Patricia M. Johnson, 85, Columbia City, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019, at Parkview Whitley Hospital. She was born Feb. 19, 1934, to Earl and Alice B. (Hinman) Herron in Whitley County.
Patricia graduated from Coesse High School in 1952 and Lutheran School of Nursing in 1955. She worked at Whitley Memorial Hospital for 25 years. She was a member of Lake Chapel U.M.C. She married Robert W. Johnson, Dec. 30, 1955.
Besides her husband, she is survived by a son, Michael L. (Marianne) Johnson of Auburn; two daughters, Monica L. (Richard) Rosencrans of Edmond, Okla.; and Mitzi L. (Steve) Stewart of Columbia City; sister, Donna Bolinger; sister-in-law, Norma Herron; ten grandchildren, Matt Johnson, Megan (Nathan) Clark, Mitch (Lindsey) Johnson, Sister Christine “Sarah”, Ellen (Keegan) Melstrom, Paul (Anne) Rosencrans, Tim Rosencrans, Kerri (Jon) Nykos, Nick Stewart and Dory (George) Ray; and nine great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Thomas Herron and Paul Herron; sisters, Wiladene Kneller and Coral Erdly.
A gathering of family and friends will be 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, at DeMoney-Grimes, a Life Story Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Drive, Columbia City. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Monday, at the funeral home. Burial at Eel River Cemetery. Memorial gifts may be given in her memory to the American Cancer Society.