A native of Chattanooga, she had made her home in Franklin County for more than 60 years and was a 1951 graduate of Franklin County High School.
She is preceded in death by her husband, James W. Johnson; sister, Mary Carson; brothers, Arthur Degnan, Pete Degnan and James Degnan.
She is survived by he brothers, William R. Degnan and Marion Rex Degnan, both of Arizona; niece, Sandra (David) DeLeeuw of Collierville, TN; nephew, Mark (Lisa) Carson of Winchester; several other nieces and nephews.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday April 25, 2012 at Good Shepherd Church in Decherd.
Interment will follow at Franklin Memorial Gardens. Friends and family members will serve as pallbearers.
The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday evening.
In Lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to American Heart Association 1818 Patterson Street, Nashville, TN 37203.
Watson-North Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.