Frances K. Johnson, age 87, passed away on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at Knox Community Hospital with her husband and children at her side. She was born in Lafferty, Ohio, on December 12, 1931, the daughter of John and Antonette (Landowski) Kukalak. She and her husband, R. Lee Johnson, and their six children moved from Flushing in Southeast Ohio the original farm site to the Fredericktown area in 1967. Frances was a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Mount Vernon.
Frances was extremely devoted to being the matriarch of her family. She was a loving wife and cherished being a mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She was actively involved with the management of the farm and cultivated a large garden to provide many healthy meals for her large family and those that worked at the farm. She was especially dedicated to preparing meals and providing hospitality to anyone visiting the Mill Brook farm. She was a big fan of Ohio State sports and also enjoyed watching LeBron James. Most of all she loved being around her family.
She is survived by her husband, her daughter and son-in-law Kathy (Greg) Fisher, their 3 children and their 7 grandchildren, her son Ron Johnson, his 3 children and 3 grandchildren, her daughter and son-in-law Chris (Tom) McGuire and their 3 children, daughters Cindy Johnson and Francine Johnson, and son and daughter-in-law Rob (Lisa) Johnson and their 2 children.
Frances is preceded in death by her parents and a brother and sister.
Calling hours will be held on Saturday, March 16, 2019 from 10:00 AM until the time of Memorial Mass at 11:00 AM at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Rev. Father Mark J. Hammond as Celebrant.
Memorial contributions may be made to Charity of One’s Choice.
The Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown is honored to serve the family of Frances K. Johnson.