OBITUARY: Johnnie Kay (Janzen) Morrison

Johnnie Kay (Janzen) Morrison, 76, lost her battle with cancer on July 9, 2019, in Murrieta, Calif.

She was born April 13, 1943, to Ilene Shank Chisholm and Arnold (John) Janzen in Newton. She grew up in Peabody before moving to Newton where she attending the later years of elementary school through high school. She graduated from Newton High School in 1961. Later that year, she married Lloyd (Speed) Nunns and had three children, Jeffrey Darren, Lisa Ann and Lori Lynn, before moving to Hutchinson where she worked as a travel agent for many years.

In May 1991, she married Ronald (Ron) Morrison and moved to Grove Okla., Noel, Mo., then back to Newton, where she retired from More Inc. before joining her children in California in 2016.

She is survived by her children, Jeff (Devon) and Lisa, Lori (Bill); granddaughters Lauren and Lindsey; great-granddaughter Logan; stepchildren Trudi (David), Kirk (Rhonda), Chris (Kelly), Darrin; step-grandchildren Abby, Cameron, Matt, Bayli, Bryce, Rachele and Randy; sister/cousin Ann Shank Stimac, half siblings, Charles, Vicki (Hahnfeld) and Shari Janzen; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, stepson Darrin and grandson-in-law Paul.

The service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 18, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Newton. She will be laid to rest in Newton’s Greenwood Cemetery. The casket will be open one prior to the service at the church.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, St. Mary’s Church, Hospice of the Valley, Murrieta, or Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Kansas, in care of Petersen Funeral Home in Newton.

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