Barbara G. "Bobbee" Johnson passed away at South Wind Hospice House on Sept. 18, 2013. She was born on the family farm north of St. John on May 25, 1922, to Elmer J. and Violet Holmes Hahn. She was a graduate of St. John High School and the University of Kansas. She also attended Cottey College in Nevada, Mo., for one year. She joined the Delta Gamma sorority while attending KU. She met her husband, Harry W. Johnson, at KU while both majored in music education. They were married Jan. 23, 1944, in St. John.
She made her home in St. John for most of her life. She was an active member of P.E.O. Chapter A C since 1946, member of St. John United Methodist Church, participated in several bridge clubs and played golf. She was an avid KU sports fan and stayed up late many nights watching KU basketball. She was artistic and creative, using her talents to plan club meetings and family gatherings. She was a fantastic cook, knitter, seamstress, and thimble collector. She always had a positive attitude and a quiet demeanor.
She is survived by her husband of 69 years, Harry W. Johnson. Surviving children include: Marcia (Dan) Suiter, Pratt, Tom (Betty) Johnson, Topeka, Nancy (Charles) Batchelder, Highland, and Todd (Sally) Johnson, LaCygne; brother, Randy (Carol) Hahn, Sioux Falls, S.D.; sisters, Phoebe Hansen, Aurora, Colo., and Bonnie (F.D.) Houser, San Antonio, Texas; grandchildren, Brent Suiter, Seattle, Wash., Beatty (Amy) Suiter, Overland Park, Mindy (Greg) Ruff, Leavenworth, Matt Johnson, Olathe, Megan (Zach) Haddock, Shawnee, Cate (Chris Muellerleile) Batchelder, Chicago, Ill., Hadley Johnson, Kansas City, Mo., Andy (Natalia Bracarense) Johnson, Chicago, Whitney (Derick Davis) Johnson, Miami, Fla.; 10 great grandchildren, Emily, Sydney, and Audrey Suiter, Mason and Gillian Ruff, Kamryn, J.T., and Lane Johnson, Garrett and Charlie Haddock.
She was preceded in death by her son, Tim Johnson.
The service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at the St. John United Methodist Church. Visitation will be held Friday, 1-7 p.m., with the family greeting from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Minnis Chapel, St. John.
Memorials have been established with the St. John Methodist Church and South Wind Hospice and may be sent to the Minnis Chapel, P.O. Box 34, St. John, KS.