Obituary of Ralph Johnson

Ralph F. Johnson, Sr., age 98, a resident of Ft. Scott, Kansas, passed away Sunday, July 19, 2020, at the Medicalodge of Ft. Scott.

He was born August 24, 1921, in Drumright, Oklahoma, the son of Perry L. Johnson and Ethel M. Coffman Johnson.  Ralph graduated from the Mildred High School with the Class of 1940.

He married Dorothy L. Williams on March 14, 1941, at Iola, Kansas.  Ralph served with the United States Navy during World War II.

He later worked for twenty-eight years for Johnston Pump where he served as sales manager.

Ralph was a life member of the Bronson Masonic Lodge.


Survivors include his three children, Connie Cherrybone, of Odessa, Texas; Ralph F. Johnson, Jr. and wife, Kathy, of Ft. Collins, Colorado and Gerald Johnson and wife, Sherrie, of Loveland, Colorado and nine grandchildren.  Also surviving are two sisters, Mary Mefford of Ft. Scott, Kansas, Jean Decker, of Bronson, Kansas and Terry Joe Johnson, of Iola, Kansas.

Ralph’s wife, Dorothy, preceded him in death on February 12, 2000.  He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Cynthia Wisdom, three brothers, Gilbert Johnson, Perry Johnson and Paul Johnson and three sisters, Betty Clayton, Shirley Bolan and Pat Dawson.


Graveside services will be held at 10:30 A.M. Tuesday, July 28th at the Bronson Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, Ft. Scott, Kansas.  Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at

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