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Pauline H. Johnson, 86

Pauline H. Johnson, 86, of Sedalia, died Monday, August 6, 2012, at Winchester Meadows.

She was born April 15, 1926, in Clifton City, a daughter of the late Frank and Emma (Wittman) Gramlich. On October 1, 1949, she married Glen R. Johnson, who preceded her in death on October 14, 2011.

Mrs. Johnson was a 1944 graduate of Smithton High School. After high school, she worked two years at Town and Country Shoes. She then worked as a telephone operator for Southwestern Bell for ten years, leaving in 1956 to become a full time homemaker. She was an active member of St. Patrick’s Church. Mrs. Johnson enjoyed volunteering for Meals on Wheels and helping family and friends. She enjoyed camping, gardening, picking blackberries and baking. She was known for her delicious apple pies. One of her greatest joys was spending Sunday afternoons at the family farm in Clifton City sharing meals and fishing with her beloved family.

She is survived by two sons, Randal Johnson, and his wife Nanci of Columbia, and Kurt Johnson, and his wife Michele, of St. Louis; three siblings, Carl Gramlich, Patricia “Patty” Felten, and her husband, Lyle, and Marie Jones, all of Sedalia; five grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by two sons who died at birth; and four sisters, Margaret Schuster, Ann Shugart, Louise Stoecklein and Agnes Schuster.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 am, Thursday, August 9, 2012 at St. Patrick Catholic Church with Father Mark Miller, C.PP.S. officiating. Pallbearers will be Donald Aggeler, Lyle Aggeler, Thomas Dick, Paul Dick, Fred Smith and Kent Felten. Burial will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Clifton City. Prayers of the rosary will begin at 6 pm, Wednesday at McLaughlin Funeral Chapel, with visitation to follow until 8 pm.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Sacred Heart School, or a charity of the donor’s choice, in care of McLaughlin Funeral Chapel. Condolences may be offered online at

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