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PATRICIA “PAT” ANNE JOHNSON (8/6/1936 – 1/16/2020)

Patricia “Pat” Anne Johnson, 83, of Arbela, Missouri passed away in her home on Thursday, January 16th, 2020.  Funeral services were Saturday, January 25th at Dennison Funeral Home, Viola. IA  Burial will be in Viola Cemetery. Pat’s great-grandson, Nykolas Robert Flores passed away July 12, 2018… his cremains will be laid to rest with Grandma Johnson.

Memorials may be left for VFW Auxiliary, 123 W Monroe, Memphis, MO 63555.

Pat was born August 6, 1936 at home in Hampton, Illinois the daughter of Lila and Howard David.  After her husband, Dean, retired they moved to Arbela, Missouri… they happily lived there until his death on August 4, 2012.  The family will never forget the days she cooked tacos in the bar in Viola… never forget her biscuits and gravy and chicken gizzards.  Everyone at the Catfish Place, and the VFW knew her. She was an active member of the Memphis VFW Auxiliary.  Pat was a very ornery and stubborn ole’ lady, and took pride in it, though everyone loved her for it. She enjoyed cooking most of all, but also crocheting, sewing, crafting, gardening (especially flowers), feeding the cats and, smoking cigarettes on the porch.

Pat has two surviving children: Diane Basala and Donald Lamb and Dean’s children: Brad & Brian Johnson; five siblings: Larry David, Jerry David, Mike David, Donna Coons and Doris “Doty” Melchi; Grandma Paco has 8 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Pat sadly lost three children previously: Debbie Lamb, Tammy Lamb and Jimmy Lamb.

We all love you, and we will miss you forever! Now you can be at rest with Grandpa Dean.

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