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Jane Johnson

Born in Savannah, Ga., in 1923, Jane grew up in Clearwater, Fla., and Union City.
Following a family gathering at the Frankfort Cemetery, friends are invited to celebrate at a memorial service noon Thursday at First Christian Church at 308 Ann St. in Frankfort. A reception will follow in First Christian Church fellowship hall honoring her lifelong contribution to family and many favorite volunteer community activities.
The family requests that memorials be made to the American Red Cross in her memory.
A graduate of Murray (Ky.) State University, she taught Spanish, speech, journalism and theatre at Hickman County High School in Clinton, Ky., from 1964 until retiring in 1980. She also taught Spanish and journalism at Frankfort High School in Frankfort, Ky.
Jane was an active member of The Church of Ascension and the Silent Workers Circle and served as a volunteer for the Frankfort Regional Medical Center. She was long-standing member and regent of Daughters of the American Revolution, American Red Cross, Retired Teachers Association and International Exchange Program, taking students on many trips to Spain and Mexico. Jane never met a stranger, man nor beast.
She was preceded by her beloved husband of 48 years, Joe R. Johnson, and is survived by three children, Joe Russell Johnson (Cheryl), Elizabeth (Johnson) Smither (Fantley) and Robert White Johnson (Jeff Nally); three grandchildren, F. Clay Smither, Matthew Russell Smither and Adam Robert Nally-Johnson; and a great-grandson, Fantley Michael Smither.
Arrangements are under the care of Rogers Funeral Home, and online condolences can be made at