Maxine K. Johnson
Maxine Kaye Johnson, of Clarkston, passed away Nov. 6, 2019 at 85 years of age.
She was born July 4, 1934 in Buckley, daughter of the late Herman and Rhoda Kellogg; beloved wife of the late Douglas Arnold Johnson for 34 years; cherished mother of Natalie (Eric) Helm, Denise (Kevin) Fish, Jeffrey Johnson and Michael Johnson; proud grandmother of Mitchell and Matthew Engelberts; great-grandmother of Lucas, Riley and Raelynn; and dearest sister of Norma Lance and Donald Kellogg.
Maxine was passionate and creative. She focused her artistic abilities doing Chinese brush art, which she also taught.
She enjoyed traveling with family to places such as China, Russia, Mexico, Finland and Italy, among many other places around the world. She loved life and ice cream and also enjoyed many hobbies such as playing cards like euchre and pinochle, jewelry making, scrapbooking and watching the British television series, Poldark and Downton Abbey. One of her most favorite memories with her family was spending every summer at the family farm up in Buckley.
Most importantly, Maxine loved and adored her family and her "lovely friends."
Funeral services were held Monday, Nov. 11, 2019 at 1 p.m. at Coats Funeral Home - Clarkston, 8909 Dixie Highway. Family received friends Monday from 11 a.m. until the time of service. A second funeral service will be held Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019 at 1 p.m. at Grant United Methodist Church, 10999 Zue Road, Buckley. She will lie in state from noon. Interment will be in Cornell Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to World Visions - Goat and 2 Chickens and send it to World Vision, P0 Box 9716, Federal Way, WA 98063;
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Published on November 12, 2019


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Elmer and Sue Guernsey
Nov 12, 2019
Enjoyed visits at the farm when we caught her and Norma. Great lady
Mary Ladach
Nov 12, 2019
so sorry family's loss Maxine was a beautiful person and went on many bus tour trips with me from Kalkaska COA . I will always remenber her and her black coat and hat . Love this lady and her sister Norma XO