May 22, 1932 ~ April 12, 2020

Born in: Stonington, IL
Resided in: INDIANAPOLIS, IN

Helen Ruth (McElfresh) Johnson, 87, passed away on Easter Morning April 12th, 2020. She was born in Stonington, Illinois on May 22nd 1932. Her family moved to Ohio where she lived and went to school until joining the Marine Corp.

She was a member at Fountain Square Salvation Army Corp.  She attended Garfield Christian Church the last 4 years. Mom loved her family, her pink cowgirl boots and all her cowgirl gear, country music, she got into making jewelry this past year, her favorite flower is Lilly of the Valley , she loved to go on road trips. Many loving arms were waiting to welcome her home.

She was preceded in death by her Husband Hubert Ronald Johnson, her parents Arley and Blanche (Kinon) McElfresh, sisters Esther Utter and Lucy Turney. Ruth is survived by her 5 children Ronald C. Johnson, Michael A. Johnson, Robin A. Rodriguez (Roberto), David S. Johnson and Hubert Mark Johnson (Shelley). Sister Mildred Stewart and Brothers Melvin Mcelfresh (Rose) and David Mcelfresh (Maryann) .  She was blessed with 15 grandchildren whom blessed her with 20 great grandchildren. There will be a private service May 4th for family and there will have a celebration  of life at a later date.

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Graveside Service:

Memorial Park Cemetery
9350 E. Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46229


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  1. May each of you find courage to face tomorrow as you rest in the knowledge that we truly care about each of your needs and that we will be here to walk beside you in your journey of grief.

    Eddie Beagles and the staff of Legacy Cremation & Funeral Services

  2. To the Johnson family my Thoughts and Prayers are with you all. I have known you all for over 40 years and your Mom was such a good friend. Rest in the knowledge that she is whole again and with loved ones. I will miss her pink cowgirl boots and the big trucks. Love to you all.

  3. Such a big heart in a small body. Thank you for always being exceedingly kind to me. I hope that heaven is all that you dreamed it would be. You will always be in my heart.

  4. I Love You Aunt Ruth and gonna Miss You and Thanks for all you did when mom died and also visiting with me meant a great deal to me give all kisses and huggsssss to everyone in Heaven for me

  5. My heartfelt condolences for your loss.May the God of all comfort and mercy continue to be your strength during this difficult time.
    2 Corinthians 1:3,4

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