Bessie Johnson

Tuesday, January 8, 2002

SIKESTON, Mo. -- Bessie B. Johnson, 88, of Sikeston died Sunday, Jan. 6, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center.

She was born Dec. 31, 1913, in Sikeston, daughter of Clarence and Edith Schaffer Curtner. She and Amos Johnson were married March 7, 1930, in New Madrid, Mo. He died Jan. 3, 1981.

Johnson was a member of Old Bethel Baptist Church.

Survivors include four sons, the Rev. Amos Johnson, Donnie and Ronnie Johnson, all of Sikeston, Terry Johnson of Benton, Mo.; five daughters, Evelyn Limbaugh, Lois Kirk, Geneva Jones and Linda McClain, all of Sikeston, Joyce Holmes of Hardin, Ky.; three brothers, Don Curtner of Taylorville, Ill., C.R. Curtner of Jackson, Mo., Larry Curtner of Sikeston; a sister, Glenda Ables of Rogersville, Mo.; 22 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, three grandchildren, three brothers, and a sister.

Friends may call at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel from 5-8 p.m. today.

Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the chapel, with the Revs. Amos Johnson, Steve Vester and Steve Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.