Helen Louise Johnson

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Helen Louise Johnson, 74, of Leachville, died Friday evening, Dec. 25, 2009, at her daughter's home in Crown Point, Ind. Born at Manila, she was the daughter of the late Jessee Starkey and Betsy Thomas Starkey English. She and her husband were the retired owner/operators of Pin Bowl Recreation Center in Hammond, Ind.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother and two sisters.

She is survived by her husband, Hershel "Hoyt" Johnson of the home; a son, Ron Johnson of Griffith, Ind.; two daughters, Anita Hobgood of Slaughters, Ky., and Gail Crague of Crown Point, Ind.; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

The funeral was 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 31, in the Howard Funeral Chapel in Manila with Rev. Robert White officiating. Burial followed in the Manila Cemetery.

The family received visitors Wednesday evening from 5-8 at the funeral home.

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