Evanell Johnson, 96, of Medora passed away at 5:10 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018, at her home.
She was born August 21, 1922, in Clearspring, the daughter of Marcellus Edmund and Bertha Alilion Beatty Soverns.
As long as health allowed, Evanell faithfully attended Medora Wesleyan Church in Medora. An avid prayer warrior for her friends and family, Evanell loved God dearly and spent much time in his presence reading her Bible. She worked hard to ensure that her family and home were always well-tended. She always sought to put others before herself and truly had a servant’s heart. She enjoyed the challenge of a crossword puzzle and cheering for her basketball team, the Hoosiers.
On Nov.29, 1941, she married Melvin Johnson, who lovingly referred to her as “Ms. Blue” throughout their lives together. He preceded her in death May 2, 2003. They loved each other beautifully, and even after his death, she enjoyed telling stories about their life together.
She is survived by her three children, Vera K. (Dennis) Light, James M. (Sharon) Johnson and Vivian E. (Patrick) White; nine grandchildren, Eric (Amanda) Light, Suzie Light, Angie (P.J.) Towle, Jimmy (Carrie) Johnson, Jennifer (Tyler) Williams, Ronnie (Aurora) Abner, James (Kylee) White, Benji (Rachel) White and Jered (Sara) Abner; and 21 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one great-grandchild; and 11 siblings.
The funeral service will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Hague Funeral Home in Medora with the Rev. Chuck Morgan officiating. Burial will follow at White River Valley Cemetery in Medora.
Family and friends may call from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday and from 12:30 p.m. until time of service Sunday.
Memorials may be written to Gideons International or Hospice of Schneck Medical Center.