Ann Cornell Johnson, affectionately known as Miss Ann, passed away peacefully after a prolonged illness, on January 8th, 2020. She had recently celebrated her 56th birthday among family and friends, at Kansas Christian Home where she was residing at the time of her death.
Ann was the daughter of Evelyn and James Johnson who precede her in death. She was born in Oakland, Ca. and lived the majority of her adult life in Berkeley, Ca. She relocated to Kansas in 2018 to be closer to family as her health began to decline.
Ann attended elementary and secondary schools in Richmond, Ca and attended Contra Costa Junior College where she earned an AA Degree in Early Childhood Education. She subsequently attended San Francisco State University where she earned a BS Degree in Communications.
Ann loved working with children and worked many years in the childcare industry, and was involved in both Head Start and after school programs for various school districts. Ann’s dream was to start an after school, program dedicated to helping childhood cancer survivors, having survived non Hodgkin’s lymphoma herself.
Ann was pure and simple, a woman of tremendous faith and lived her life accordingly. She had an unwavering love of her Father God, and a quenchless desire to share her love of God with all those around her. Ann started her days on the phone praying with other fellow Prayer Warriors, and in spite of her own health challenges, would take the time to offer a kind word and prayer for others who were experiencing any sort of life challenge.
Ann will be remembered for her quick smile, her love of the color purple and the fancy hats that she wore from time to time with style and grace.
Ann is survived by a sister, numerous cousins in California and a multitude of cousins in Newton and Wichita, as well as many friends in the San Francisco Bay Area. A celebration of Ann’s life will be held at Kansas Christian Home on January 16th at 10:30 am.