Sara Jane Johnson


Funeral services for 74-year old Sara Johnson of Crawford, NE, are Wednesday, September 8, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. at Bible Baptist Church in Scottsbluff, NE, with Pastor Mike Clement officiating.

Graveside services will follow at 2:00 p.m. at the Crawford Cemetery north of Crawford.

Visitation will be Tuesday from 4-7 pm at Gering Memorial Chapel in Gering, NE,.

Memorials may be given to the Crawford Senior Center.

Online condolences may be left at

Sara Jane Johnson was born on March 10, 1947 to Ralph and Betty (Ostemeyer) Speas in Chadron, NE, and died Friday, September 3, 2021 at her son’s home in Gering.

Sara married Gordon Johnson and they made their home in Crawford and Whitney, NE. She worked at Head Start and later in Home Health Care and ALNON.

She enjoyed gardening, crocheting and quilting, church, community and helping other people.

Sara is survived by her children Vickie (Tom) Gilliam, Burl (Ruth) Johnson and Gerald (Maureen) Johnson; grandchildren David and Leona Corbin, Kaycee and Jeremiah Johnson; step-grandchildren Makayla and Maryssa Sweeney, Clayton Parker, Melody, Emilyann and Elizabeth Kaup; and great-grandchildren Carter, Jaxson, MaKenzie and Logan.

She is also survived by her twin sister Sema (Al) Rhian and sisters Linda Kosma and Lillian (Bruce) Larson, also twins, as well as nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Sara was preceded in death by her husband Gordon Johnson, son Codey Johnson, brother Ralph Speas Jr, and parents Ralph and Betty (Ostemeyer) Speas.

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