Rita  Johnson
Rita Johnson, 83, of Greenup, Kentucky, went to be with the Lord Saturday, January 25, 2020, at Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland, Kentucky.
Rita was born April 25, 1936, in Rising Sun, Indiana, a daughter of the late James R. and Marie Edmonson Johann.
Rita was a 1954 graduate of Lewis County High School. She was a former clerk for Stultz Pharmacy in Greenup for many years. She was a member of the Greenup Christian Church where she was involved in the Women on a Mission, Sunday School teacher for 22 years, and helped with special events at the church.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Earl Thomas Johnson; three brothers, William Johann, Jimmy Johann and John Johann; three sisters, Wilma Smith, Norma Staph, and Elva Jean Johann; several nieces and nephews.
She is survived by two daughters, Cheryl (Tommy) Fannin of Ashland, Kentucky and Michelle (Mike) Lykins of South Point, Ohio; two grandchildren Johanna Griffith and Makayla Lykins.
There will be a private graveside service on Wednesday, January 29, 2020, at Bellefonte Memorial Gardens in Flatwoods, Kentucky by Pastor Mike Dennis. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Community Hospice, 1480 Carter Ave., Ashland, Kentucky. Reed Funeral Home in Greenup is in charge of services.
Published on January 27, 2020


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Judy Liles
Jan 27, 2020
Tommy and Rita were are best friends when Don and I married. Wonderful people, thank you for being our friends.