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Catherine  Virginia  Johnson
     Catherine Virginia "Katie" Johnson, 93, of North Platte passed away Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at Linden Court in North Platte. She was born Feb. 8, 1920 to Tolliver Posey and Gladys Florence Ervin Black in Daykin. Katie grew up in the Daykin and Fairbury area and attended school there.
     On July 18, 1937, Katie married James Carter Rhoden and to this union three sons were born, James C., Jr., Frank E. and John T. The family later moved to North Platte in 1949. In July 1953, Katie married Carroll O. Johnson at North Platte where they made their home.
     Katie was a member of the Eagles Auxiliary No. 2839. She enjoyed playing cards, knitting and spending time with her grandkids. She also liked to travel, fish and camp.
     Survivors include her sons, Frank (Fae) Rhoden of Sun Tan Valley, Ariz. and John (Carolyn) Rhoden of North Platte; eight grandchildren, Joe Rhoden, Mike Rhoden, Chawna Treat, Leah Burke, Maria Vassil, John W. Rhoden, Gina Curtis and Mark Rhoden; 10 great-grandchildren; two great great-grandchildren; a brother, Cecil (Ann) Black of Redding, Calif.; many nieces, nephews and other family.
     Katie was preceded in death by her husband in 1988; a son, James Rhoden, Jr.; her parents; two sisters, Joyce Haney and Berniece Wehrli; five brothers, Joe, Warren, Claude, Robert and Ben Black; her granddaughter, Cathy Rhoden; and three great-grandsons, Daniel and Tyler Treat and Joshua Haffner.
     Memorials are suggested to the Callahan Cancer Center.
     Funeral service was at 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at Odean Colonial Chapel with Gary Smith officiating. Burial followed in Fort McPherson National Cemetery. Odean Colonial Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
First published in The North Platte Bulletin print edition on 5/29/2013
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