Obituary of Martha Louise Johnson
Martha Louise (Millam) Johnson, 91, formerly of Osceola, Missouri and Kansas City, MO, passed away Thursday afternoon, October 17, 2019 at the Laurie Care Center in Laurie, MO.
She was born October 29, 1927 in Lowry City, MO, the daughter of Rolla Millam and Beulah Faye (Akers) Millam. She married Richard Charles Johnson on July 12, 1948. He preceded her in death on December 16, 2009.
Martha was a proud homemaker for her husband and two daughters. The main focus of Martha’s life was her family. She also worked part time in the school cafeteria and volunteered for neighborhood projects and her daughters activities. She was a member of the Baptist faith. She enjoyed nature, taking walks in the woods and listening to the birds and various sounds of nature. Martha was an avid gardener; she loved flowers and always had fruitful gardens. She was a talented embroiderer, as family and friends still use and enjoy her handiwork.
Surviving are her daughter, Cindi Elli and husband John, Sunrise Beach, MO; one grandson, Ryan Bieberly, Kansas City, MO; one great-grandson, Quinn Bieberly, Kansas City, MO; two sisters, Mary Stober, Sedalia, MO and Delores Pogue and her husband Edwin, Clinton, MO; three sisters-in-law, Kathryn Millam, Raytown, MO, Donna Millam, Clinton, MO and Millie Johnson, Marshfield, MO; a host of loving nieces and nephews; and long-time friend and caregiver, Karen Preis, Republic, MO.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Linda Leslie on March 19, 2013; three sisters, Alice McGrann, Neva Goodman and Opal Bennett; and two brothers, Raymond Millam and George Millam.
Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at the Bradley & Hadley Funeral Home, Clinton. The family will receive friends from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m., just prior to the funeral service. Interment will be at 2:30 p.m. at the Lowry City Cemetery, Lowry City, MO. The family suggests memorial contributions to Lake Regional Hospice, and these donations may be left in care of the funeral home.