Delores J. Johnson
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Delores J. Johnson
  • November 25, 1944 - August 20, 2017
  • Wichita, Kansas

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Delores “Dee” June (Bingenheimer) Johnson of Wichita, KS died on August 20, 2017. She was 72 years old. She passed comfortably and was surrounded by family and friends at the time.Dee was born and raised in Topeka, KS She graduated high school in 1962 and later attended Washburn University. She returned to college and majored in Women’s Studies at Wichita State University. She was a proud Episcopalian and gave regularly to causes and charities. She married Arthur Johnson on September 11, 1964, and they had two children together. After Art’s death in 1984, she met Marjorie Annis, her life partner, in 1990. Dee and Marjorie were together for nearly 27 years. Dee chose her own path and weathered all of life’s storms with unequaled intelligence and strength. She was a woman of character and was loved by many throughout her life.She was also a two time victor over cancer, a testament to her strength and endurance. She was preceded in death by her husband Arthur Wilder Johnson, her father Earl Malcolm Bingenheimer, her mother Marjorie Jane Johnson, and her brother Marc Bingenheimer. She is survived by Marjorie Carol Annis; her daughter Susan “Sue” Lynn Beam; her son John Arthur Johnson and his wife Yoshiko Nakakura; her granddaughter Mika Johnson; her sister-in-law’s family: Tom Blatchford, Marty Blatchford, Ben Blatchford, and Randas Stevens, and numerous beloved aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. A service will be held at St. John’s Episcopal Church on Friday, August 25, 2017, at 3 PM in Wichita, KS. A memorial service will be held at Lakeview Funeral Home and Cemetery, in Wichita, October 6, 2017, at 2pm, for family and friends. The family is grateful for the condolences, but declines flowers in lieu of donations in Dee’s name to the American Cancer Society, The Kansas Humane Society, the Wichita Area A.A. groups, or St. John’s Episcopal Church.