Funeral services for Wanda M. Johnson, 95, of Clinton, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in Clinton’s First Baptist Church.
Wanda Margaret Johnson was born July 23, 1923, to James W. Pigg and Lois (Starkey) Pigg in Gladstone, N.M., and passed away early Sunday, June 23, 2019, at the Grace Living Center in Clinton.
She was raised in Martha, where she also graduated from high school. She continued her education at Altus Junior College in Altus.
Wanda later moved to Dallas, Texas, and worked as a secretary in an aircraft factory during the war.
In June of 1944 she married Jimmie L. Johnson Sr. They made their home in Blair, where she owned and operated a beauty shop for more than 20 years. She also worked at the tag agency and for the Savage Hardware Store.
When Wanda retired she moved to Clinton, where her husband became a resident of the Oklahoma Veterans Center.
She had been a longtime, faithful member of the Blair First Baptist Church, holding many positions, and later at the Clinton First Baptist Church.
Wanda was a volunteer for many organizations, including meals-on-wheels, the Clinton Veterans Center, TRIAD, and nursing homes. She mentored students at Southwest School and helped children with reading and all kinds of sports. Her passion was volunteering at the Route 66 Museum, and she gave them more than 17,800 volunteer hours.
She was preceded in death by her husband in 1993; her parents; two sisters, Oleta Franklin and Mackey Pigg; and two brothers, J.W. Pigg and Orville Pigg.
She is survived by two sons, Jimmie L. Johnson, and wife Darla, of Clinton, and Jerry L. Johnson and wife Shirley, Hot Springs Village, Ark.; and a sister Barbra Deiter, Memphis, Tenn.
She is also survived by several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
The family has suggested those wanting to give memorial contributions may do so to the First Baptist Church of Clinton, 900 Frisco Ave., or Friends of Clinton Route 66 Museum Inc., 2229 Gary Blvd, Clinton 73601.
The service will be officiated by Doyle Kenney and Vann Leonard. Burial will follow at Martha Cemetery in Martha.