Bernice Jean Johnson, affectionately called "Jeannie" by loved ones, age 79, passed with peace and love into the arms of our Lord on October 14, 2018, in Coffeyville, Kansas.
Jeannie is survived by her three sisters, Sharon Hiatt, of Hayden, Idaho, Janet Allred of Fallon, Nevada, and Jacki Jackson of Deport, Texas.
Jeannie was blessed with six children who were her most cherished accomplishment in life, Johnny and his wife Lisa Wilson and their four children and their four grandchildren of Irvine, California, Debbie Bond and her two children and her three grandchildren and her four-and-a-half great-grandchildren of Coffeyville, Kansas, Jeanette Gardener and her four children and eleven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren of Coffeyville, Kansas, Chet Wilson and his six children and his three-and-a-half grandchildren of Coffeyville, Kansas, Kristy and her husband Marcus Rawley and her three children and one grandchild, and Anna and her husband Darryl Cox and their three children and their four grandchildren of Coffeyville, Kansas.
Jeannie is preceded in death by her sister Judy Snow of Fallon, Nevada, the father of her precious children Leslie Lowell Wilson of Dearing, Kansas, and her great-granddaughter Amber of Coffeyville.
Jeannie was born on November 12, 1938 in Wyoming, to parents Richard Smith and Helena Marie Loudenslager. In 1968, Jeannie moved to Santa Ana, California and accepted a position as a communications expert at Allen-Tel. Jeannie was immensely proud of her hard work. Jeannie's experiences gave her a lifetime of gratification which helped her to inspire her children to work hard.
Jeannie was devoted to her family and God with a deep passion. Jeannie did not need much to make her smile. The time spent with her enormous family was the only gift that she truly needed out of life. Jeannie always strove to help family, friends, neighbors and even strangers with the same love and compassion that could only come from a person whose relationship with God was firmly intact. Jeannie is now at her new home with God. Jeannie will never be forgotten in the hearts of everyone who was blessed to have met her.
A memorial is scheduled for Friday, October 19, 2018 at 2:00pm at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel with a reception at Sleep Inn Hotel Conference Room immediately following the services. Chaplain Keith Springer with Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice will be officiating. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Jeannie's life. The family would like to thank all who knew Jeannie for outpouring of love and support in their time of grief. The family suggests memorials be made payable to the Tatman Cancer Center and they may be left in care of the Chapel. To leave the family a message of condolence, please visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com