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Arlene Johnson, 94, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at Taylor House Hospice in Des Moines.

Visitation will be at Hamilton’s Southtown Funeral Home, 5400 SW 9th Street, Des Moines, Iowa from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., Saturday, September 7, 2019 with service to follow at 11:00 a.m. Burial will follow at Resthaven Cemetery in West Des Moines.

Arlene was born August 5, 1925 to John and Esther (McCorkle) Stevenson and graduated from Chariton High School. On March 27, 1945 she was united in marriage to Raymond A. Johnson. To this union 3 children were born.

Arlene is survived by her son, Allen Johnson (Alice Stephens), daughter, Donella (Don) Duke, son, Steve (Verna) Johnson; grandchildren, Jamie (Duke) Kilgore, Marcey (John) Farrell, Shawn (Kate) Johnson and Melissa Johnson, Kathie (Donavon) King, Mark (Kim) Stephens; great grandchildren, Nathan Farrell, Haley Kilgore, Matthew Kilgore, Devin King, Rylee King, Jennifer Stephens,Mark (Courtney) Stephens, Jr., Marissa (Michael) Ebbers; brother, Jerry (Thelma) Stevenson; sisters-in-law, Georgia Johnson and Martha Hood; as well as many beloved nieces and nephews.

Arlene was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Ray; parents, John and Esther Stevenson; brothers, Clarence, Kenneth and John Jr. (in infancy); sisters, Eva Morris, Ethyl Stevenson and Helen Moon.

A special thank you to Prairie Hill’s Assisted Living where she resided for the last 5 years and to Dr. David Gable and Care Team at UnityPoint Family Medicine in Indianola for their kind and loving care.

Condolences may be expressed at www.HamiltonsFuneralHome.com.

“I see you wish the days away begging to have me home. So I try to send you signs, so you know you are not alone. Heaven is truly beautiful, just you wait and see. So live your life, laugh again enjoy yourself, be free. Then I know with every breath you take, you’ll be taking one for me…”

Service Details

Visitation:
Saturday, September 7, 2019
9:30 to 11:00 am
Hamilton's Southtown Funeral Home
5400 SW 9th Street
Des Moines
Service:
Saturday, September 7, 2019
11:00 am
Hamilton's Southtown Funeral Home
5400 SW 9th Street
Des Moines
Disposition:
Resthaven Cemetery
West Des Moines
Arrangements:
Hamilton's Southtown Funeral Home
5400 SW 9th Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50315
(515) 285-3911

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