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Chester R. "Burtop" Johnson

Tuesday, December 28, 2004 from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia, Missouri.

Tuesday, December 28, 2004 at 11 a.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia, Missouri.
Officiating will be: Rev. Bob Hoehn.
Music provided by: selected favorite hymns.
Interment will be in the Farber Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Richard Johnson, Bobby Johnson, Jeremy Johnson, Ryan Johnson, Billy Joe Johnson, Aubrey Johnson and Sarah Johnson..

Chester R. "Burtop" Johnson passed away at 6:40 p.m. on Thursday, December 23, 2004 at the Tri-County Care Center in Vandalia, Missouri. He was a Farber High School graduate and a lifelong Farber/Vandalia area resident. "Burtop" served in the U. S. Navy during World War II and continued his career on the water by working as an engineer on a tug with the Mississippi Barge Company for over 40 years. He was a life member of Vandalia VFW Post 2173.

Born: April 17, 1918 in Perry, Missouri.

Married: Billie Earl Henry who preceded him in death on January 29, 1993.

Survivors include: three sons, Raymond and wife, Joyce Johnson of rural Vandalia; Terry and wife, Linda Johnson of Muse, Oklahoma and Garrett and wife, Sue Johnson of Kansas City; one daughter, Susan and husband, Steve Keith of Weston, Missouri; also survived by several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by: wife, Billie; two brothers; Lloyd Johnson and Zeke Johnson; three sisters; Gladys McWhirt, Freida Wasson and Lillian Johnson; one grandson, Billy Johnson.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, P O Box 972, Mexico, Missouri 65265-0972.

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