The Herald Bulletin

April 18, 2013

Bethany May Johnson

July 23, 1921 - April 17, 2013


MUNCIE, Ind. — Bethany May Johnson, 91, passed away on Thursday, April 17, 2013. at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital.

She was born July 23, 1921, in Cairo, Ill., the daughter of Arvel and Flora (McElroy) Johnson, and moved to Muncie in 1984.

Bethany enjoyed both spending time with and traveling with her husband and family.

Survivors include her children, Joyce Schermerhorn (husband, Paul), Carol Austin (husband, Darrel) and Jerry Johnson; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a brother, Charles Johnson; a sister, Martha Mowry; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Gerald W. Johnson in 1999; a daughter, Sandra Johnson; a sister, Juanita Schroeder; two brothers, A.D. Johnson and James Johnson; and her parents.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at The Meeks Mortuary and Crematory, Washington Street Chapel. Burial will follow in Gardens of Memory Cemetery, north of Muncie.

Family and friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at the mortuary.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Indiana Chapter, 50 E. 91st. St., Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46240.

Post online condolences at www.meeksmortuary.com or www.theheraldbulletin.com.