Paula Lucille Johnson of Bloomfield, Missouri daughter of the late Paul and Rada Allene (McMclard) Helderman was born on March 19, 1941 in Neelys Landing, Missouri, went to be with the Lord on July 31, 2022 in Saint Louis, Missouri at the age of 81.
She lived in Bloomfield the last 17 years, but also lived near Bell City, outside of Burfordsville Missouri. She attended Helderman Grade School and graduated from College High School in Cape Girardeau Missouri in May of 1957. Paula was a faithful member of The Bible Tabernacle Church in Bloomfield, Missouri. She enjoyed quilting, spending time with her grand and great grand children as well as her three furry friends named Gracie, Bella and Zoey. She also enjoyed picking at you in a friendly way. Paula worked a huge part of her life in the food industry as a manager of Kentucky Fried Chicken in Jackson and Dexter, Missouri. She retired from Pizza Hut management in September of 2013.
Paula was married to Jerry Busby until his passing and then married Jerry Johnson and was married until his passing.
Paula is survived by one daughter Kimberly (Paul) Scheffer of Marble Hill, Missouri; one brother Ronnie (Kay) Helderman of Fruitland, Missouri; one step-son Kenny(Kim) Johnson of Bloomfield; three wonderful granddaughters Jordon Maddox of Bloomfield, Missouri; Jessica Maddox of Morley, Missouri; Kelly Johnson Fewell; five vey special great grandchildren Addison, Emma, Emily, Alyssa and Seth. Three close friends; Brenda Wilson, Bonnie Cooper and Lilly Newell. A host of family, Church family and friends also survive.
Visitation will be held on Friday, August 5, 2022, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter, Missouri.
Funeral Services will be held on Friday, August 5, 2022, at 12:00 p.m. at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter, Missouri with Pastor David Wilson officiating and Watkins and Sons Funeral Home of Dexter in charge of all arrangements.
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