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Unconditional love and generosity characterized my mother-in-law, Martha Johnson. She was a lady of keen insight and intelligence and never tired of showering her love upon her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. We will miss her.
Aunt Martha was one the most influential people in my life. Both her and uncle Jim took me in just like their own child when I attended Purdue. Never was her house anything but a source of a full belly and a great deal of love for her nephew.
I will miss you greatly Aunt Martha,
Love Mike Sammons
Martha was a wonderful lady, it was truly an honor to get to know her! She would share stories while growing up, Martha was proud of her children, grand children and great grand children. We always enjoyed visits from her grand dog, Deegan! I will miss Martha, she will be missed. Prayers and comfort to Martha’s family during this difficult time.
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Martha L. Johnson, 87, of West Lafayette, peacefully passed away at home on Monday, December 27, 2021. Martha was born on March 3, 1934 in Lafayette, Indiana, to the late Murray C. Sammons and Doris Panlener Sammons.
Martha grew up in West Lafayette, where she graduated from West Lafayette High School in 1951 and went on to attend Purdue University. Martha was married for 61 years on December 29, 1953 to James G. Johnson who preceded her in death on December 28, 2014.
Martha was the Secretary/Treasurer as well as the Office Manager of their family-owned businesses. Martha was a member of the St. Andrew Church in West Lafayette. Martha loved Purdue football and basketball and raking leaves in the fall. Her greatest love was for her family and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Surviving Martha are, her daughter, Janet Johnson Seale (Spouse – Mike); her son, James R. Johnson (Spouse – Necie); and daughter, Tami Johnson Hicks (Spouse – Steve). As well as her seven grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.
Preceding Martha in death are, her oldest sister, Peggy Sammons Burris and Madelyn Sammons Graves. Martha has one living brother, Bob Sammons.
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