Barbara L. Johnson
January 09, 1937 - August 29, 2020
Birthplace: Montgomery County, Iowa
Resided In: Rural Red Oak, Iowa

Visitation 9/11/2020
Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel

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Barbara Louise Johnson, age 83, of Red Oak, Iowa, passed away, Saturday, August 29, 2020 at the Jennie Edmundson Hospital in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Barbara was born January 9, 1937 in Montgomery County, Iowa, the daughter of Raymond and Elizabeth (Olson) Dado. She graduated from Coburg High School and was united in marriage to Wallace Johnson on April 14, 1956 in Red Oak, Iowa. Barbara was a homemaker who raised four children before starting her working career outside the home. Over the years, she worked for Union Carbide, Thos. D. Murphy Co., and Uniroyal/Parker Hannifin retiring after 24 years. She was a very active member of the First Covenant Church and the Covenant Women. Barbara enjoyed sewing, quilting, crocheting, gardening, canning, tending her flowers, and being outdoors. Her favorite past time was spending time with her grandchildren and family.

Preceding her in death were her parents; husband, Wallace; brother, Robert Dado; and great grandson, Daniel Williams. Survivors include her children: Tony Johnson and wife Delores of Red Oak; Jay Johnson and wife Shelia of Villisca, IA; Debra Williams and husband Curt of Republic, MO; and Mary Bonham and husband Mark of Olathe, KS; 6 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; 2 great great grandchildren; sister: Katharine Reddick of Independence, MO; Joan Englin of Alexandria, MN; and Susan Prock and husband Dennis of Kingsville, MO; brothers: Richard Dado and wife Pam of Duluth, MN and Ralph Dado of Red Oak; and many other relatives and friends.

A private family graveside service will be held at Evergreen Cemetery. There will be open viewing and visitation from Noon until 7 PM on Friday, September 11, 2020 at the Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel. Memorials are suggested to the First Covenant Church.

Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.


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Red Oak, Iowa 51566
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