Lavina Johnson

Jul 05, 1942 - Oct 06, 2021

Lavina Johnson

July 05, 1942 - October 06, 2021

Obituary

Lavina Johnson 79, of Malvern, IA, unexpectedly passed away at her home on Wednesday, October 6, 2021. Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at the Malvern United Methodist Church in Malvern. Visitation will be held on Monday, October 11, 2021 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Loess Hills Funeral Home in Malvern. Loess Hills Funeral Home in Malvern is caring for Lavina and her family.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorials be sent to the Malvern United Methodist Church, Malvern Volunteer Fire Department or Malvern Volunteer Rescue.

Lavina Elaine (Alberts) Johnson, 79, of Malvern, IA, unexpectedly passed away at her home on October 6, 2021.
Lavina was born on July 5, 1942 on a farm southwest of Malvern, one of four children of Alton William and Helen Louise (Shaw) Alberts. She attended kindergarten at Mt. Vernon country school and Malvern Public School until 1959 when her family moved to the community of Strahan, Iowa. Lavina graduated from Strahan Consolidate School in 1960. She continued her education at Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Education. Lavina taught school for one year for the Nishna Valley School District and was a substitute teacher for both Malvern and Nishna Valley Schools.
Lavina and Roger Allen Johnson were united in marriage on February 9, 1964 in Malvern. They began their new life together in a home in the Strahan community. They were blessed with two children, Jeffery Allen and Tamara Elaine.
In 1966, the family moved to Shenandoah, Iowa, lived a year in 1969 in Audubon, Iowa, and in 1970, the family moved to live in Malvern.
Lavina was a member of the Malvern United Methodist Church and HSC Women's Club, and Friends of the Malvern Public Library. She enjoyed coin collecting, reading, puzzles, and crossword puzzles. She and Roger enjoyed golfing and square dancing. She would go to the YMCA in Red Oak where she took water aerobics. Lavina loved spending time near the ocean and for 35 years every January they spent time in Hawaii. She enjoyed watching her grandson Gage's ballgames. Lavina loved driving around in her convertible cars (with the top down of course).
Lavina was preceded in death by her parents; sister Rosalie McCain and husband Jim; and brother Lavern Alberts.
Lavina is survived by her beloved husband of 57 years, Roger Johnson of Malvern; son Jeff Johnson of Malvern; daughter Tamara Jahnke and husband Jason of Vinita, OK; grandson Gage Jahnke; sister Carolyn Lukehart and husband Richard of Griswold, IA; sister-in-law Jeannie Alberts of Denison, IA; other relatives; and many friends.

Services

Visitation
Mon, Oct 11, 2021 at 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Loess Hills Funeral Home - Malvern

208 East 4th Street
Malvern, Iowa 51551

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Celebration of Life
Tue, Oct 12, 2021 at 11:00 am
Malvern United Methodist Church

201 East 5th Street
Malvern, Iowa 51551

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