Gladys M. Johnson, 96, of Washington, Kansas, died July 12th, 2008, at the Washington County Hospital in Washington. A funeral service was held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, July 15, 2008, at Ward Funeral Home in Washington. The Rev. Wendell Sack and Kathy Ouellette officiated. Sheila Ouellette played the organ while the congregation sang "Heaven Came Down" and "Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us". A recording played Chantel Frager singing "What a Day That Will Be". Pallbearers were David Ayers, Kent Bartlett, Gerry Frager, Rod Stewart, David Weber and Scott Weber. Honorary pallbearer was James Ayers. Burial was in the Enosdale Cemetery. Gladys Mildred Bullimore Johnson was born September 27th, 1911, at Morrowville, Kansas, the daughter of Lewis J. and Anna (Ottman) Bullimore. She attended country school at Rock and later graduated from Morrowville Rural High School. On January 14, 1934, she was united in marriage to Alfred L. Johnson. She was the mother of two daughters, Shirley Ann and Charlotte L. Gladys helped her husband farm in the Enosdale area until moving to Washington in 1994. She was a resident of various nursing homes over the past 11 years and most recently resided at the Homestead Nursing Home in Washington, where she had numerous friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Alfred in 2002; one daughter, Charlotte; two grandchildren, Nicky Jo Bartlett and Mark Krause; and two great-grandchildren, Nicholas Shannon and Donna June Ayers. On September 27th, 2007, she was baptized into Christ by her grandson Gerry Frager assisted by Kathy Ouellette. Survivors include one daughter, Shirley Walter and husband Charles of Washington; seven grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
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