Boyd Edwin Johnson, age 86, of Rolla, Kansas, died Wednesday, February 21, 2018, at Stevens County Hospital in Hugoton, Kansas. He was born March 24, 1931, on the farm southeast of Wilburton, Kansas. He is the son of Clinton Martin Johnson and Edith Pearl (Stall) Johnson.
Boyd, a farmer and rancher, was a resident of Stevens County most of his life. He started farming and ranching when he was 16 years old. He was a member of the Church of the Nazarene since the 1940’s, Gideon’s International, and served as a board member for the Good Luck Schools in Stevens County, and was also a member of the Stevens County Farm Bureau. Boyd and Elva enjoyed camping and spending winters in Arizona and summers in New Mexico.
He married Elva Fay White on August 20, 1950, in Elkhart, Kansas. She survives.
Other survivors include sons, Darrel Edwin Johnson and wife Linda (Wilcoxson) of Manhattan, and Wayne Allen Johnson of Rolla; daughter, Darla Fay (Johnson) Smith and husband Dennis of Dammeron Valley, Utah; ten grandchildren, Kayla Marie, Kyle Edwin, Klay Allen, Jeremiah Wayne, Matthew Kit and wife Emily (Lott), Zachary Todd and wife Mercedes (Hays), Nathan Allen, Joshua Aaron Smith and wife Simone (Molitor), Jerrod Ray Smith, Ashley Michelle (Smith) Welle and husband Joey; six Johnson great-grandchildren, Weston Kit, Wyatt Lane, Lillian Josephine, Ellinor Fay, Micah Charles, and Gracelynn Mae.
Boyd is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Clifford; sister, Alice; and infant siblings, James Johnson and Barbara Johnson.
Funeral service will be held Saturday, February 24, 2018, at 10:00 AM at the Church of the Nazarene in Elkhart, Kansas, with Pastor Jimmye Cole officiating. Interment will follow at the Elkhart Cemetery. Friends may call Friday, February 23, 2018, from 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Garnand Funeral Home in Elkhart. Memorials may be given to Nazarene Compassionate Ministries or Gideon’s International both in care of Garnand Funeral Home, PO Box 854, Elkhart, KS 67950.