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Obituary: Bess Miller Johnson, 97, Greensburg, KY

Mrs. Johnson was a native of Illinois. She was a member of the Greensburg Presbyterian Church, and was a farmer
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Mrs. Bess Miller Johnson of Greensburg, KY departed this life on Tuesday, March 31, 2009 at the Golden Living Center-Green Hill. She was 97 years, five months and nine days of age.

The funeral services for Mrs. Bess Miller Johnson will be conducted at 11:00amCT, Thursday, April 2, 2009, at the Greensburg Presbyterian Church with cremation to follow and ashes to be spread at the Lutheran Cemetery, New Windsor, IL. Rev. Charlie Taylor will be officiating.

She was born on October 22, 1911 in Berwick, IL, the daughter of the late Walter E. Miller and Daisy Dial Miller.

She had made a profession of faith in Christ and was a member of the Greensburg Presbyterian Church.

She graduated from Abingdon High School in Illinois and attended Cottey College in Nevada, Missouri. She was a former member of DOR in Abingdon, IL; the society for Mayflower Descendants, a member of the PEO Sisterhood since 1934, and at the time of death a member of Chapter CA in Green Valley, AZ, and was also a farmer.

She united in marriage to Walter B. Johnson on December 30, 1954 who preceded her in death on August 25, 1986.

She was also preceded in death by a sister: Geraldine Lewis; three brothers: William Miller, Wayne Miller and Keith Miller; a niece: Ann Lewis Griffiths; and a nephew: William Weasy Lewis.

Survivors include a niece: Ruth Lewis Derrick of Greensburg; several great-nieces, great-nephews, a host of friends, family and church family.

Memorials are suggested to the Greensburg Presbyterian Church, which can be made at the funeral home.

Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home, 206 S Main ST, Greensburg, KY 42743, Phone (270) 932-4271 is in charge of the funeral arrangements. For online condolences log onto:

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Bess Miller Johnson (October 22, 1911 - March 31, 2009)

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