Karen Johnson

April 28, 1946 ~ May 6, 2020 (age 74)


     Karen J. Johnson, age 74, a resident of Portland, passed away Wednesday May 6, 2020 at her home in Portland.

     Karen was born April 28, 1946 the daughter of Paul and Margaret (Myers) White. She graduated from Portland High School in 1964 and worked at the Quick Shop in Portland and was co-owner of Aker Taylor Plumbing in Portland.  Karen was a member of the Portland American Legion Auxiliary and was a past president of Gamma Nu Sorority. Karen married Donald Johnson on March 31, 1973.

Survivors include:

Her husband of 47 years: Donald D. Johnson – Portland, Indiana

2 daughters: Teresa Taylor (husband Burl) – Portland, Indiana

                     Debbie Aker (husband Brian) – Portland, Indiana

1 son:  Donald D. Johnson II – Portland, Indiana

1 stepson: Carter Johnson (wife Keri) – Tucson, Arizona

1 stepdaughter: Valerie Smith (husband Randy) – Portland, Indiana

1 brother: Gary White – Portland, Indiana

14 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren

            She was preceded in death by a brother, Jack White and a sister, Bonnie Baumgartner. 

     Visitation will be held on Monday from 11:00am – 3:00pm at Williamson-Spencer and Penrod Funeral Home in Portland. Private graveside service will follow at Green Park Cemetery in Portland.  Pastor Hugh Kelly will officiate the services.      

     Memorials may be directed to State of the Heart Care in Portland.

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May 11, 2020

11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Williamson, Spencer and Penrod Funeral Homes - Portland Chapel
208 N. Commerce
Portland, IN 47371

Private Graveside

Green Park Cemetery
904 Blaine Pike
Portland, IN 47371

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