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Belva Jean (Arnold) Johnson

December 25, 1934 ~ December 6, 2023 (age 88) 88 Years Old

Belva Johnson Obituary

Belva Jean (Arnold) Johnson was born December 25, 1934, in Lincoln, Nebraska to Ross G. and Helen J. (Stephen) Arnold, the youngest of three children and passed away Wednesday, December 6, 2023, at the York General Hearthstone in York at the age of 88. 

Belva graduated from Dorchester Public Schools. She was united in marriage to Charley Gilbert Johnson on May 27, 1951, in Beatrice, and to this union five children were born, Nicky Bryan, Dwayne Stephen, Kim, Brad, and Holly. Belva was a cook at Warren Memorial Hospital for three years, worked at the Crete Mills for nine years, Hughes Brothers for three years, and a cook and waitress for many years. She was a faithful member of the United Methodist Church in Dorchester for 75 years.

Belva had many hobbies; she loved to decorate and sell cakes, listen to Elvis, paint art, work on puzzles, needle point in the Crete Nursing Home, play cards, and most especially spending time with her family and grandchildren.

Belva is survived by her sons, Kim (Tereasa) Johnson, York, NE, and Brad Johnson, Dorchester, NE; Daughter Holly (Dennis) Baber, Wilber, NE; 9 grandchildren, 3 step-grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and 13 step great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ross and Helen Arnold; her husband, Charley Johnson; two sons Nicky Bryan, and Dwayne Stephen; brother, Dale Arnold; and sister, Lois Eret and brother-in-law, Don Eret. 

A Visitation will be held at the Friend Funeral home in Friend, NE, on Sunday December 10, 2023, from 2:00-8:00 p.m. with family greeting and receiving friends and relatives form 5:00-7:00 p.m.

Funeral Service will be held Monday December 11, at 10:00 a.m. at the Dorchester United Methodist Church.

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Burial will be at the Dorchester Cemetery.

Memorials will be designated to the United Methodist Church in Dorchester, NE.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Lauber Funeral and Cremation Services, Friend.

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December 10, 2023

2:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Lauber Funeral Home
814 Maple Street
Friend, NE 68359

Funeral Service
December 11, 2023

10:00 AM
Dorchester United Methodist Church
612 Lincoln Ave
Dorchester, NE 68343

Video is available for this event

Graveside Service
December 11, 2023

11:00 AM
Dorchester Cemetery
111 Rd
Dorchester, NE 68343


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