnson of Buena Vista, Colo; Bud (Georgia) Johnson of Monticello; Chip (Kendra) Johnson of Ripon, Wis.; 23 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

      Besides her parents, Evalyn was preceded in death by her husband, Maynard E. Johnson; and one brother, Ed Ledbetter.

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