Jessie Wuanita (Smith) Johnson Moorman passed away Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013 at the Minneola District Hospital in Minneola.
She was born Nov. 28, 1926 on the Box Ranch at Protection, Kan. to John C. and Beatrice Mae (Riner) Smith. She grew up on the ranch and attended a country school.
Jessie loved her family and her dogs. She was a true cow-woman and enjoyed getting up early and feeding her cattle and horses. Being raised with five brothers, Jessie could ride and rope and hold her own. She never met a stranger and could start up a conversation with anyone.
Jessie married LaVerne Johnson and to this union three daughters were born, May, Judy and Pamala.
In June 1971, she married Duane Moorman and the couple lived on a ranch west of Ashland, Kan.
Jessie will be missed by her family; husband Duane of the home; daughters, May Isenbart and husband Vincent of Englewood, Kan., Judy Bridwell and husband John of Spearman, Texas, and Pam Johnson and Alan Wright of Helena, Okla.; grandchildren, Mark and Tracy Isenbart, Debbie Isenbart, Karen Isenbart and Brandi and Mike Heiland; great-grandchildren, Brooklyn Isenbart, Cooper Heiland and Marcus Isenbart; brothers, Bernard and Wanda Smith and Everett and Judy Smith; sisters-in-law, Hazel Smith and Audrey Hink; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband LaVerne Johnson; and brothers, Johnny, Loyd and Bobby Smith.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday Feb. 8, 2013 at the Englewood Cemetery.
Online condolences may be offered at www.schillingfhg.com
Memorials given in Jessie’s name may be given to the Englewood Community Center, c/o City of Englewood, P.O. Box 46, Englewood, Kansas 67840.
Arrangements were entrusted to the Myatt-Ashland Funeral Home.