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Molly Ann Wilson Johnson was born in 1931, the only surviving infant of two sets of twins born to J.C. and Iona Wilson. She married Mel Johnson in 1952. In 1966, Molly was the first applicant to the Indiana University Southeast nursing program, graduating with an ASN degree in 1968. She worked more than 30 years as a nurse for Kentuckiana Allergy and continued volunteering at Kentuckiana Allergy long after retirement.
Always interested in civic service, her desire to help others in quiet, simple ways was legendary. She was a lifelong member of Centenary United Methodist Church and a passionate supporter of Indiana University. Her work was acknowledged by Indiana University with awards including The Gertrude Rich Award, the Indiana University Alumni Association Presidents Award, and the Sue H. Talbot Distinguished Hoosier for Higher Education Member Award.
Mollys quiet demeanor belied a steel core of strength in a woman of grace and dignity, a wife of more than 60 years, mother of 3, grandmother to 8, Great-Grandmother to 18, friend to many, and benefactor to hundreds.
This strong, sweet matriarch will be missed and remembered by her daughters and their families: Melanie (Dr. Kevin Tolliver), Melissa (Bill Gouty), and Michele (Bob Johns), her sister-in-law, Bonnie Wilson, her friends from work, church, IU, civic groups, and various charitable causes around the world. Hers was a life well-lived.
A funeral service celebrating Mollys life will be held at 10 AM Friday September 8, 2017 at Centenary United Methodist Church with burial in SCI-Graceland Memorial Park. Visitation will be at the Market Street Chapel of Seabrook Dieckmann & Naville(1119 E. Market St.) from 5 8 PM Thursday and at the church from 9 10 AM Friday before the service.
Memorial Contributions may be given to the Indiana University Foundation-School of Nursing. To see the full obituary please visit: info@sdnfuneralhomes.com
Published on September 4, 2017
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