Dorothy Maxine Johnson, 84, of Gardner, Kan., passed away Jan. 2, 2012 at her home.
Dorothy was born Feb. 19, 1927 in Dunnigan, Mo. to Jacob and Ethel Wilma (Martin) Ray. She grew up in Excelsior Springs, Mo. and in California.
Dorothy married Kenneth W. Johnson, Sr. on Jan. 12, 1962 in Kansas City, Kan. They moved to Gardner in 1970.
She was a homemaker and enjoyed sewing and cooking. She loved her family and will be dearly missed by family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Kenneth, and a sister.
Dorothy is survived by children Glenda Shimek of Ottawa, Kan., Sharon Dittmer of East Peoria, Ill., Richard Griffitts of Gardner, Mary McMillen of California, Marilyn Bennet of Nebraska, Bill Wall of Independence, Mo., and Ken Johnson, Jr. of Gardner; 14 grandchildren and many great grandchildren.
Cremation. Arrangements: Bruce Funeral Home, Gardner, KS, (913)856-7111. Condolences may be left at