Frances K. Johnson

December 12, 1931 ‒ March 13, 2019

Fredericktown, Ohio

Frances K. Johnson, age 87, passed away on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at Knox Community Hospital with her husband and children at her side. She was born in Lafferty, Ohio, on December 12, 1931, the daughter of John and Antonette (Landowski) Kukalak.  She and her husband, R. Lee Johnson, and their six children moved from Flushing in Southeast Ohio the original farm site to the Fredericktown area in 1967.  Frances was a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Mount Vernon.

Frances was extremely devoted to being the matriarch of her family. She was a loving wife and cherished being a mother, grandmother, and great grandmother.  She was actively involved with the management of the farm and cultivated a large garden to provide many healthy meals for her large family and those that worked at the farm.  She was especially dedicated to preparing meals and providing hospitality to anyone visiting the Mill Brook farm.   She was a big fan of Ohio State sports and also enjoyed watching LeBron James.  Most of all she loved being around her family.

She is survived by her husband, her daughter and son-in-law Kathy (Greg) Fisher, their 3 children and their 7 grandchildren, her son Ron Johnson, his 3 children and 3 grandchildren, her daughter and son-in-law Chris (Tom) McGuire and their 3 children, daughters Cindy Johnson and Francine Johnson, and son and daughter-in-law Rob (Lisa) Johnson and their 2 children.

Frances is preceded in death by her parents and a brother and sister.

Calling hours will be held on Saturday, March 16, 2019 from 10:00 AM until the time of Memorial Mass at 11:00 AM at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Rev. Father Mark J. Hammond as Celebrant.

Memorial contributions may be made to Charity of One’s Choice.

The Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown is honored to serve the family of Frances K. Johnson.

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  • So sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Deepest Sympathy to the Family.

  • My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I had so many good times with Frances when I was a member of the Ohio Shorthorn Lassies. God Bless.

  • Last summer we were honored to meet Frances at the beautiful Johnson farm. We were so thankful for her kind hospitality and the opportunity to get to know the family more. Our thoughts are with you today. We pray for God’s blessings on her soul and your family at this difficult time.

  • I’m saddened by ur lost of such a great lady . No doubting her devotion to her family and her love for the Shorthorn cattle world . Yes , I’ve enjoyed several of her great meals at the farm and the cattle shows , u never went hungry when in her presents . She raised great kids who all turned out so great . U all r in my thoughts and prayers for peace at this most difficult time .

  • Sending our deepest sympathy and friendship to the Johnson family. Sincerely, Dick and Susan Huggins/Fredericktown

  • My deepest sympathy to all the family at the passing of Frances. In years past enjoy many visits but lately the years have taken its tole. Just want you to know my thoughts are with you. She was a dear lady. Mary Braddock