She was born November 21, 1927 in Daviess County to the late Damien D. and Catherine Morris Johnson. She was a member of American Legion Auxiliary and had a strong devotion to the Catholic faith.
Aside from her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Mason Howell; granddaughter, Candice Clark; seven sisters, Sister Marie Johnson, Sister Catherine Johnson, Sister David Marie Johnson, Theresa Johnson, Sister Rose Theresa Johnson, Stella Howe and Mary Elizabeth Johnson and one brother, Thomas Gerald Johnson.
Surviving are her children, Dale (Julia) Howell of Owensboro, Linda Mitchell (Kevin) Woosley of Owensboro, Wanda (Billy) Bennett of Auburndale, Fla., Bryan (Diane) Trantham of Swannanoa, N.C., Joe (Joyce) Trantham of Weaverville, N.C.; ten grandchildren, Caleb Howell, Jared Clark, Brandy, Ashley, and Haley Trantham, Marcia and David Trantham, Dee and Andy Bennett and Greta Payne; and one great grandchild, Hunter Payne; siblings, Sister Rose Karen Johnson, Frank (Anne) Johnson, Vickie Higdon and Mary E. (Anthony) Melton.
Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Carmel Home with Father Richard Cash officiating and burial to follow in Owensboro Memorial Gardens.
Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Haley-McGinnis & Owensboro Funeral Home and from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Carmel Home. Prayers will be said at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.
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