Judy R. Johnson


Judy R. Johnson, 82, died Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2023, at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City.
Visitation will be held 1-3 p.m. Saturday, November 25, 2023, at the Henderson-Barker Funeral Home in West Liberty. Graveside services will be held in the Zion Cemetery, Centerville, Ind.
Judith Roberta Harris was born April 14, 1941, in Centerville, Ind. the daughter of David and Earlidean (Trinkle) Harris. She attended Chrisney High School, Chrisney, Ind. To Judy’s first marriage she had three children: Ellsworth “Sonny”, Kathy and Cheryl. She later was united in marriage to Royal Johnson on October 1, 1994, in Mariah Hills, Ind.
Judy had worked as a waitress most of her life and met Royal, the love of her life, while working at the 231 truckstop in Dale, Indiana. Together they spent the last 29 years living in West Liberty.
She was a member of the Cedar Valley United Methodist Church in West Liberty, T.O.P.S in Iowa City and Cedar Valley Community Club. She enjoyed gardening; caring for her indoor and outdoor flowers, reading, cleaning, thrifting, collectables and was a proud homemaker. She was a very kind, special and giving person.
Survivors include her husband Royal of West Liberty, five children: Ellsworth “Sonny” (Tammy) Roach III of Gentryville, Indiana, Kathy L. Rivera of Dale, Indiana and Cheryl Ketcham of Rockport, Indiana., Barbara (Dick) Kaalberg of Sun Prairie, Wisconsin and LeAnn (Rick) Smith of Lime City, Iowa. Four siblings: Carol Hood of Cahokia, Illinois, Nancy Crowe of Richland, Indiana, Bill Harris of Evansville, Indiana and P.K. Harris of Chrisney, Indiana. Grandchildren: Jay, Tiffany, Kristin, Andrea, Lindsay, Josh, Dustin, Adrienne, Ashley, Lauren, Alyssa, Shannen, Kaitlyn and Sara as well as many great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, 8 brothers, a son Dave Johnson and a granddaughter Lindsey Smith.