Helen Johnson

Thursday, September 15, 2005

COBDEN, Ill. -- Helen Mae Johnson, 80, of Cobden died Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2005, at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale, Ill., from injuries received in an automobile accident in Carbondale.

She was born Feb. 8, 1925, in Anna, daughter of Roy and Maggie Boyd Roach. She and Floyd Johnson were married Feb. 24, 1940, in Charleston, Mo.

Johnson attended House of Prayer Tabernacle Church in Cape Girardeau.

Survivors include her husband; two daughters, Barbara Johnson of Cobden, Kristy Johnson of Murphysboro, Ill.; a son, Ronald Johnson of Sandusky, Ill.; two brothers, Kenneth Roach of Jonesboro, Jack Roach of Anna, Ill.; two sisters, Geraldine Forrester of Lancaster, Pa., Mary Lou Bridges of Cape Girardeau; six grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son. A granddaughter, Kamryn Elizabeth Lee, 2, was also killed in the accident.

Friends may call at Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home, with Joe Hefflin and the Rev. Robert Goins officiating. Burial will be in McGinnis Cemetery.