WU mourns loss of Jeanie Johnson

Ryan Ogle

Long-time Washburn Univer­sity employee Jeanie Johnson lost her battle with cancer on Friday, Sept. 12 at Midland Care Hospice House.

According to a statement sent out last week by university offi­cials, Johnson started in the Ad­missions office in July 1989 and was an integral part of office op­erations and events.

As stated in her obituary, Johnson was born April 3, 1946, to Manuel and Aline Faries DeCosta on the island of Ber­muda. She moved to America in 1967. She was known for her love of cooking and music, and belonged to the Sweet Adelines singing group.

She is survived by her sister, Diana Ehlers and several nieces and nephews.

Johnson was laid to rest on Monday, Sept. 22 at Kevin Brennan Family Funeral Home in Topeka.

Family and friends have sug­gested that memorial contribu­tions be made to Helping Hands Humane Society and The Salva­tion Army, both located in Tope­ka.

The Washburn Review staff would like to extend our condo­lences to those whose lives were touched by Johnson.

A full obituary can be read at www.kevinbrennanfamily.com.