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Notice in the 23 Nov 1967 Ida Grove paper:

Mrs. Enoch Johnson ( Esther Jane Leonard) - (1894 - 1967)

Funeral services were held on Saturday afternoon at the Evangelical Free church at Arthur for Mrs. Enoch Johnson, 73. The Rev. John Aiken officiated. Burial was in the Kiron cemetery under the direction of the Christensen funeral home.

Mrs. Johnson died Thursday at the Horn memorial hospital after a long illness.

James Linman sang "Then Jesus Came," and Dennis Lindberg sang, "How Great Thou Art" and "O That Will Be Glory." Helen McGee was organist. The congregation sang, "Great is Thy Faithfulness."

Pallbearers were Wayne Gosch, Ray Haefner, Everett Wunschel, Dwight Garner, Eldridge Drury and Bob Sullivan.

Esther jane Johnson was born 11 march 1894 in Emporia, Kansas, the eldest daughter of the Rev. Ahi and Elinor Leonard.

She was graduated from the Emporia Teachers college and taught school for eight years in Kansas, Iowa, Colorado and Missouri before she was married to Enoch Johnson on 18 June 1924. To this union one son, Robert was born.

The Johnsons farmed in Hayes and Silver Creek townships before moving to their farm in Blaine township. In 1954 Jane and her husband Enoch built a house in Arthur where they have resided since that time continuing in their farming and Angus cattle operation.

She made confession of her faith in her Saviour at the age of 13. She was a member of the Arthur Baptist church and the Church of God in Ida Grove, and since moving to Arthur, has fellowshipped with the Evangelical Free church of Arthur.

Preceding her in death were her parents, and one sister, Ethel.

Surviving are her husband, Enoch, her son Bob and his wife Joyce, a sister, Maybelle Fagersen of Oak Park, Illinois and her three grandchildren, Bobbie Jean, Debbie Jo and Andrew Leonard.


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