In Memory

Emma Louise Crase (Johnson)

Emma Louise Johnson

Born: June 28, 1926
Died: February 05, 2015

Emma Louise Crase Johnson, age 88, of Somerset, departed this life on Thursday, February 5, 2015, at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital.

Louise, known to her family and many friends as “Ibby”, was born in Neon, Kentucky, June 28, 1926, to the late Benjamin Hayes and Alpha Myrtle Wallen Crase. On March 8, 1947 she married F.M. “Fossil” Johnson. She was a member of the Jenkins First Baptist Church. She loved reading, family, cooking and bridge. Louise was a retired schoolteacher in Letcher County and Jenkins Independent School Systems.

She is survived by her sister, Joey C. Bentley, of Somerset; three nephews, Ben (and Sally) Bentley, of Rutledge, Tennessee, Jim (and Teresa) Bentley, of Somerset; and John T. (and Gaye) Bentley, of Jenkins, Kentucky, her niece, Amy Louise (and Steve) Penn, of Winchester, Kentucky; and a host of great and great-great nieces and nephews.

Preceding Louise in death are her husband, F.M. “Fossil” Johnson, who passed away September 10, 2008; her parents, and her brother-in-law, Lester Bentley.

A Celebration of Love service will take place on Saturday, February 14, 2015, at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Lake Cumberland Funeral Home. Interment will be in Lakeside Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests expressions of sympathy be made to Hospice of Lake Cumberland.

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02/17/15 07:10 PM #1    

Rosmary Colvin

I taught with Louise in Jenkins in 1963-'67.  She taught third grade and most of the time I taught fifth grade.  She used to wear a silver necklace that I admired and told her so quite frequently.  On one occasion when I bragged on her necklace again she gave it to me.  I tried to give it back to her but she would not hear of it and I still have that necklace.  She was a wonderful lady.

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