Mary Ellen Humphreys Johnson, of Eddyville IA, passed away Saturday December 18, 2021 at Northern Mahaska Specialty Care in Oskaloosa IA.
Mary was born September 27, 1931 in Denver CO, the daughter of Alva D and Letha Fern (Griggs) Humphreys. Mary graduated from Eddyville High School in 1951. On October 16, 1951, she and James Jr. Johnson united in marriage in Oskaloosa IA. Mary and James were blessed with four children Pam, Bonnie, Ginny and Wes.
Mary worked several years at Rolscreen Corp and Walmart. In 1976 she and Jim moved to Sunrise Beach, MO where they lived until 1993 when they moved back to Eddyville. While in Missouri Mary worked at the Laurie Nursing Home which she enjoyed very much. She and Jim enjoyed traveling with siblings and going camping, attending bluegrass festivals and the horse races in Arkansas. After Jim passed in 1993 Mary looked forward to yearly trips with her daughters.
Mary attended the Eddyville United Methodist Church and was a 50 year member of Order of Eastern Stars.
She is survived by her four children Pamela Davis of Reynoldsburg, OH. Bonnie (Bob) DeMoss of Avery Ia. Virginia (Barry) Versteegh of Cedar, IA. and Wesley (Ruby) Johnson of University Park, IA. She was "Granny" to nine grandchildren and seventeen great grandchildren. One brother Larry Humphreys of Marion IA, Brother-in-law John (Delores) Johnson of Eddyville and sister in law Marilyn Johnson of Albia IA.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents Alva and Letha Humphreys, husband Jim, son-in-law Steven Davis, brothers Arthur and Garold Humphreys and sister LaVonne Vance.
Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, December 22, 2021 at 1:30 p.m. at the Eddyville Funeral Chapel with Pastor Dan Smith officiating. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, December 21, 2021, opening to the public at 3:00 p.m., with family present Tuesday evening 5-7 p.m. at the Eddyville Funeral Chapel.
Memorials may be made to the Eddyville Public Library or the Eddyville United Methodist Church
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