July 27, 1921 - October 30, 2021
Leola Rose (Beardsley) Johnson, 100, of Saginaw, our fun-loving and caring mom, grandma, great-grandma, aunt, and loving friend passed away on the evening of Saturday, October 30, 2021 at Bay City Comfort Care. Leola was born in Saginaw on July 27, 1921, the daughter of the late Gilbert and Anna (Bradfish) Beardsley. She worked as a cook at the Mertz Hotel and worked at the Yukon Restaurant and Bancroft Hotel for many years. Leola even continued to work small general cleaning jobs until in her 80’s. Leola happened to meet a young man by the name of Harold Johnson, they were united in marriage on October 22, 1943. After 40 years of marriage, Harold preceded Leola in death on September 15, 1984. Leola liked to travel and loved train rides back in her younger years. Leola was a devoted Lutheran and faithful servant. She was a member of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church and attended church every Sunday and would never miss her opportunity to dress up for a Sunday service. Leola enjoyed watching movies, reading books about the covered wagon days, writing letters, collecting items, and keeping up to date about the royal families. She loved her home activities, cleaning and cooking and being with her family. A stubborn but loving woman, Leola loved the “Old Days” and didn’t like change. She will be deeply missed, yet lovingly remembered by all who knew her. Leola leaves to carry on her legacy, her children, Michael (Kathy Lents) Johnson, Yvonne (Jerry) Kinney, Patricia (Dale) Trombly and Kathleen Johnson. She was the loving grandma of Jeremy (Amanda) Mitchell, Chad (Erica) Mitchell, Meghan Kinney, Andrew Kinney, and the great-grandma of Chris (Odessa) Miller, Dylan Mitchell, Ella Presley, Lainie Presley, Landon Mitchell, Kinsleigh Mitchell, Tyler Ross (Means), and Taylor Lively. Also surviving are many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and her husband, Leola was preceded in death by her baby son, Harold; siblings, Curtis, Morris, Louis, and Glenneth Kohnert, and her in-laws, June Beardsley and Fred Kohnert. Leola’s family will be present to receive visitors on Wednesday, November 3, 2021, from 2:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Skorupski Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 1550 Midland Rd., between State & Gratiot. On Thursday, November 4, 2021, Leola will be taken to Gloria Dei Lutheran Church from 11:00 AM until the time of her 12:00 PM Ceremony. Pastor Jacob Kempfert officiating with interment following in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Saginaw. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Gloria Dei Lutheran Church. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family online at http://www.skorupskis.com.
Leola Rose (Beardsley) Johnson, 100, of Saginaw, our fun-loving and caring mom, grandma, great-grandma, aunt, and loving friend passed away on the evening of Saturday, October 30, 2021 at Bay City Comfort Care. Leola was born in Saginaw on... View Obituary & Service Information
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