Pharos-Tribune

Breaking News

Obituaries

December 6, 2012

Ned R. Johnson

GALVESTON — Ned R. Johnson, 88, Galveston, went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, at St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis.    

Born Nov. 29, 1924 in Howard County to Frank and Florence (Downhour) Johnson. His mother died in 1926 and he was raised by his foster parents Sam and Marie (Johnson) Sprinkle, uncle and aunt.    

He married his wife Betty (Foy) Johnson, who survives, on May 22, 1945, in Columbia City.    

Ned owned and operated Johnson’s Service Station in Galveston for 40 years and retired Dec. 16, 1989.

He graduated from Galveston High School in 1942 and attended Purdue University following WW II.

Ned is affiliated with Galveston United Methodist Church, Walton American Legion Post 418, Submarine Veteran of WWII and former member of Galveston Lions club, and served on the Galveston Volunteer Fire Deptartment. He was a member of Galveston Masonic Lodge No. 244 F&AM.

He enjoyed golf and bowling.

He joined the Navy in 1943 serving on the USS Rock in the submarine service in the south pacific theater.

In 1946 Ned and Betty moved to Galveston and lived in the same house they currently live in today. He was an excellent mechanic and was a well respected businessman in the community for over 40 years. He was a mentor to the young men whom he employed and taught the trade to his son Kent who worked along side him for many years. The last 15 years Ned and Betty Wintered in Sebring, Fla. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and uncle.

Survivors include wife, Betty J. Johnson, Galveston, daughter, Carole L. (John) Hardy, Walton, son Kent R. (Suzi) Johnson, Galveston, daughter, Connie L. (Larry) Crabtree, Muncie, grandchildren, Lisa (Lance) Brand, Muncie, Ryan (Amber) Crabtree, Hartford City, Susan (Rob) Mohrland, Riverview, Fla., Scott Hardy, Walton, Angie Padilla and companion Brent Hensley, Walton, Jill Johnson, Galveston, Melanie (Brandon) Kelly, Walton, great-grandchildren, Tyler, Katherine, and Riley Brand, Charlie Crabtree, Caden, Caris and Cameron Mohrland, Tristen Padilla, McKenzie Kelly, brother Fred Johnson, Sheffield, Ala., and sister-in-law Irma Wilson, Peoria, Ariz.

He was preceded in death by his parents, foster parents, brother, Delbert Johnson and granddaughter, Sara Johnson.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Galveston United Methodist Church with the Rev. Roy E. Ice officiating.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Galveston United Methodist Church and one hour before service time on Saturday. Burial will be at the Galveston Cemetery.

Memorials can be made at Galveston United Methodist Church or the Galveston Volunteer Fire Department.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.murrayweaverfuneralhome.com.

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Obituaries
  • Helen G. Simmerman CAMDEN — Helen G. Simmerman, 94, Camden, passed away at 1 p.m. Friday, July 25, 2014, at St. Elizabeth Healthcare Center in Delphi.She was born July 31, 1919, in White County, to Fred and Doris Goodin DeWitt. She graduated from Wolcott High School in

    July 29, 2014

  • OBT-PT072914 Ballard.jpg Virginia H. Ballard INDIANAPOLIS — Virginia H. Ballard, 91, Indianapolis, passed away at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, July 26, 2014, in Community Hospital East, Indianapolis.Born March 11, 1923, in Logansport, Virginia was the daughter to the late Ernest R. and Jennie (Marchand)

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • OBT-PT072914 Smith Larry J. Smith FORT WAYNE — Larry J. Smith, 71, Fort Wayne, formerly of Logansport, passed away Thursday, July 24, 2014.He was born in Logansport, the son of the late Joe and Virginia (Grusenmeyer) Smith. He served his country in the Army during Vietnam. He worked

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • Max D. Beck YOUNG AMERICA — Max D. Beck, 88, Young America, passed away early Sunday morning, July 27, 2014, at his home.He was born Feb. 3, 1926, in Cass County, to Dell E. and Muriel (Gish) Beck. On June 8, 1947, in Center U.B. Church, he married Eldonna A. Bu

    July 29, 2014

  • Frances Juanita Bookwalter PERU — Frances Juanita Bookwalter, 93, Peru, passed away Sunday, July 27, 2014, at Howard Regional Health Campus, Kokomo.Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at McClain Funeral Home, Denver, with the Rev. J. Robert Clark and the Rev. Catherine Ko

    July 29, 2014

  • James E. Young ROANN – James E. Young, 78, rural Roann, passed away at 11:37 p.m. Saturday, July 26, 2014, at his residence.Services are 11 a.m. Friday, with one hour visitation prior to service, at Hartzler Funeral Home, 305 W. Rochester St., Akron, with Pastor Th

    July 29, 2014

  • Debra K. Hardacre MACY — Debra K. Hardacre, 54, Macy, Nyona Lake, passed away at 4:15 a.m. Monday, July 28, 2014, at her residence.Funeral services will be noon Wednesday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. George Hapner officiating. Burial will

    July 29, 2014

  • Patricia J. “Pat” Thomas BUFFALO — Patricia J. “Pat” Thomas, 90, Buffalo, passed away on Sunday, July 27, 2014, at St. Elizabeth East Hospital in Lafayette.The funeral service will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Miller – Roscka Funeral Home, Monticello. Burial will follow in Memory

    July 29, 2014

  • Dorothy M. Gast Dorothy M. Gast, 101, Logansport, passed away Friday, July 25, 2014, at Miller’s Merry Manor, Logansport.A celebration of life will be 2 p.m. today at Gundrum Funeral Home. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery.Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until th

    July 29, 2014

  • Mary C. Hopkins Mary C. Hopkins, 75, Lafayette, died at 7:25 a.m. Friday, July 25, 2014, at her residence. Celebration of life services will be 1 p.m. at Kossuth Street Baptist Church in Lafayette. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the time of service, with Past

    July 28, 2014

Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Poll

Should grocery and convenience stores be allowed to sell cold beer?

Yes
No
Unsure
     View Results
Featured Ads
AP Video
US Ready to Slap New Sanctions on Russia Kerry: Not Worried About Israeli Criticism Boater Rescued From Edge of Kentucky Dam Girl Struck by Plane on Florida Beach Dies Rodents Rampant in Gardens Around Louvre House to Vote on Slimmed-down Bill for Border Looming Demand Could Undercut Flight Safety Raw: 2 Shells Hit Fuel Tank at Gaza Power Plant Raw: Massive Explosions From Airstrikes in Gaza Giant Ketchup Bottle Water Tower Up for Sale Easier Nuclear Construction Promises Fall Short Kerry: Humanitarian Cease-fire Efforts Continue Raw: Corruption Trial Begins for Former Va Gov. The Carbon Trap: US Exports Global Warming Traditional African Dishes Teach Healthy Eating
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.