Anna Lucille (Vanderpluym) Johnson was born in Ringgold County, Iowa on May 23, 1925 to Louis and Elizabeth (McManus) Vanderpluym. She joined two sisters Veldeva and Martena and brother Paul and later younger sister Frances.
Lucille attended country school Lincoln #2 through the 8th grade and then high school in Lenox, graduating in 1943.
She married Melvin Johnson and they made their home in Houston, Texas. Later moving back to Iowa to build their retirement home near Lehigh, Iowa. Lucille loved to be outdoors and enjoyed her flowers and watching the wildlife in their yard. Lucille and Melvin had many other hobbies and loved refinishing antiques.
Melvin passed away in 1981 and Lucille continued to live in their home until she came to Mount Ayr in May of 2017 to be closer to her nieces and nephews.
Lucille passed away at the Clearview Home in Mount Ayr on January 19, 2021. Graveside service will be held later in the Calvary Cemetery.
She was preceded in death by her husband Melvin; sisters Veldeva (Lewie) Morris, Martena (Burl) Mobley and Frances Ricker; brother Paul (Mary) Vanderpluym; niece Bea Ann Penn; nephews Jim Morris and Ron Mobley. Left to cherish her memory are brother-in-law Ted Ricker; many nieces, nephews and extended family.
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