The Ottumwa Courier

January 31, 2013

Wilda Mae Johnson, 95, Bloomfield


BLOOMFIELD — Wilda Mae Johnson, 95, of Chariton, formerly of Bloomfield, died Jan. 27, 2013, at the Legacy Lodge in Chariton. 

She was born Sept. 17, 1917, in Schuyler County, Mo., to James E. and Martha L. Gosser Graves. She married Kendall G. Johnson May 20, 1939, in Moulton. He preceded her in death March 26, 2004. 

Wilda taught school in rural Davis County and was a homemaker. She was a member of the Orleans Church of Christ and the Ladies Farm Bureau. She had been a resident of Chariton since 2003.

She is survived by a son, Charles (Janette) Johnson of Centralia, Mo.; five daughters, Janice (Dean) Avery of Bloomfield, Karen (Jeff) Kornegay of Thayer, Mo., Rowena (Mark) Richey of Oskaloosa, Regina (Richard) Schick of Yellville, Ark., and Kristin (Dave) Tyree of Chariton; 28 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; a brother, James Graves of Hot Springs Village, Ark.; and a sister, Madeline McNair of Conrad.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two daughters, Jennie Fagen and Sherill Cradic; a brother, J.D. Graves; and a sister, Viva Marie Graves.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday at the Orleans Church of Christ in Appanoose County; with Pastor Jerry Weller officiating. Burial will be at the Johnson Cemetery in Davis County. 

Visitation will begin after 9 a.m. today, with the family present to greet friends from 5-7 p.m. at the Wagler Funeral Home in Bloomfield. 

A memorial has been established to the Sharon Bluff Bible Camp. 

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