Beatrice L. Johnson

Posted on Sep 12, 2012
Beatrice L. Johnson

Beatrice Lavaughn Johnson, 107, of Decatur died on Monday, September 10, 2012 at Woodcrest Nursing Center in Decatur. She was born on April 16, 1905 in Adams County to Harvey and Cora (Lee) Stetzel. She was married to her first husband, Teddy J. Sudduth. He died in December, 1960. She then married Lester Johnson. He died in August, 1980.
She was a member of the former Decatur Nazarene Church. She was a homemaker.
She is survived by a son Robert L. (Hillis) Sudduth of Angola; daughter, Joyce (Richard) Steiner of Linn Grove; step-son, Ron Johnson of Decatur; step-daughter, Barbara (Jim) Jarshaw of California; daughter-in-law, Ruth Sudduth of Decatur; 12 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; 60 great-great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Fred Sudduth; eight sisters; two brothers; one grandson; and one granddaughter.
Visitation will be from 2:00 to 4:00 and 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 13 at Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home in Decatur. Funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, September 14 also at the funeral home. Officiating will be Chaplain Chris Thurow. Burial will take place at Decatur Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Family LifeCare.
Arrangements provided by Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home in Decatur. To sign the guest book, click on