Annette Jones Johnson, 77, widow of Cecil A. Johnson, died Sunday, December 12, 2021, at her home in Ruddles Mills, KY.
Born in Cynthiana, KY, to the late Edna Maybrier and Leland “Bus” Stanford Jones, she grew up in Ruddles Mills, KY. She attended Ruddles Mills Elementary School until the 8th grade, then graduated from Bourbon County High School, Class of 1962, where she was a member of the Beta Club, FBLA, Language Club and College Club. She attended Eastern Kentucky University where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education. There she was a member of Kappa Delta Pi-Delta Alpha International Honor Society in Education, SNEA, ACE and Young Republicans. She was a member of the Ruddles Mills Christian Church where she was a Sunday School Teacher for many years, a member of the Crusaders Class and the Friendship Circle. She also enjoyed her outings with the Joyriders Club. She was a long-time volunteer at Bourbon Community Hospital.
She began her teaching career in 1966, at Eastside Elementary in Harrison County teaching first grade. She then taught first grade at Paris Elementary until her retirement in 1999. She was a member of the Delta Kappa Gamma-Beta Chapter of Fayette and Bourbon County serving as secretary and then Vice President. After retirement, she was a member of the Bluegrass Retired Teachers Association of Fayette and Bourbon Counties serving as Vice President and the Kentucky Retired Teachers Association of Bourbon County. She also was involved with the Bourbon County Homemakers-Ruddles Fort, serving as Treasurer.
Annette enjoyed traveling with Cecil and her family and friends, attending her grandchildren’s sporting events, being with her church family, reading, volunteering at the hospital, day trips with Linda, being a chauffeur for the grandkids, talking about and showing pictures of her newest great grandchildren and taking care of her dog, Della.
She is survived by two children, Lisa (Jimmy Snider) Johnson and Jeff (Kari Ann) Johnson; five grandchildren, Thad (Alyssa) Johnson, Alex Johnson, Hunter Johnson, Lyndsay Johnson and Drew Johnson; two great grandchildren, Theodore James “Theo” Johnson and Margaret Hannah “Maggie” Johnson; two brothers, Larry (Cathy) Jones and Mike Jones; one brother-in-law, Jim Sherwood; three sisters in law, Judith Ann Johnson, JoAnn Johnson and Janice Johnson; several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by one son, Deron Nicholas Johnson; stepfather, J.R. Wells; one sister, Linda Sherwood; mother and father-in-law, Marshall and Hermia Dray Johnson; three sisters in law, Nida Lynn Jones, Evelyn Johnson and Betty Johnson; six brothers in law, Joseph Johnson, Wallace Johnson, Marion Johnson, Ray Johnson, John Johnson and Marshall “Junior” Johnson.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, December 16, 2021, at the Lusk-McFarland Funeral Home, 1120 Main St., Paris, KY, by Bro. John McGuire. Burial will be in the Paris Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m., Wednesday, December 15, 2021, at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Jimmy Snider, Thad Johnson, Alex Johnson, Hunter Johnson, Lyndsay Johnson and Drew Johnson.
The funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Lusk-McFarland Funeral Home, 1120 Main Street, Paris, KY.
The online guestbook is at www.Lusk-McFarland.com and a 24-hour funeral information line can be reached by calling 859-987-4387.