Thelma L. Bargfrede Johnson, 89, of Marshall, died Tuesday, April 20, 2004, at Fitzgibbon Hospital in Marshall.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 22, at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Marshall. Rev. Douglas A. Dubisar will officiate. Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday at the church. Pallbearers will be David Howard, John Bargfrede, William Bargfrede Jr., Scott Lane, Arron Warren and Fred Tressler. Honorary pallbearers will be Junior Bishop, Johnny Yates, Shawn Garner, Richard Bargfrede, Walter Howard and Shane Tressler. Burial will be in Blackburn Cemetery in Blackburn. Memorials are suggested to the Our Redeemer Lutheran Church Building Fund, American Heart Association or American Diabetes Association in care of Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home in Marshall.
Born Dec. 13, 1914, in Benton County, she was the daughter of the late John Wesley Lane and Daisy Mae Higgins Lane. In 1932, she married William Martin Bargfrede, who preceded her in death in 1944. In 1945, she married Roy W. Johnson, who preceded her in death in 1963. She had lived in Saline County most of her life and was a member of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Marshall. She had worked at International Shoe Company in Marshall and Sweet Springs and at Rival Manufacturing in Sweet Springs.
Survivors include three sons, William F. Bargfrede Sr. of Marshall, Wayne L. Bargfrede of Marshall and Roy "Doug" Johnson of the home; one brother, Jack Lane of Marshall; one sister, Dorothy Yates of Blackburn; two stepdaughters, Marjorie Kark of Port Crane, N.Y., and Nellie Geisinger of rural Waverly; nine grandchildren; 11 stepgrandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; 17 stepgreat-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husbands, she was preceded in death by two stepsons, William and Ernie Johnson, one great-grandson, two brothers and four sisters.