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Glenn Johnson

Glenn Edwin Johnson, 85, passed away on March 3, 2020 in Camdenton, Missouri.  He was born on August 23, 1934 in Ringgold County, IA to Wayne and Bessie (Stanley) Johnson.  He spent his younger years south of Mount Ayr, IA and graduated from Mount Ayr High School.

Glenn served in the U.S. Army from 1955 to 1957 in Communications.  After exiting the Army, he attended a technical school for TV repair in Des Moines.  He married Kathryn “Ruth” Johnson in 1960 and they resided in NE Oregon.  He worked as a TV Repair Technician until he transferred to Emporia, KS to become Manager of Cablevision.  After his retirement, he and Ruth traveled until her passing in 2003.

Glenn then moved to Camdenton, MO where he married Janice (Hartlein) Downey in 2012.  Glenn and Janice spent 8 wonderful years traveling and sharing their lives together.

Glenn was preceded in death by parents Wayne and Bessie (Stanley) Johnson and first wife, Kathryn “Ruth” (Downey) Johnson. 

He is survived by his brother Lloyd and Muriel (Stephens) Johnson, Mt Ayr, IA; second wife Janice (Hartlein) Downey, Camdenton, MO; daughter Tammy (Johnson) and Curtis Plowman, Wichita, KS; step-son Keith Patterson, Osage Beach, MO; step-daughter Cheryl Bishop and Rick Russell, Kingsville, MO; grandchildren Lauren and Jordan Plowman, Wichita, KS, Austin and Ryan Bishop, Riley Russell of Kingsville, MO along with many nieces, nephews and extended family members.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are to the Share the Harvest Food Pantry, 689 N, MO-7, Camdenton, MO 65020

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RIP Uncle Glenn from Sean Downey, Robby Howard, and Becky Howard and Linda Downey (Independence,MO)

Linda Downey Mar 6 2020 12:00 AM

Glenn, we will miss you at our family reunions. It was so good to get to know you and Janice better during our reunions in the Omaris. You will be missed.

Beverly Epps Mar 5 2020 12:00 AM