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Dessie Johnson, age 86, died Thursday, June 13, 2013, in Palo Pinto General Hospital in Mineral Wells. Funeral services were June 17 in the Chapel of Lunn Funeral Home in Olney. Burial was at Elbert Cemetery in Elbert. Arrangements were under the direction of Lunn Funeral Home of Olney.

Dessie was born Jan. 24, 1927, to the late Thomas M. and Doshie (Hann) Cook in Round Timbers. She worked as a dietician in the food industry. Dessie and Lester A. Johnson were married June 22, 1946, in Elbert. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Pleasant Valley.

Dessie was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her brother, Willard Cook; and her sister, Liz Worthington.


Survivors include her son, Rodney Johnson and wife Jennifer of Keller; two daughters, Peggy Armstrong and husband Bo of Pleasant Valley and Pat Smith and husband George of Reddick, Ill.; seven grandchildren, Bethany Johnson, Ruthie Johnson, Abigail Johnson, Cody Houston, Casey Armstrong, Christy Thomas and Shawn Wilson; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 4100 Alpha Road, Suite 100 Dallas, Texas 75244.

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