|Shirley A. Johnson|
|Date Of Birth:||January 10, 1934|
|Date Of Death:||March 1,, 2010|
|Service Date:||Friday, March 5, 2010
Shirley A. Johnson, 76, of Bloomington and formerly of Bedford died on Monday, March 01, 2010 at her residence in Bloomington. She was born on January 10, 1934 in Bedford the daughter of Lionel Brown and Mabel (Griggs) Patterson. Shirley attended St. Vincent’s Catholic School and graduated from Bedford High School in 1952. At age 4 she started singing and dancing and performed in many local productions.
Shirley worked at General Motors Central Foundry in Bedford until 1980. She then worked at Indiana University Building Services and the Bloomington Herald-Times until she retired in 1999. She was a member of the Bloomington Baptist Church. She was loved by so many and her strength was insurmountable. She will be so dearly missed but as she was such an angel here on earth, we know she is one in heaven now.
Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Joy and Brian Dorsey of Bloomington, two sons; Jim Turpin and his wife Jan of Memphis, TN and David Harris of Portland, OR and four grandsons; James Harris, Lucas Turpin, Dylan Dorsey and Carter Turpin.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Dewey Johnson, her mother and step-father, Mabel and John Patterson, her father, Lionel Brown and one brother, Steven L. Brown.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday at Allen Funeral Home, 4155 S. Old State Rd. 37 with Pastor Randy McCollum officiating. Burial will be at Clear Creek Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday from 4:00-8:00 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Parkinson Disease Foundation in care of Allen Funeral Home. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.allenfuneralhome.org.
- From: Malinda Aston
Joy and family,
We are sorry for your loss but happy to have had the opportunity to enjoy your mom's bright smile and cheerfulness.
Malinda Aston and Gregg Miller
- From: Beth Lawyer
Joy, I am so sorry to hear your mother passed. I know how hard this will be on you and your family...but especially you. My heart goes out to you and my prayers.
- From: Tammy Poynter
Joy, I has blessed beyond words to have had "Mother" in my life for such a short time. She taught me patients and I will miss her so much. She was a true angel on Earth and Heaven is blessed to have her home..
- From: Kim England
I am very sorry to hear about your mother,and I wanted to send you my deepest condolences to you and your family. May God give you restored peace and comfort as only he can.
- From: Anne
Dear Joy, Brian, and Dylan, and Family,
These words have brought me much comfort and feelings of tenderness from the Lord, Who alone can provide our needs, and Who knows and cares about all our pain:
Be still, my soul: the Lord is on thy side.
Bear patiently the cross of grief or pain.
Leave to thy God to order and provide;
In every change, He faithful will remain.
Be still, my soul: thy best, thy heavenly Friend
Through thorny ways leads to a joyful end.
Be still, my soul: thy God doth undertake
To guide the future, as He has the past.
Thy hope, thy confidence let nothing shake;
All now mysterious shall be bright at last.
Be still, my soul: the waves and winds still know
His voice Who ruled them while He dwelt below.
Be still, my soul: when dearest friends depart,
And all is darkened in the vale of tears,
Then shalt thou better know His love, His heart,
Who comes to soothe thy sorrow and thy fears.
Be still, my soul: thy Jesus can repay
From His own fullness all He takes away.
Be still, my soul: the hour is hastening on
When we shall be forever with the Lord.
When disappointment, grief and fear are gone,
Sorrow forgot, love’s purest joys restored.
Be still, my soul: when change and tears are past
All safe and blessèd we shall meet at last.
Be still, my soul: begin the song of praise
On earth, believing, to Thy Lord on high;
Acknowledge Him in all thy words and ways,
So shall He view thee with a well pleased eye.
Be still, my soul: the Sun of life divine
Through passing clouds shall but more brightly shine.
- From: Lee Ellen Snyder
Dave and Jim,
I have some really good and funny memories of your mom from when we were kids at St. John's, especially the Halloween parties.
Sorry for your loss. She was a sweet lady.
- From: Angie Denny
Joy, is was so nice to talk to you while we were indulging ourselves at the nail salon. My thoughts have been with you these past few days. Don't forget, nails, toes and tattoos!
Keep that great attitude and smile and know that all will be ok.
- From: Beth Harris Grissom
So sorry for your lose. If you guys need anything or just need to talk I will be there for you guys.
Love ya Beth
- From: jack & Marge Reynolds Reynolds
We lived in Avoca, IN, when you all did. we had Jeff & JAn. we loved your mom, and used
to visit with you. so sorry about her passing.
I am a sister to Karen Pace. Hope you remember us. love and prayers.
- From: Teresa Miller
Hi Jim, I'm so sorry to hear about your mother.
Our Love & Prayers will be with you & your family.
- From: Mary Jo Mikels Johnson
So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family during this difficult time. I went to school w/Jim. I pray God gives you peace and comfort during this sorrowful time.
- From: Emily Dawson
I'm so sorry for your loss. We will all miss Shirley a lot... I will always remember her. I will keep your family in my prayers. I wish I could come to the funeral and be there for you.
- From: Vicki Witham
Joy- so sorry to hear of your loss. I know your Mom meant the world to you. My deepest sympathies to you and your family.
- From: Vanessa (Hackney) Arthur
I am so sorry to hear of the lose of your mother.
- From: Darrell Tolliver
Jim, I was so sorry to hear about the passing of your Mom, I just wanted to let you know that you and all your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
- From: Dale & Maria Ikerd
Jim,Dave & Joy So sorry to hear of your Mothers passing. Your in our thoughts and prayers.
- From: Jessica
I was sad to see that your Mom passed away last week. May you always remember the best of times that you had with her, and know that she will be watching over your family from above now. I will never forget her jovial laughter that made it seem as if there weren't a problem in the world.
- From: Toni Brewer
Jim, I was sorry to hear about your Mom's passing. Although I hadn't seen her for several years I will always remember her warm smile and easy laugh. One of my fondest memories is of our first "date". We went to the drive-in but we were so young your Mom had to drive us! I hope all is well with you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this sad time.