Gerald R. Johnson

MOUND VALLEY — Gerald R. Johnson, 74, of Mound Valley passed away at 7:09 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020, at Stormont Vale Hospital in Topeka.

Gerald Ray Johnson was born on March 18, 1946, to Charles Cleo and Louise (Cunningham) Johnson in Parsons. As a young boy, he grew up and attended school in Mound Valley. In 1964, Gerald graduated from Labette County Community High School and then attended Coffeyville Community College. 

He worked at the Lawrence CO-OP before returning to Mound Valley in 1969, where he had resided since. Gerald worked for the Mound Valley CO-OP for 34 years and also farmed and raised cattle.

A faithful Christian, Gerald was a founding member of the Mound Valley Lighthouse Church. He had also served on the Mound Valley City Council. In earlier years, he was a first responder and a volunteer for the Mound Valley Fire Department.

Gerald’s greatest enjoyment came from spending time with his family, and spending time at church was a close second.

On Feb. 5, 1973, Gerald married Dorothy Weeks. She preceded him in death. On July 10, 2006, Gerald married Gloria Kiah. She survives of the home.

Survivors include his wife, Gloria (Kiah) Johnson, of the home; his children, Tim Johnson of Mound Valley, Christy Eldredge and her husband, Zack, of Hutchinson, Sue Junken of Joplin, Sonya Johnson of Monkey Island, Oklahoma, Hollie Johnson of Trion, Georgia, Lori Moser and her husband, Mark, of Topeka, Kellee Doyle and her husband, Danny, of Lakeside, California, Bridget Ford and her husband, Bill Birdsell, of Bernice, Oklahoma, and Robert Kiah of Melba, Idaho; 28 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; a brother, Donald Johnson of Mound Valley; and two sisters, Peggy Minor of Oswego and Jane Swank of Bartlesville, Oklahoma.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Dorothy; and a son, Tony Robb.

The service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home in Parsons. Burial will follow at Mound Valley Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home in Parsons. The service can be viewed live on the Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home Facebook page. For all events, social distancing guidelines will be followed, including the requirement of face masks.

Memorials are suggested to Mound Valley Lighthouse Church or Mound Valley Little League. These may be left at or mailed to Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home, P.O. Box 374, Parsons, KS, 67357.

Online condolences may be left at www.forbeshoffman.com.

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