obituary Ruth Velek Johnson
- Waco Tribune Herald
Sunday Sept 3, 2006
Ruth Velek Johnson of Waco, Passed away Friday morning September 1, 2006 at
her residence. Rosary and Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10
a.m. Monday, Sept. 4, at St. Mary's Catholic Church of the Assumption in
West, with Father Melvin Dornak as celebrant. Burial will follow at St.
Mary's Cemetery in West. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Sept. 3, at
Kotch Funeral Home in West.
Mrs. Johnson was born and raised in West and lived in Waco most of her life.
She was the daughter of Frank and Elizabeth "Bessie" Soukup Velek. She was
a retired employee of the Owens-Illinois Glass Plant in Waco, and a member
of St. Louis Catholic Church. She married Truett Johnson on July 18, 1968
Mrs. Johnson is survived by her husband Truett Johnson of Waco; two sons,
James "Bo" Blair of Waco and Tom Blair of McGregor; two daughters, Cheryl
Birdwell of Axtell, and Nancy Linkous of Waco; sister, Rosie Thrower of
Houston; 12 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.