Helen Jean Johnson was born in Ohio County, IN on June 19, 1933, a daughter of the late Nannie (Beard) and Dilver Lotton. She was a graduate of Rising Sun High School, Class of 1950. Helen married Robert Johnson on May 14, 1966. Helen and Robert were married over 43 years until his passing on December 7, 2009. Helen retired in 2013 from River Valley Resources in Madison, IN where she worked as Regional Supervisor. She was also former Regional Director for the State of Indiana Work Force Development. Helen was a lifetime member of the Rising Sun American Legion Auxiliary. She was also a former board member of the Ohio County Community Foundation and the Ohio County Medical Board. Helen Jean passed away on Sunday, September 27th, 2020 at her residence at the age of 87.
Helen is survived by two daughters, Mona Dilts and husband Dennis, of Indianapolis, IN and Bev Smith, of Rising Sun, IN; by two sons, Denny Meyer and wife Phyllis, of Rapid City, SD and Tommy Johnson, of Rising Sun, IN; by 6 grandsons: Phillip, Clinton, Adam, Trent, Eric and Mark; by 7 great grandchildren and 4 step great grandchildren; by brother-in-law, Ernie Johnson and wife Donna, of Rising Sun, IN; by sister-in-law Betty Ripberger and husband Tom, of Cold Springs, KY. Helen was preceded in death by her parents, by her husband Robert, by a grandson, Josh Meyer, by brothers Irvin and Junior Lotton and by her sister, Mary Ann Leffler.
Funeral services will be 1 PM, Friday, October 2nd at Markland Funeral Home. Visitation will be held 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM on Friday, October 2nd at Markland Funeral Home. Burial will be at Rising Sun New Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Rising Sun American Legion Auxiliary, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or charity of donor's choice. marklandfuneralhome.com
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