Ruth Ann McKeehan-Johnson

Ruth Ann McKeehan-Johnson

January 03, 1942 - December 08, 2020

Ruth Ann McKeehan-Johnson 78, of Agency and formerly of the Lockridge and Mt. Pleasant communities, entered into eternity on December 8, 2020 at her home in Agency. She transitioned to her eternal home in heaven after a hard fight against brain cancer. The cancer never stole her joy for life. She marveled at God’s blessings in that she experienced no pain until the very end.

Ruth Ann was born in Ottumwa, Iowa on Jan 3, 1942, to Paul and Martha Wright. She was raised in the Batavia area and attended school and the Gospel Light House Church.
She was united in marriage to Larry McKeehan on May 27, 1967, Larry passed away on September 10, 2013. She later married Roger Johnson in December of 2015, in Agency.

She graduated from Indian Hills Community College as a Licensed Practical nurse in 1966. In 1987 she graduated from Southeastern Community College with a Registered Nurse degree. Throughout her nursing career she worked at various nursing homes, but primarily at the Mt. Pleasant Mental Health Institute and prison, until she retired in 2001. She enjoyed a long career and appreciated the many friends she made there.

Throughout her life Ruth Ann sold different things Sarah Coventry, Queens Way, Mary Kay and after retirement, she sold Ozark Insurance. She was very successful and won many sales awards. Ruth Ann loved to sing. Throughout her life she sang with others in many different forms, most recently the Rhythm Rockers and the Agency United Methodist Church Choir. She also enjoyed attending Southern Gospel music concerts.
She enjoyed all types of travel, especially to Virginia, Texas, Arizona, and Florida. She traveled to Egypt in 1998. She also volunteered for mission trips to Louisiana, helped with church camp, Vacation Bible School, and organized Operation Shoe Box at her church. She supported gospel outreach and missions financially and prayerfully.

She is survived by her husband, Roger Johnson and her two children -- Larry K. (Denise) McKeehan, Jarrell, TX and Lanette (Patrick) Hillman, Charlottesville, VA -- her eight grandchildren -- Katrina McKeehan, Mitchell Hillman (Vonne), Nicole McKeehan, Samantha Marchetti (Anthony), Marshall Hillman (Emily), Major Hillman, Miles Hillman, and Jake McKeehan -- her eleven great grandchildren -- her sister, Pauline (Ray) Rangen, her sisters-in-law, Pauline Spees and Darlene Roberts.

Ruth Ann was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Larry McKeehan and infant daughter.

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, December 12, 2020, at 10:30 a.m. at the Agency United Methodist Church in Agency with Pastor Kelly W. Peavey officiating. Burial will be in the Glasgow Cemetery. Friends may call on Friday at the Murphy Funeral Home of Mt. Pleasant from 4 to 8 p.m. The family will not be present. Memorials may be directed to Samaritans Purse and or to Hospice of Davis & Wapello Counties in her memory. The funeral service will be livestreamed at

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