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Dorothea “Dot” Johnson, 84, Bloomington

Dorothea “Dot” Johnson, 84, of Bloomington and formerly of Spencer, died Thursday afternoon, June 13, 2013, at IU Health Bloomington Hospital. She was born Jan. 4, 1929 in Brown County, daughter of Harry V. and Ethel (Pogue) Mathis, and was a graduate of Nashville High School. She was a homemaker and previously worked at Brown County State Park, where she met her future husband, Louis Johnson. She was a member and former Sunday school teacher at Wesley United Methodist Church in Indianapolis and also a Girl Scout leader.

Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Bj and Frederic Bennett of Spencer and Mariann and Ken Lawson of Cincinnati, Ohio; four grandchildren, Jeremiah (wife Shannon) Rieke of Bloomington, Jonathan Rieke of Indianapolis, Brad and Bethany Lawson (fiance Jesse Bamber), both of Cincinnati. Also surviving is a sister, Betty (husband Wayne) Carmichael of Bloomington; four sisters-n-law, Juanita Mathis of Indianapolis, Martha Mathis of Beauford, S.C., Louise Johnson of Bloomington and Mary Ellen Johnson of Beaver Falls, Penn.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lewis W. “Johnny” Johnson; her parents; and two brothers, Russell H. and Charles W. “Charley” Mathis.

A celebration of life service was conducted Sunday, June 16, 2013, at Allen Funeral Home with her daughter, Rev. Bj Bennett officiating. Friends called before the service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Spencer United Methodist Church Food Pantry in care of the funeral home. Online condolences can be sent to the family at www.allenfuneralhome.org.

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  • December 18
    WRAPS meetings
    7 to 9 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • December 18
    Nashville Town Council
    6:30 p.m. Town Hall, 200 Commercial St.
  • December 19
    Bingo
    5 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North.
  • December 19
    Christmas sing-along at The Playhouse
    7:30 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 19
    Live band at dance barn
    6 p.m. Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West
  • December 19
    Live hip hop music at dance barn
    7 p.m. Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West
  • December 20
    Live band at dance barn
    6 p.m. Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West
  • December 20
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • December 20
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • December 20
    'Gone Girl' at the Playhouse
    1 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 20
    Railroad museum features model Christmas trains
    1 to 7 p.m. BC RR Museum, 18 W. Three Story Hill Road, Fruitdale
  • December 21
    'Gone Girl' at the Playhouse
    1 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 21
    Railroad museum features model Christmas trains
    1 to 7 p.m. BC RR Museum, 18 W. Three Story Hill Road, Fruitdale
  • December 23
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • December 24
    Nashville government offices CLOSED
  • December 24
    Christmas Eve Communion service at Becks Grove church
    7 p.m. Becks Grove Christian Church, 8009 Becks Grove Road
  • December 24
    Candlelight service at Helmsburg church Christmas Eve
    7 p.m. Brown County Community Church, 2370 Main St., Helmsburg
  • December 24
    Candlelight service set for Christmas Eve
    6:30 p.m. Country Gospel Music Church, 5181 State Road 46 East
  • December 24
    Cordry church hosts candlelight service Christmas Eve
    7 p.m. Church of the Lakes, 8844 Nineveh Road
  • December 25
    Government Offices CLOSED
  • December 26
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • December 26
    Brown County Government Offices CLOSED
  • December 27
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • December 27
    Live band at dance barn
    7:30 p.m. Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West