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Obituary for Bobbie L Johnson

Barbara “Bobbie” Johnson, age 79, of Sidney, Nebraska passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 28, 2024. Barbara’s grace, kindness, and unwavering love touched the lives of all who knew her. A graveside service will be held 10:00 A.M. Saturday, May 11, 2024 at Greenwood Cemetery in Sidney, NE. Friends may stop at Gehrig-Stitt Chapel Friday, May 10th from 1:00-6:00 to leave condolences. No family will be present. Memorials may be given to ALSAC, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
You may view Bobbie’s Book of Memories, leave condolences, photos and stories at Gehrig-Stitt Chapel & Cremation Service, LLC is in charge of Bobbie’s care and funeral arrangements.
Barbara Lorrie Johnson was born on June 27, 1944, at the Taylor Hospital in Sidney, Nebraska. She was the daughter of Paul Elsam Wilson and Mildred Lorrie (Rapp) Wilson. She and her nine siblings grew up on their family homestead just west of Sidney. Bobbie attended school in Sidney, where she met her husband, Darrell Johnson. Bobbie and Darrell were married on December 27, 1961, in Bridgeport, Nebraska. To this union they had four children. She was a devoted wife who rarely spent time apart from Darrell. They drove nearly every day to watch the deer in the Sidney cemetery. Bobbie was an avid gardener who grew beautiful roses, peonies, and dahlias. She and Darrell spent almost every summer evening sitting on their porch amongst Bobbie’s flowers while greeting their neighbors who walked by.
Bobbie was a nurturing mother and a beloved grandmother whose love knew no bounds. Her gentle spirit and soft laughter brought joy to those around her. Her love was unparalleled, and her memory will live on in the hearts of all who were fortunate enough to have known her.
Barbara was preceded in death by her parents, Paul and Mildred Wilson; in-laws, David and Nema Johnson; infant brother, Donald Wilson; and infant great-grandson, Jonas Phillips.
Barbara is survived by her husband, Darrell Johnson, children and their spouses: Shawnda Jackson (Richard), Shannon Pittam (Scott), Shane Johnson, and Sharrell Keane (Pat), grandchildren: Brent Jackson (Shannyn), Brittney Zayas (Hector), Brady Jackson (Melanie), Brianna DeWitt (Steven), Krista Pittam (Aaron), Alec Johnson, Abbie Johnson, Brenner Keane (Leslie), Jenna Keane, great grandchildren: Alyssa Jimenez (Jose’), Josiah Phillips, Julien Phillips, Juliana Zayas, Freya DeWitt; great-great grandchildren: Ava Jimenez, Mia Jimenez. She is also survived by siblings: Keith Wilson, Marianne Kallhoff, Loretta Naprstek, Doug Wilson, Francis “Ed” Wilson, Randall “Sam” Wilson, Kathy Solberg, Rex Wilson, Cary “Bo” Wilson; and many nieces and nephews.
Bobbie’s love will continue to guide and inspire us each day. She is greatly loved and will be deeply missed.