DUE TO FEDERAL AND STATE GUIDANCE ON GATHERINGS DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, MASKS ARE REQUIRED AT THE VISITATION AND FUNERAL SERVICE. THE FUNERAL SERVICE WILL BE LIVE STREAMED ON THE FOUTS FUNERAL HOME FACEBOOK PAGE STARTING AT 2:00 P.M.. WE WILL BE LIMITING THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE IN THE FUNERAL HOME TO 15 AT A TIME FOR THE VISITATION.
Claribel (Buck) Johnson was born August 21, 1927, to Johanna (Meyer) and John Buck in Hutchinson, Kansas. She was raised in Hutchinson until her freshman year in high school. The family then moved to Alameda, California where Claribel graduated from high school in 1945. Claribel married Oscar Johnson on November 19, 1945, at the United Methodist Church in Alameda. After Oscar’s honorable discharge from Navy in 1947, the couple then returned to Woodbine, Iowa to farm. They purchased their farm in 1950.
Claribel was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Woodbine. She was active with the Methodist Women’s groups and various other committees within the church. She was also a member of the FFW neighborhood club. Claribel loved her family and she enjoyed entertaining family and friends.
Claribel died on Saturday, December 5, 2020 at her home in Woodbine at the age of 93 years, three months and 14 days.
Claribel was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Oscar Johnson, on April 28, 2003; brother, Donald Buck; and two sons-in-law, Donald Robertson and Alan Schwertley. She is survived by her four children, Pam Schwertley of Omaha, Nebraska, Elaine Robertson and Gary Hill of Kansas City, Missouri, David Johnson and his wife Rhonda of Saucier, Mississippi and Diane and her husband David Gilmore of Colorado Springs, Colorado; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; good friends, Jeff Sinley and his wife Maria of Phoenix, Arizona; and many other relatives and friends.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Woodbine United Methodist Church.