Jo Anne Johnson, 81, of Lyons NE

Jo Anne Johnson was born August 9, 1936 on a farm North of Divide Center, Nebraska, the fourth of six children born to Clarence and May (Peterson) Drummond. She passed away October 4, 2017, at her home in Lyons, Nebraska, at the age of 81 years.

Jo grew up on the family farm and attended Divide Center School. She graduated from Lyons High School in 1953.

On April 17, 1953 Jo and James Johnson were united in marriage. They were blessed with six children; Michael, Mylet, Milan, Jill, Jeffrey and Jerry. Jo and Jim owned the Emerson Tri-County Press from 1967 to 1975. She also worked as a Nurse Aide at Emerson Nursing Home. They moved to Oakland, Nebraska in 1975 and Jo started working at Oakland Heights Nursing Home as an Aide; in 1978 she began her career as Bookkeeper, retiring in May of 2013.

Jo was dedicated to her family. She loved to cook and bake. She dearly loved all her family and friends, and treasured their times together.

She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Lyons, Nebraska where she served as Deacon and was a PW member. She was baptized and confirmed at the Divide Center Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sister and brother-in-law, Magel (Norwood) Rohloff.

She is survived by her husband, Jim; children, Mike (Kathy) Johnson, Mylet (Jeff) Kutchera, Milan (Pam) Johnson, Jill (Brad) Brink, Jeff (Suzanne) Johnson, Jerry Johnson; 13 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; sisters, Mary (Leon) Bruns, LaVonne “Bonnie” Rassmussen, Gladys Pipal; brother, Jon (Ronda) Drummond; a host of nieces, nephews and friends.


Monday October 9th
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
First Presbyterian Church, Lyons340 Everett Street
Lyons, Nebraska 68038


Monday October 9th
11:00 AM
First Presbyterian Church, Lyons340 Everett Street
Lyons, Nebraska 68038

A private family burial will be held.

Memorials suggested to the family for future designation.

Pelan Funeral Services is in charge of the arrangements.

Jo Anne Johnson

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I am a graduate of Northeast Community College with a degree in journalism. I am married to Jeff Gilliland. We have two grown children, Justin and Whitney and four grandchildren, Grayce, Grayhm, Charli and Penelope. I will be covering Lyons, Decatur, Bancroft and Rosalie and am hoping to expand my horizons as time progresses!

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