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Bertha Johnson

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

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Bertha Johnson
Bertha Aline Johnson passed away Sunday, April 5, 2009, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau, Mo. She was born Aug. 22, 1921, in White Oak, Mo., the third of eight children born to James R. and Bertha Goldsmith Johnson. She was preceded in death by four brothers and two sisters. She is survived by one brother, Ronald Johnson, of Metairie, La., and several nephews, nieces and many, many friends.

She was a high school teacher for more than 40 years in Illinois and St. Louis County, Mo. She taught courses in typing, shorthand and bookkeeping.

Aline loved the arts, music and paintings and was a great fan of Dixieland music. She also loved to travel visiting many friends. She was proud of having planted an acorn from a live oak tree that she picked up at the world famous Live Oak Plantation. Aline potted the acorn in St. Louis that grew until it was transplanted to Metairie, La. She loved to visit and sit under her tree that she was so proud of.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, April 10, in the Stanfield Cemetery near Clarkton, Mo., with Rev. Gary Carter officiating.

McDaniel Funeral Home of Kennett is in charge of arrangements.