Ramona Amanda Johnson, 94, Overbrook: Aug. 3, 1927 – Sept. 22, 2021 – Osage County Online | Osage County News

Ramona Amanda Johnson, 94, Overbrook: Aug. 3, 1927 – Sept. 22, 2021

OVERBROOK, Kan. – Ramona Amanda Johnson, 94, of Overbrook, Kan., died Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021, at Brookside Retirement Community, Overbrook. She was born Aug. 3, 1927, in Vliets, Kan., the daughter of Carl David Kasper and Agnes Marie (Sanderson) Kasper.

Ramona grew up in Marshall County, Kansas, and graduated from Vermillion High School, Vermillion, Kan., with the class of 1945.

On Nov. 22, 1950, Ramona was united in marriage to Richard C. Johnson, in Topeka, Kan. They shared 32 years of marriage until Richard’s death Oct. 30, 1982.

Ramona loved her church family at Cross Road Community Church, Scranton, Kan. She had attended there since 1978, and continued until she was no longer able to get out. She was an active member of the women’s group and enjoyed many friendships there.

Ramona began her professional career working at the National Fire Insurance Company, Topeka, as a filer.  She later worked for most of her professional life at American Yearbook, Topeka, as a typesetter.  She also worked for the Kansas Highway Patrol in the accident report division until her retirement in 1990.  Ramona was active in the Overbrook community as a member of the Cosmos Club, and working at Brookside Retirement Community, Jack’s Cafe, and for several years at the local newspaper.

She was an accomplished quilter and made quilts for all 13 of her grandchildren, and baby quilts for her great-grandchildren. She was an avid gardener and also enjoyed camping with her family.  Ramona was blessed to have traveled to many national parks and to Alaska over the years on bus trips with Tudor Tours. She enjoyed traveling to Sweden, the homeland of her ancestors, with her sister, Alice.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard; her parents; and four siblings, Norma Kasper, Alice Dodd, Ruth Kasper and Kermit Kasper

Ramona is survived by four children: son, Stephen Johnson and his wife, Pamela, of Topeka, along with their daughter, Brylee Fischer, and her husband, Luke; daughter, Debbie Friesen and her husband, Stan, Overbrook, and their children, Rebekah Evans and her husband, Scott, Rachel Henry and her husband, John, Jacob Friesen and his wife, Alyssa, and Peter Friesen; a son, Daniel Johnson and his wife, Bev, Topeka, and their children, Luke Johnson and his wife, Chantal, Eli Johnson, Hannah Ayala and her husband, Bryan, and Lydia Johnson; a daughter, Becky Yager and her husband, Tyson, Derby, Kan., and their children, Levi Yager, Noah Yager, Silas Yager, Charis Yager; and four great grandchildren, Bowen, Connor, Lincoln, and Uriah.

To celebrate Ramona’s life, a memorial service will be 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021, at Cross Road Community Church, Scranton. The family will meet with friends for a visitation at 3 p.m. prior to the service at 4.

Memorial contributions can be made to Cross Road Community Church, and sent in care of Lamb-Roberts-Price Funeral Home, PO Box 268, Overbrook, KS 66524. Condolences can be left at www.lamb-roberts.com.

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