Myrtle Virginia Linman Johnson - (1891 - 1920)
Last Thursday noon Herbert Johnson and Mrs. August Linman arrived from Denver, Colo. bringing with them the body of Myrtle Linman Johnson who had quietly passed away at 12:30 p.m. February 3rd, after a week's illness with "flu" pneumonia. She was taken to the Swan Johnson home, where a short service attended by only near relatives, was held on Friday afternoon. after which a public service in her memory was held at the Mission Church, Rev. Irving Johnson of Holdredge, Nebraska a long time friend of the departed, preached the sermon.
Myrtle Linman was born on the old home place 26 November 1891. Aside from the time spent at Sioux Falls College, Sioux Fall, South Dakota, and the last two and a half years, her life has been almost entirely lived here in our community. Here grew to a beautiful young womanhood and in her girlhood home was married 26 March 1914 to Herbert G. Johnson. In this same home they spent the first happy years of their married life, until having discovered that Myrtle had contracted the dread disease, tuberculosis, they left for Greely, Colorado, in August 1917. In the latter part of 1918, Myrtle entered the Agnes Memorial Sanitarium of Denver, Colorado. At times the outlook for her recovery seemed discouraging, but for the last half year she had been making splendid progress, and left the sanitarium in November of 1919, after which she and her husband made their home together with Mr. and Mrs. Ambrose Lindberg of Denver. We are told she had never looked better in her life, and it seemed the long struggle for health was almost won, when suddenly she was attacked by the "flu" and despite a brave fight for life, passed away at the age of 28 years, 2 months and 8 days.
Myrtle was endowed with many beautiful, winsome traits which greatly endeared her to those who knew her. Gifted with a beautiful voice, deep musical feeling, an affectionate, sympathetic nature and a cheerful disposition, she did her large part in making the homes of her childhood and womanhood places of sunshine and cheer. While she greatly longed to be allowed to live with and for those whom she so dearly loved, she expressed herself as ready and willing to go, if that were God's will, for she had given her life to Christ, and trusted in him as her savior. She leaves to mourn her early departure, her husband, a little four-year-old daughter, LaVelle, her father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. August Linman, Four brothers, Virgil, Russell, Osher, and Eldon, all of this place, one sister, Mrs. Ambrose Lindberg, of Denver, Colorado, many relatives and a large circle of friends who will cherish beautiful memories of the days that are gone.
Mr. and Mrs. Ambrose Lindberg of Denver, Colorado, Clarence and Delphie Nelson, of Omaha, Nebraska, and Rev Irving Johnson of Holdredge, Nebraska, come for the funeral services held here.