Leanna Johnson, 96

Leanna Johnson, 96, North Manchester, passed away on Oct. 25, 2020 at Peabody Healthcare Center, North Manchester.

One of five children, Leanna was born on May 13, 1924 in Wabash County, to the late Sherman A. and Iva A. (Montel) Rhoades.

Leanna started school in Sidney, but graduated from Chester High School in 1942. At the age of twenty-six, Leanna married Delbert A. Johnson on Dec. 31, 1950. The two were wed for twenty-nine years before Delbert passed away on July 16, 1980. For many years Leanna worked at Peabody Seating Company, North Manchester. She also worked as a clerk at the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles, North Manchester Branch, for a long period before retiring from Ace Hardware in North Manchester.

Well into her seventies, Leanna was still an avid bowler and golfer and loved going on women’s bowling trips around the United States. She was a member of the Women of the Moose, Order of Eastern Star Ivy Chapter #69, and a former member of Sigma Alpha Sorority. During her free time, Leanna played piano, baked, cooked, created various crafts, and spent time with her family. She had a well-known, infectious laugh to which people were drawn.

The loving memory of Leanna Johnson will be forever cherished by her son, Randall “Randy” Joe Johnson, North Manchester; daughter-in-law, Pamela Johnson, North Manchester; brother, Dorsey (Barbara) Rhoades, Kokomo; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren. Leanna was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son, Terry Johnson; step-son, Thomas A. Johnson; step-daughter, Virginia Coon; two brothers, Delbert M. Rhoades and Wayne L. Rhoades; and sister, Eva K. Slater.

Family and friends may call on Friday, October 30, 2020 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester, Indiana. Funeral services will start at the conclusion of calling. Pastor J.P. Freeman will officiate and burial will be at Oaklawn Cemetery, 600 Beckley Street, North Manchester, Indiana.

For those who wish to honor the memory of Leanna Johnson, memorial contributions may be made to Wabash County Cancer Society, P.O. Box 144, North Manchester, Indiana 46962 or Kindred Hospice, 1476 West 18th Street, Rochester, Indiana 46975.

Posted on 2020 Oct 29