Johnson reunion held

— The descendants of the late James E. Johnson Sr. held their annual reunion Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013, at the Centertown American Legion Hall in Centertown. There were 41 present to enjoy a chilly autumn day. The Mertens and May families were hosts.

Those attending were Curtis and Jan Johnson, Greg Johnson, Jeff and Paula Johnson and Vivi Sargent, Morris, Ill.; Karl and Tammy Mertens and Dorothy Johnson, Jefferson City; Russ Johnson, Granby; Theresa Johnson and Ariana, Holts Summit; Glen and Jina Johnson, Chaznae Johnson, Drace and Lindsey Johnson, Dakota and Deklin, New Bloomfield; Richard Raithel, Lohman; Jason and Jessica Crum and Eli and Drew, Vienna; Marc and Meghan Rackers and Emmett, Henley; Eric and Cory May, Kyle and Madilyn, Linn; Irma Plaster, California; Jo Ann Johnson, Mike and Debbie Johnson, Reta Johnson, Doug and Linda Abbett, Angel Abbett, Alexis and Madelyn, all of Centertown.

Those coming the farthest distance were from Morris, Ill.

The oldest attending was Reta Johnson, 88, and the youngest was Deklin Johnson.

The births of Emmett Michael Rackers, May 7, 2013, son of Marc and Meghan Johnson Rackers; and Deklin Anthony Johnson, June 10, 2013, son of Drace and Lindsey Johnson, were recorded.

The death of Fern LaRue Roll was recorded March 17, 2013.

Special wedding anniversaries: Joe and Helen Johnson Erhart, 55 years; John and Joyce Johnson Dyke, 50 years in December; Dennis and Rhonda Johnson Bartlett, 35 years; Jeffery James and Pamela Brizendine Johnson, 25 years.

The next reunion is tentatively scheduled for the first Saturday in October 2014 at the Centertown American Legion Hall.


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