Janet Arlene Miller Johnson, 81, passed away on July 3, 2023, in Waco, TX.
Janet was born April 18, 1942, to Raymond and Margaret (King) Miller in Lansing, Michigan. She has shared many great memories of growing up with her siblings, and she believed that all experiences in life created her personality.
Janet married John Cox in 1958. After having two children together, Janet and John chose different life paths, and she then married George Johnson in 1962. They lived in Michigan and Nebraska.
Janet proudly returned to get her GED later in life and was in the 3rd graduating LPN program at North Platte Community College. Her nursing career included 42 years of service at Golden Ours in Grant, Nebraska. Janet became a widow in 2014 after 52 years of marriage.
Throughout her life, she enjoyed softball (in her younger years), quilting, gardening, camping, learning about nature, and watching her expanding family grow. She was an avid crossword solver and loved watching Jeopardy. Janet also had a perpetual soft spot for animals, especially cats.
Janet was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a brother Richard Miller, and sisters Beverley Kosloski and Shirley Felice.
Survivors include her brother, Edward (June) Miller of Springvale, ME; brother-in-law, Joe Felice of Holt, MI; daughters, Jackie (Rick) Ochsner of Grant, Denise (Russell) Lee of Madrid, Karen (Kenneth Micheal) Malmkar of Waco, TX; sons, Keith (Barb) Cox of North Platte, David (Lisa) Johnson of North Platte/Baton Rouge, LA, and Chris (Maria) Johnson of Venango. Janet was also blessed with her 15 grandchildren, who, in turn, have blessed her with 28 great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established for Nebraska Educational Television PBS and a nursing scholarship for MPCC.
Condolences or Memorial gifts can be sent to P.O. Box 134 Grant NE 69140.
Visitation will be on Tuesday, July 11, 2023, from 3 pm until 6 pm at the Bullock-Long Funeral Home at Grant.
Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, July 12, 2023, at 1:30 pm at the Fairview Cemetery at Grant, with Pastor Denise Johnson officiating.
Bullock Long Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.