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Betty Johnson

October 19, 1929 — April 5, 2021

Betty Jean Johnson, 91, of Owensboro, Kentucky passed away Monday, April 5, 2021 at her home. She was born in Estill County, Kentucky on October 19, 1929 to the late Rev. Leonard, Sr. and Lena Parish Norris. Betty was a homemaker and member of Sts. Joseph & Paul Catholic Church. On March 11, 1950, Betty Johnson married the love of her life, Joseph Louis Johnson. Along with being a wife, Betty loved being a mother and grandmother. She was an avid crossword puzzle solver and enjoyed dancing.

Along with her parents, Betty is preceded in death by her husband, on February 16, 2019; and her son-in-law, Warren Sutherland; and her siblings, Nancy Lucas, and Leonard Norris, Jr.

Betty is survived by her children, Pat Johnson, Bill (Carolyn) Johnson, Betty Jo (Jim) Mattingly, Carol Johnson, Mary Johnson, Angie Johnson; her grandchildren, John Dunn, Kay Johnson, Scott (Svetlane) Johnson, David (Rachel) Roberts, Haley (Keith) Cadimas, Valerie (Jeremy) Brown, Ashley (Jimmy) Drury, Jimmy (Taylor) Mattingly, Joel (Aja) Mattingly; and 11 great-grandchildren with 2 on the way.

Services will be 11:00 am Friday, April 9, 2021 at Sts. Joseph and Paul Catholic Church, with Father Will Thompson officiating. Burial will follow at Rosehill-Elmwood Cemetery. Visitation will be 9:00 am until the time of service Friday at the church.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Hospice of Western Kentucky, 3419 Wathen’s Crossing; Owensboro, Kentucky 42301. Envelopes will be available at the church.

All who wish to honor Betty at the visitation and funeral are required to wear a mask while inside the church for the safety of all those in attendance.

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Friday, April 9, 2021

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

St Joseph & Paul Catholic Church

4th St, Owensboro, KY 42303

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