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Dorothy Fae Johnson, 90, of O'Neill, died Tuesday, April 5, 2022 at Parkside Manor in Stuart.
Visitation was held Sunday, April 10, 2022, with a prayer service at Biglin's Mortuary in O'Neill.
Funeral services were held Monday, April 11, 2022 at First Presbyterian Church in O'Neill. Pastor Linda Lambert officiated.
Burial was in the O'Neill Cemetery in O'Neill.
Memorials may be made to the family for future designation.
Dorothy was born Feb. 10, 1932 in Orchard, to Fred and Hilda (Anson) Howard. The family lived on a farm near Venus and later moved to a farm northeast of Orchard.
She was baptized in the United Brethren Church in Orchard and later transferred membership to First Presbyterian Church in O'Neill.
Dorothy attended rural School District 44 in Knox County and later District 57 in Antelope County. She attended high school in Orchard, graduating in 1949. She then attended college at Wayne and taught rural school in Antelope County for three years.
Dorothy met Walter Johnson at a dance in Verdigre and they later married on May 22, 1952 in Orchard. To this union four daughters were born Linda, Debra, Diane and Janet.
The family moved to their farm north of Page in 1956. Her life was filled with raising her daughters and helping her husband on the farm. No one left her dinner table hungry. She lived on the family farm until moving with her husband to O'Neill in 2001.
Dorothy was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in O'Neill, the Page American Legion Auxiliary 315 since 1964 and the Eastside Kountry Klub since 1968.
Dorothy is survived by her husband of nearly 70 years Walter Johnson of O'Neill; four daughters Linda Duncan of Wellsburg, WV, Debra (Brian) Stevens of Page, Diane (Curt) Gotschall of Stuart and Janet (Jeff Bauer) Johnson of Norfolk; 10 grandchildren Clesta Stevens, Jeremy (Heidi) Stevens, Paige (Donnie) Taylor, Chareen (Ryan) Church, Megan Gotschall (Tyler Butterfield), Trevor (Tiffany) Gotschall, Jon (Cary) Gotschall, Marie (Robert) Bombeck, Anna Bauer (Coleman Jackson) and Kaitlyn Bauer; 12 great-grandchildren; one sister Hazel Miller of Fremont; two brothers-in-law Clayton Johnson of O'Neill and Don Calkins of Lincoln; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one son-in-law Robert Duncan, two brothers and an infant sister. 15
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