Barbara Dawn (Hill) Johnson, Topeka: August 18, 1939 – Feb. 18, 2014

first_imgBarbara Dawn (Hill) Johnson of Topeka, KS went to be with our Lord on February 18, 2014.She was born August 28, 1939 to the late Marion Mittchell and Lucille Mae (Davidson) Hill in Wellington, KS.  She was a graduate of Wellington High School, Class of 1957.Barbara worked at Kats and Josten’s in Topeka Kansas, Home Oil Co. and Johnson Auction Service in Osage City, KS.   She began working at Washburn University in 1994 and retired in 2005.  She enjoyed continuing to work a few days each semester during enrollment in the Washburn Business Office.   In her younger years she enjoyed riding motorcycles and held an AHRA Drag racing record.  She was an avid deer hunter and fisherman.   She loved spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.  She was an active member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles and the American Legion Auxiliary, Topeka Chapters.She is survived by her children; Mittchell Elmore of Topeka, KS, Debra Cox of Wichita, KS, Linda Griffin of Osage City, KS, her grandchildren; April Liang of Topeka, KS and Megan Sornson of Olathe, KS and her great- grandchildren; Kingston Sumpter, Kellen Sornson, Mollie Sornson and Karter Liang.  Barbara was preceded in death by a sister, Betty Jane Hill and grandson Kelly Cox.Memorial Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, February 22, 2014 at Shelley Family Funeral Home of Wellington.  In lieu of flowers the family has established a memorial with the Washburn University Memorial Fund.  Contributions may be made through the funeral home.   For more information or to send a condolence, please visit

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