Joanne Cruse Johnson

October 18, 2021 ~ December 17, 2021



Joanne “Cruse” Johnson, age 89, of Paducah, Kentucky passed away on Friday, December 17, 2021 at Parkview Nursing and Rehab Center.

Joanne was born in Paducah on October 18, 1932 to the late Leland Boyd Cruse and Inez Dean “Wolfe” Cruse. She was a lifelong member of Margaret Hank Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Paducah. When Joanne’s children were in school, she was very active with the PTA. She was also a member of the local homemaker’s organization and for a brief period of time she served on the Lyon County Library Board. Joanne enjoyed working in her garden, feeding the birds in her yard, cooking, cleaning, entertaining, camping and doing crafts. In recent years she spent a lot of time making bracelets.

Joanne is survived by her two sons, Michael E Jones (Cynthia) of Louisville, Kentucky and David B Jones (Joan) of Paducah; one brother, Fred B Cruse (Barbara) of Paducah; three grandchildren, Jody Morse, Michael Jones (Rachael), and Scott Schwartz; four great- grandchildren; two great- great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her husband of 21 years, Walter R Johnson M.D.; two brothers, Charles Pugh and James Dale Cruse; one grandchild, Jennifer Jones; and her parents.

Funeral Services will be held at 12:00 PM on Tuesday, December 21, 2021 at Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Paducah with Dr. Chris Fleming officiating. Burial will follow in the Maplelawn Park Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 10:00 AM until 12 PM on Tuesday, December 21, 2021 at Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Paducah.

Expressions of sympathy may be made in Joanne’s name to: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude PL, Memphis, TN 38105.

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December 21, 2021

1:00 PM
Maplelawn Park Cemetery
1335 N. 13th St.
Paducah, KY 42001

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