She was born on Dec. 25, 1927, in Grovertown, to Earnest and Olive Ketcham. She was married to Reverend Glen R. Johnson for 68 years. He preceded her in death.
Before leaving in 1961 for the mission field, she worked at Karns Grocery Store in Tyner, Indiana. They were missionaries to Mexico, Brazil, Peru and Alaska. In Alaska, she worked in Soldotna, Sunshine Day Care for 20 years. The couple lived in Alaska from 1969- 2011. Dorothy enjoyed gardening and camping with family and friends. She enjoyed reading and cooking. She lived with her son and his family in Fort Gratiot, Michigan, until the time of her passing.
She is survived by a son: Johnnie R. (Mary Ann) Johnson; grandchildren: Alicia Easton, Raleigh, N.C.; Angie (William) Faber, Grand Rapids, Mich.; Chad (Kelly) Johnson; great-grandchildren: Ashley, Gabe, Andrew and Andre Easton; Faith and Anna Faber; Courtney, Jeremy and Wesley Johnson; and several nieces and nephews.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband; and her brothers and sisters: Betty Jean Dilts, Helen Marie Ross, Bernice Bottorss, Hazel Lehiy, Earnest Ketcham, Mary Alicia Sumpter, Frances Weldy and Richard Ketcham.
Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, in the Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan Street, Plymouth. Funeral services will immediately follow in the funeral home at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, and will be officiated by Dorothy’s son, Reverend Johnnie Johnson. Burial will be in the Morris Cemetery, on US 6, west of LaPaz.