Lois B. Johnson, 84, passed away on October 16, 2019 at her home, under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Daviess County, KY on September 12, 1935 to Herschel and Rita Sapp Brasher. She was a graduate of Owensboro Catholic High School. Lois loved her family, church, and community. She was a member of St Lawrence Catholic Church, where she played the organ and was in charge of the music program spanning decades. During this time she played for many weddings, funerals, and worship services. She was involved in several church and civic organizations on local, district and state levels. Lois was instrumental in the conception of Farm Safety Day, which was a joint effort of Kentucky Farm Bureau and the Extension Council. She served as the Hancock County Extension Council Chairman, Green River Area Extension Council Chairman, as a representative of the State Extension Council; as well as Women's Chairman for Hancock County Farm Bureau and District Women's Chairman. Lois was also part of the committee that helped to bring hospice to Hancock County. Lois liked to read, garden and preserve fruits and vegetables for her family. She adored her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.
Lois was preceded in death by her husband Victor of 63 years, a son Philip N. Johnson, brother Steve Brasher, sister, Christina Payne, a grandson, Philip R. Quinn and daughter in law, Kay Johnson. Survived by children: Noel (Monty) Quinn, Albin “AJ” Johnson, Chris (Patsy) Johnson, Tony Johnson all of Hawesville, KY. Rita (Chuck) Hardesty, Anne (Chuck) Hagan of Whitesville, KY. Nancy (Jerome) Doyle of Franklin, KY. Grandchildren: Joseph (Nicole) Quinn, Jane Quinn, Tori, Trey, Keaton, and Brittney Johnson, Beth (Bryan) French, Todd (Whitney), Ben (Candace), Will, and Nate Johnson, Daniel, Zachary, and Mary Hardesty, Coty (Lora) Johnson, Kayla (Jon) Veach, Ryan (Nicole) Johnson, Whitney (Eric) Lossie, Jessy (Ethan) Bennett, Jordan (Matt) Pogue, Emma (Tyler) Grant, Ethan (Kelly) Hagan, Courtney Hagan, Kate (Adrian) Cruz, Philip and Rebecca Doyle and 27 great grandchildren. Siblings: Jane Thompson, Leon Brasher, Darrell Brasher, Sharon Payne, Danny Brasher, Paul Brasher, David Brasher, & Martin Brasher
A Funeral Mass will be Monday at 11:00 AM at St. Lawrence Catholic Church with Fr. Augusty Valomchalil officiating with interment following in St. Lawrence Cemetery. Lois’s family will greet friends Sunday at Gibson & Son Funeral Home, Hawesville from 3:00 until 8:00 PM, with Rosary at 6:00 pm, and Monday at the church from 8:00 until 10:30 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St Lawrence Music, or St Lawrence Cemetery Fund.
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