Olive B. (Stone) Johnson

Olive Stone Johnson, 104, passed away Wednesday, January 6, 1999 at the Westview Care Center in Britt, Iowa.

Olive, the daughter of Frank and Agnes (McLaughin) Stone, was born August 17, 1894 at Marathon, Iowa.  The family moved to Britt in 1907, where she received her education from the Britt Community Schools.  Olive was the oldest of seven children.  She was united in marriage with Gilmore Johnson on February 3, 1915, at the home of her parents.  The couple then farmed north west of Britt, where their son Donald was born.  The family then moved to Britt where they lived in the same house for 49 years.

Olive has lived in Britt close to 90 years.  She is a current member of the VFW Auxiliary.  Olive was an active member of the Methodist Church, which she joined; June 27, 1915 she was also a member of the Methodist Women Society.  Her younger years she drove mail truck, she hated the delivery of Christmas catalogs the most, because of the added weight.  She led a very positive life – never complied about anything or anyone.  She loved to sing her favorite hymns with her niece Mary.  Olive was a warm and welcoming person who loved people and “coffee”! Her greatest pride was her grandchildren; she always talked so lovingly of them.

Olive is survived by her grandchildren: Lance, Bill, Colleen, and Christy Johnson all of Omaha, NE and a few nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Gilmore, son Donald, four sisters, and two brothers.



Date: Saturday, January 9, 1999
Time: 2:00 pm
Where: Ewing Funeral Chapel – Britt
178 Center Street West, Britt, Iowa 50423
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