Obituary for Dissie M (Tankersley) Johnson

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Dissie M (Tankersley) Johnson

April 9, 1928 - January 31, 2015

Dissie M. (Tankersley) Johnson, age 86, passed away peacefully Saturday evening, January 31, 2015 at the Morgantown Health Care Inn in Morgantown. She was a resident of Morgantown.

Dissie was born April 9, 1928, in Johnson County, to the late Alfred and Ruby (Wren) Tankersley. She married Harry "Dale" Johnson on April 20, 1946 in Nineveh. He preceded her in death on June 23, 2008 after 62 devoted years or marriage.

Dissie was a member of the Morgantown Baptist Church where she enjoyed playing the guitar, banjo and piano. Her love for God and music led her to volunteer at the local nursing homes and senior centers where she and her late husband, "Dale" would minister by singing gospel hymns.

Dissie also enjoyed watching old western movies, cooking, gardening and spending time with her grandchildren. She was known for her baked goods and had many requests to make "Date Nut Cake."

Dissie will be missed by her children: Wm. Lynn Johnson of Morgantown, Harry L. Johnson of Gulf Port, FL, Phyllis Scott of Morgantown, Mark Johnson of Martinsville, Randy (Sandy) Johnson of Morgantown, Patricia Griffith of Franklin, Pamela (Dan) Lindstrom of Trafalgar and Penny (Randy) Kelp of Nashville; siblings: Virginia Emberton and June Tankersley both of Trafalgar; twenty-three grandchildren and thirty-two great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death byone daughter: Janet K. Johnson; two sons:Jerry D. & Stanley J. Johnson; siblings: Gerene Walker and Winnie Barron:and a granddaughter: Samantha Griffith.

The Rev. Sim Brock will conduct a funeral service at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Meredith – Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry Street in Morgantown. Friends may call from 4 to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will be at East Hill Cemetery in Morgantown.

Memorial contributions may be sent in honor of Dissie to the Manna Mission Outreach Ministries, 65 W. Morgan St. Martinsville, IN 46151.

Expressions of caring and kindness may be sent to the Johnson family at .

Information: (812) 597-4670


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Born: April 9, 1928
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Missy Kennon posted on 1/1/00

Phyllis and family, Your in my thoughts and prayers to carry you through this difficult time. Your memories of a great role model will help you thru. Sounds like you are very blessed to have her for a Mother and she as you for a daughter. Hugs


Lynetta Johnson-Huber posted on 1/1/00

I am sorry I couldn,t be there for the service. I will miss my Aunt Dissie very much...everytime I play guitar I think of her and Uncle Dale going over and over each song they taught me...they put alot of effort into me and that I can never repay. I will do what they did..pass it on. Much Love to all of you.... lynetta jo