Mary Evelyn Johnson (83) peacefully passed away at home in Amarillo, TX at 1:08 a.m. on December 19, 2022.
She was born in Charleston, Missouri on January 7, 1939, to Elmer and Addie (Henson) Brothers. She was the stepdaughter of Eugene Champion.
Mary is survived by her husband, Billie (Bill) Eugene Johnson. Also surviving is her daughter and son-in-law, Kim and John Doggett of Amarillo, son and daughter-in-law, Richard, and Kelly (Boger) Johnson of Happy, TX, two beloved granddaughters, Cara and Hannah Doggett, and one absolutely adored great-grandson, Greyson Doggett all of Amarillo. She also leaves brothers, Robert Brothers (Laura) of Millersville, Missouri, and Edward Brothers (Carol) of Highland, Illinois, one sister, Kathryn Leible (Vernon) of Cape Girardeau, Missouri, and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Mary graduated from Sikeston High School in Sikeston, Missouri. On June 8th, 1958, she married the love of her life, Billie (Bill) Eugene Johnson in Sikeston, Missouri. She quickly found out what it was like to be an Air Force wife. No matter where they lived, Mary made a wonderful, loving home for her family. The Air Force took them to South Carolina, Texas, Alabama, Virginia, Iran, back to South Carolina before returning to Sikeston to be closer to family and friends. Mary said frequently, “Remember, home is where the Air Force sends you.”
While Bill was in the military, Mary was active in the NCO Wives Club, Eastern Star, and helped with her daughter’s Girl Scout Troop. After Bill retired, Mary became active in helping with Richard’s Boy Scout troop, and Eastern Star. They joined Wesley United Methodist Church, where she sang in the choir, taught Sunday School, held positions on the board, and helped with the annual Salad Luncheon fundraiser. She retired from Missouri Delta Community Medical Center as the Patient Accounts Manage in 1999. She continued to help the hospital by volunteering up until she and Bill moved to Amarillo, Texas to be closer to their family.
A casual, celebration of life will be held at Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home, 2800 Paramount Blvd, Amarillo, TX, 79106, on December 31st, 2022, from 3-5 p.m. Service will be at 3 followed by visitation until 5 p.m. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors 2800 Paramount Blvd. Amarillo, Texas 79109
Another celebration will be held for family and friends at Wesley United Methodist Church in Sikeston, Missouri to be announced sometime in the spring. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be sent to either the Shriners Children’s Hospital or St. Jude Children’s Hospital.
Please use this link to view the service: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qVnIcITn0t4