Gladys I. Johnson, 94, of McPherson, passed away peacefully on April 3, 2018, surrounded by family at The Cedars, McPherson.

She had worked as an Agent-Telegrapher for Union Pacific Railroad at several stations in Kansas and as a custodian at the Brethren Church and First United Methodist Church.

She also worked at Prairie Gardens.

Gladys was born on Jan. 29, 1924, in Doniphan, Nebraska, the daughter of Eugene Arnold and Geraldine May (Riffey) Gregg.

She graduated from Nebraska Technical School in Omaha, Nebraska. Gladys was united in marriage to Glen M. Johnson on May 15, 1944, in Hays. He preceded her in death on Dec. 24, 2003.

She was a member of First United Methodist Church and the VFW Auxiliary.

Survivors include: children, Gene Johnson (Pat) of McPherson, Christine Biere of Highlands Ranch, Colorado, and Dana Johnson (Cheryl) of Lawrence; siblings, Junior Gregg of Lincoln, Nebraska, Kay Jones of Hastings, Nebraska, and Larry Creason of Grand Island, Nebraska; five grandchildren, Annette Palmer (Jed), Lisa Davis (Brian), Mike Biere (Diane), Brian Johnson (April), and Tony Johnson (Rachel); 11 great-grandchildren, Declan Palmer, Tiernan Palmer, Kennedy Johnson, Landon Johnson, Xander Johnson, Logan Davis, Kara Davis, Lindy Thatcher, Emma Thatcher, Jarin Thatcher, and Alex Johnson.

She was preceded in death by her parents, step-father, Marion Creason, and husband. Visitation will be held from 3 to 7 p.m., Friday, April 6 at Stockham Family Funeral Home with family receiving friends from 5 to 7 p.m.

The funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 7 at Stockham Family Funeral Home with the Rev. Darren Frazier officiating. Burial will follow at McPherson Cemetery with fraternal rites by the VFW Auxiliary.

Memorial donations may be given to First United Methodist Church or VFW Children’s Home in care of Stockham Family Funeral Home, 205 N. Chestnut, McPherson, KS 67460. Personal condolences may be sent to the family at