Obituary: Mary Ann Johnson


Mary Ann Johnson, 92, formerly of McPherson, KS, passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 15, 2020, at Via Christi Village, Wichita, KS.  She was a retired secretary, working for Duguid Realty and Landmark Realty.

Mary Ann was born on August 17, 1928, in Buhler, KS, the daughter of John J. and Eva M. (Willems) Sawatzky.  She graduated from Buhler High School in 1946 and attended Hutchinson Junior College.  Mary Ann was united in marriage to Paul R. Winter on October 5, 1947, in Buhler, KS.  On October 20, 1973, she married Loren Lee Johnson in McPherson.  He preceded her in death on September 5, 2018.

She was a member of Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, American Legion Auxiliary where she was Past President, V.F.W. Auxiliary, and McPherson Hospital Auxiliary.

Survivors include: two children, Tom (Debra) Winter of Wamego, KS and Diane Nelson of Wichita, KS; sister, Eva Mae Andres of Hesston, KS; five grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brother, Bob Sawatzky, and son-in-law, Lynn Nelson.

Friends may call on Friday, November 20, from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM, at Stockham Family Funeral Home.  A private family funeral service will be held on Saturday, November 21, at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church with Rev. Dale Dumperth officiating.  Burial will follow at McPherson Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to Serenity Hospice, Wichita, in care of Stockham Family Funeral Home, 205 North Chestnut, McPherson, KS 67460.  Personal condolences may be sent to the family at

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