Obituary: Mary Elizabeth Johnson

Submitted by Cheney Witt Funeral Home

Mary Elizabeth Johnson, age 78, former resident of Fort Scott and more recently of Kansas City, Mo., died, Wednesday, November 8, 2017, at the Highland Rehabilitation and Health Care Center.

She was born, August 25, 1939, in Ghent, N.Y., the Daughter of Nathaniel Johnson and Marion Gangloff Johnson. Mary was an LPN and worked in Hospitals in Kansas and Missouri, later Mary and her daughter had a house cleaning business. She was Member of the Community Christian Church and went on a Mission trip to Mexico. She loved to socialize and spend time with her family. Mary enjoyed reading, helping others, crocheting and watching animals.

Survivors include her daughter, Andrea Thebo and husband Richard of Kansas City, Mo.; a son Scott Nolan; grandson Jeremy Gagnon, I, and Wife Diana; great-grandson, Jeremy Gagnon, II; two brothers, Arthur Johnson of Rutland, Vt., and Cassius Johnson of Pittsfield, Mass.; a sister Peggy Fargo of Virginia; she was preceded in death by her parents.

There was cremation. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m., Monday, November 13, 2017, at the Carriage house.  Memorials are suggested to the Mary Johnson Memorial Fund and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, P.O. Box 347, 201 S. Main, Fort Scott, KS 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at

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