We honor here members, friends and supporters of the American Council of the Blind who have impacted our lives in many wonderful ways. If you would like to submit a notice for this column, please include as much of the following information as possible.
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Deaths that occurred more than six months ago cannot be reported in this column.
July 4, 1926-April 25, 2016
Imogene Johnson, a long-time member and past president of the Arkansas Council of the Blind, died April 25, 2016. Imogene was born July 4, 1926 in London, Ky. She worked at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences as a darkroom technician for 42 years. She was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church in Little Rock. Imogene also helped raise her brother’s three children. A sweet and caring soul, she loved her family and friends and took great pleasure in life. She was an inspiration to all.
She is predeceased by her parents, Alda and Exie Johnson of Kentucky, and brother, Denton Johnson, of Benton, Ark. She is survived by her brothers, Alton Johnson and Jim Johnson; nieces, Jana Gregory (Jim) of Benton and Glenda Cooper of Little Rock; her nephew, Jeff Johnson (Michelle) of Benton; and many great nieces and nephews, and a great-great nephew. A graveside service was held at A.R. Dyche Cemetery in London, Ky., on May 2. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Arkansas Council of the Blind, c/o Rachel Ames, Treasurer, 1937 S. Custer Ln., Fayetteville, AR 72701. An online guestbook is available at www.griffinleggetthealeyroth.com.