Mary M. Johnson (Patterson), 63, St. Joseph, MO

Published 05/23 2014 09:28AM

Updated 05/23 2014 09:29AM

Mary M. Johnson (Patterson) of St. Joseph, Missouri died on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at Heartland Regional Medical Center. She was 63.

She was born on May 23, 1950 in St. Joseph, Missouri. She graduated from Lafayette High School in 1968.

On November 4, 1967 she married Jimmie Johnson, and together they had two children, Shelly and Sheila.

She and Jim started the Nesa House in 1993. She was a very loving person who always put others before herself and helped so many. Mary was an outspoken, funny and loving soul, who loved to travel and was blessed to have done so often. She will be greatly missed.

Mary is reuniting with Jimmie, the love of her life in heaven and is survived by her daughters and their families Shelly Johnson-Huerta and husband Jack and Sheila Johnson; mother, Emma Patterson; sisters, Vicki Russell and husband George, Yvonne Earhart and husband Danny and Patricia Dowell and husband Roger; brothers, Donald Patterson and Olin Patterson; and five grandchildren, Trevor, Jessica, Katie, Jake and Emmaleah.

She is also preceded in death by her father, Roy Patterson and brother, James Johnson.

Services:  1:00 P.M. Tuesday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Entombment Memorial Park Mausoleum.  The family will receive friends 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Monday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory, where friends may call after 4:00 P.M. Monday.  Flowers are appreciated and for those wishing to make a contribution, the family requests they be made to The Nesa House. Online guest book and obituary at

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