Mary Joyce Johnson of Miami, Okla. passed from this life on Friday, October 13, 2017 at Freeman Health System in Joplin, Mo. She was 66.
Mary was born June 15, 1951 in Russellville, Ark. to Everett and Esther Linker. She had lived in the Picher and Miami area most of her life. She worked at Eastwood Manor in Commerce, Miami Nursing Center and J and M Farms in Miami. She was a member of United In Christ Church in Quapaw. Mary loved to sew, knit and spend time with her grandchildren.
Mary… was preceded in death by her husband Johnny Malcomb Johnson on October 5, 2017. She was also preceded by her parents, a brother, William Linker and a sister, Patsy Watkins.
Survivors include her son, Daniel Scism of Parsons, Kan., four daughters, Paula Willems of Miami, Okla., Angel Wood and husband Larry of Commerce, Okla., Jennifer Thedford and husband Billy of Lake Creek, Texas and Andrea Tullis of Broken Arrow, Okla., two brothers, Larry Linker and wife Barbara of Broken Arrow, Okla. and Mike Linker and wife Donna of Coweta, Okla., one sister, Carl Dean Cearley and husband Curt of Huntsville, ALla. 17 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 2 p.m. at United in Christ Church in Quapaw, OK with Rev. Cliff Redden officiating. Interment will follow at G.A.R. Cemetery in Miami, Okla. Pallbearers will be Zach Lamb, Jared Lamb, Larry Wood, Matt Edwards, Alex McAnally and Kiante Edwards. The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Paul Thomas Funeral Home Chapel in Miami, Okla. Services have been placed in the care of Paul Thomas Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Miami, Okla.