MARGARET (MAGGIE) L. JOHNSON
Margaret (Maggie) L. Johnson was born April 26, 1954, in Concordia, Kan., to Herbert and Ruth (Hampton) Christian. She passed from this life on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013, at Sunset Home, Concordia, Kan., at the age of 59.
Maggie graduated from Clyde High School in 1972 and then attended cosmetology school in Salina. Shortly after, she married and had two children, Erin Lynette and Jamie Deann. Years later, after her marriage had ended, she was fortunate to meet James (Jim) Drury and they were wed in 1988. Together, they bought the building on the corner of 6th and Washington in Concordia which became the new home for both their businesses: Creations and The Razor's Edge. In 1993 Jim became ill and Maggie cared for him until his last day in July in 1993. In January of 1995 Maggie married Michael (Mike) Johnson of Courtland, Kan., where they moved one year later. After moving to Courtland with Mike, Maggie continued to own and operate Creations until retiring and selling the business in 2002.
The new flexibility allowed them to take many wonderful trips together and gave her the ability to be present for all the grandchildren starting to arrive. In addition to loving her eight grandchildren, Maggie was also very involved in her community. In her faith, she remained a member of the First United Methodist Church in Concordia and actively attended and participated at the Ada Lutheran Church near Courtland. Maggie served as president of the Courtland Art Center and on the board of directors for the Swedish American State Bank. She was a member of the Republic County Red Hats and the Courtland Pride Club.
Maggie is survived by her husband Mike Johnson; daughters, Erin Schaffer and husband Brett of Spearville, Kan., and their children Casey and Kinser, Jamie Blacklock and husband Curt of Dundurn, Sask., and their children, Colt and Waylon; stepchildren, Travis Johnson and wife Kitty of Wichita, Kan., Tanner Johnson and wife Kathy of Courtland and their children Ella and Sam, Tara Renze and husband Scott of Leawood, Kan., and their children, Ben and Jack; siblings, Patricia Walker and husband Harold of Miltonvale, Kan., Steve Christian and wife Vikki of Windsor, Colo., Nancy Johnson and husband Neill of Morganville, Kan., Marilyn Elliot of Concordia, Kan., and Kathy Kirchoff and husband Phillip of Beloit, Kan., as well as many nieces and nephews; father-in-law, Herbert Johnson of Courtland, Kan.; and brother-in-law, Greg Johnson and wife Mary Anne of Parkville, Mo.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Herbert and Ruth Christian, and her mother-in-law, Dorothy Johnson.
Funeral services will be held at the First United Methodist Church in Concordia on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013, at 2 p.m. with Pastors Tessa Zehring and Kenneth Parker officiating.
Maggie's family will be receiving family and friends at Chaput-Buoy Funeral Home in Concordia, Kan., on Monday evening from 6-8 p.m.
Memorials may be made to the Maggie Johnson Memorial Fund.
Tibbetts-Fischer Funeral Home, Belleville, Kan., is in charge of these arrangements.