OTTUMWA — Claire Yvonne Johnson, 82, formerly of 18890 Highway 34, died at 6:05 a.m. August 11, 2013, at Hospice House.
She was born July 6, 1931, in Coatsville, Mo., to Leon and Mary Moore Childs. She married Ray Johnson on July 5, 1953.
She was a graduate of Ottumwa High School in 1949.
Claire was a member of Blakesburg Christian Church, Christian Women's Fellowship at her church and the 40's Club. She enjoyed sewing and quilting.
Surviving are her husband, Ray; two daughters, Debra (Alan) Pilcher and Nancy (Doug) Mathias, both of Ottumwa; a son, Dennis (Jackie) Johnson of Urbandale; nine grandchildren, including Steven Johnson, who was raised in the home, Eric, Brandon, April, Ashley, Kevin, Travis, Stefanie and Megan; and 10 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Becky Monohon; a sister, Yolanda Osteen and a brother, Bobbie Tharp.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Today at Reece Funeral Home with Rev. James H. Wakelin officiating. Burial will be in Shaul Cemetery.
Visitation was held Monday at Reece Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Hospice serving Wapello & Davis Counties, 927 E. Pennsylvania Ottumwa, Iowa 52501 or Alzheimer's Assoc. for Research.