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Kimberly S. Johnson

September 5, 1956 — January 25, 2024

Cedarville

Kimberly Susan Johnson passed from this life on January 25, 2024 after a long battle with dementia. She was born on September 5, 1956 in Springfield, Ohio, the eldest child of Joseph and Shirley (Goff) Fugate.  Kim grew up in Clark County 4-H, loved 4-H camp and would become a 4-H advisor with her daughters later in life.  She also grew up with her maternal grandparents and great-grandfather right up the lane behind them. She would talk about her great-grandpa, Justin until the day she died.  Kim learned to be a great mother from her mother and by helping her mom with her younger siblings.  

Kim graduated from Greenon High School in 1974 and attended Clark State College.  She went to work at Wright Patterson AFB and married her husband of 45 years, Rex on August 25, 1978 at the outdoor chapel at Camp Birch.   Kim and Rex would be blessed with two daughters, two grandsons and two granddaughters who became the focus of her life.  Her infectious laugh and vivacious smile were evident to all at the hundreds of live music shows and festivals they attended over the years and was a devoted Led Head.   Of special note were the ten years attending the Appalachian Uprising Bluegrass Festival in Lawrence County, Ohio and of course the Springfield Summer Arts Festival.  The Yellow Springs Street Fair and the Fair at New Boston were favorites of hers.  Kim loved her 1832 brick farmhouse in Cedarville Township and the flowers she surrounded it with.  She was never on a beach she didn’t love from Sleeping Bear in Michigan to the Baths on British Virgin Gorda.  Kim was preceded in death by favorite uncles Frank Fugate and Bill Goff; son-in-law, Levi Bittner; mother and father-in-law Elsie and Bob Johnson and special friends, Margie Wright and Joshuwa Plambeck.  She is survived by her husband, Rex Johnson; her parents, Joe and Shirley Fugate; her daughters: Sarah Bittner and Megan Johnson; grandsons, Colton and Jaxon Bittner; her granddaughters, Aurora Liston and Nevaeh Plambeck; her brother, Tony (Amy) Fugate; her sisters: Melissa (Darren) Current and Tracy Furderer; favorite aunt, Brenda Goff; her sisters-in-law, Michelle Johnson, Denise (Dwight) Pittenger, and Carma (Ivy) Cook; brother-in-law, Keith (Linda) Johnson; Wright Patterson AFB friends, lifelong friends, and a host of cousins, nieces and nephews.  

 Kim will be sorely missed by her family and friends and was the guiding light for her family.  The family would like to extend their appreciation to the good people at the Villages of Huber and Day-City Hospice. A visitation will be held on Thursday, February 1, 2024 at Jackson Lytle & Lewis Life Celebration Center from 12:00-2:00 p.m. and the Celebration of her Life will begin at 2:00 p.m. Kim will be laid to rest at Massie's Creek Cemetery, Cedarville.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association in Kim’s honor.  Condolences are forwarded to the family by visiting www.jacksonlytle.com

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Visitation

Thursday, February 1, 2024

12:00 - 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Jackson Lytle And Lewis Life Celebration Center

2425 N Limestone St, Springfield, OH 45503

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Funeral Service

Thursday, February 1, 2024

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

Jackson Lytle And Lewis Life Celebration Center

2425 N Limestone St, Springfield, OH 45503

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