Margaret Mary (Etzkorn) Johnson, 79, of Scranton passed away Saturday, June 22, 2013 at her home. She was born October 17, 1933 in Morrison Bluff to her parents, Anton and Anna (Kern) Etzkorn. She was married on December 27, 1952 to her husband, Dallas P. Johnson. She was retired from the position of supervisor of Scranton Schools Cafeteria, was a member of St. Ignatius Catholic Church, the American Legion Auxiliary and St. Elizabeth Mothers Society. She loved the outdoors - gardening and fishing. She loved to can, cook for family and made the best cornbread in the world. The family she loved and treasured will miss her dearly.
Margaret was preceded in death by her son, John Daniel Johnson; her parents, Anton and Anna (Kern) Etzkorn and four brothers, Damian Etzkorn, Charles Etzkorn, Paul Etzkorn and Clarence Etzkorn.
Rosary was held at 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Morrison Bluff.
Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church with Father Josely Kathil, I.M.S. officiating. Interment at the National Cemetery in Fort Smith at 1:00 p.m. under the direction of Roller Funeral Home of Paris. Sign online guestbook at www.rollerfuneralhomes.com
Margaret is survived by her husband of 61 years, Dallas P. Johnson; six daughters, Donna Keyser and husband, Doug of Cabot; Valarie Ross and husband, Stuart of Glenwood Springs, Colo.; Mary Lou Johnson and Suzanne Price of Centerton; Sharon Johnson of Scranton; Paula Siebenmorgen and husband, David of Scranton and Darlene Castille and husband, Jody of Conroe, Tex.; three sons, Dwight Johnson and wife, Debbie of Little Rock; Michael Johnson and wife, Susan of Scranton, and Timothy Johnson and wife, Donna of Fayetteville; three brothers, Anton Etzkorn of Fayetteville, N.C.; Raymond Etzkorn of Brown, Ill. and Arthur Etzkorn and wife, Karen of Fort Smith; two sisters-in-law, Dally "Sis" Lepard and Jean Bingham of Miss.; twenty grandchildren, Melissa Dietz, Mark Johnson, Amanda Bean, Allison Spilman, Michael Johnson, Justin Johnson, Jodi Kusturin, Jeffery Johnson, Joy Mims, Jessica Johnson, Chad Faulkner, Nick Keyser, Trevor Keyser, Sara Siebenmorgen, Evan Siebenmorgen, Mary Siebenmorgen, Anna Siebenmorgen, Luke Siebenmorgen, Christopher Castille and Jonathon Castille and seventeen great grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Stuart Ross, David Siebenmorgen, Justin Johnson, Jeffery Johnson, Mark Johnson, Evan Siebenmorgen, Nick Keyser and Trevor Keyser.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Michael Johnson, Chad Faulkner, Mr. & Mrs. Ross Rogers, Mr. & Mrs. J.D. Knight, Gerald "Curly" Neumeier, Christopher Castille, Jonathon Castille, Jody Castille, Suzanne Price and all nieces and nephews.
The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the American Heart Association, 909 W. 2nd St., Little Rock, AR 72201.