Dorothy  Johnson

Obituary of Dorothy Johnson

            Dorothy May “Dotty” Johnson, 86, of Jacksonville, died peacefully, surrounded by her family at her home on October 4, 2017.  She was born May 17, 1931, at Our Saviour Hospital in Jacksonville, the daughter of Samuel Allen and Mary Stella Ryan Haycraft.  She married Harold Edward Johnson on February 8, 1950 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Franklin, and he preceded her in death on March 2, 1997 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

            Dotty is survived by twelve children, Virginia (Mario) Camacho of Quincy, Harold (Connie) Johnson Jr of Las Vegas, Nevada, Jerome(Cynthia) Johnson of Waverly, Kathleen (Rick) Wright of Springfield, Mary Stella (Bill) Duffy of Jacksonville, Margaret (Randy) Wright of Alexander, Elizabeth Bowman of Jacksonville, Shirley Johnson of Jacksonville, JoAn (Tom) Huot of Alexander, Carolyn (John) Eilering of Jacksonville, Sandra Isbel of Jacksonville and Theresa (Stan) Hansen of Springfield.    She is also survived by 32 grandchildren, 52 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren, and two brothers, Bill Haycraft of Franklin and James Haycraft of Springfield.  Dotty was preceded in death by one son, Joseph Alan Johnson, one sister, Mary Alice Gordon.

            Dotty was a devout Catholic and was the Valedictorian of Routt High School Class of 1949.  She dedicated her life to her husband and raising her children on the family farm near Franklin.  Dotty was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Franklin, St. Joseph Catholic Church in Las Vegas and Church of Our Saviour in Jacksonville.

            A rosary service will be conducted at 10:15 a.m. on Friday, October 6, 2017, at Church of Our Saviour in Jacksonville, with a funeral mass at 10:30 a.m. Interment will follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery near Franklin.  There will be no visitation.  In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials to Morgan County Right to Life or Church of Our Saviour.  The Williamson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  Condolences may be left online at