Katherine Francis Johns-Johnson, 83 years of age, passed on Tuesday June 4, 2019 at Riverbend Post-Acute Rehabilitation Nursing Home Center in Kansas City, Kansas.
Katherine F. Johns-Johnson was born April 12, 1936 in Kansas City, Kansas, to the late John Henry Johnson and Leatha V. McAnderson-Johnson. She was the third born of four children, two of whom preceded her in death, brother, William Charles Johnson and sister, Johnnie Mae Harriet White; also preceding her in death were her grandparents, George Mayfield and Mallie Rosalee Allen. Katherine received her GED at Kansas City Kansas Community College.
Katherine was twice married. She bore eight children, Sheila Marie, Garry Maurice, Evelyn Louise, John Henry, Edith Mae, Kathleen Renee, Mayo Eugene and Maxie James. Katherine loved her family and was a devoted wife, mother and homemaker. She taught her children the importance of putting God first in their life and the meaning of love, patience and forgiveness-always thinking of others first, forever giving her last to anyone in need. “To know her was to love her.”
Katherine professed her faith in Christ as her Savior at an early age. She was a member of the “Church of Christ” located in Kansas City, Kansas. She was best known for her unconditional love and service to others. Katherine loved to read her bible, pray for others, spend time with family and friends, laugh and wear a smile. She was honest about her thoughts and feelings, so if you didn’t want to hear the truth, you didn’t ask.
She leaves to cherish her loving memory her sister, Olivia Ann Whitaker; eight children, Shelia Marie Johnson-Blakley (Frank); Garry Maurice Johnson (Marquida); Evelyn Louise Cannon-Sims of Portland, Oregon; John Henry Johns of St. Paul, Minnesota; Edith Mae Parrish (Jacques) of DeSoto, Texas; Kathleen Renee Freeman (Keith) of Plano, Texas; Mayo Eugene Johns (Sandy) and Maxie James Johns (Anna); 28 grandchildren; a host of great-grandchildren, nieces, nephew, cousins and friends.