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Mary Lou Johnson

Mary Lou Johnson, age 68, of Milan, passed away Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at her residence with her loving family by her side. Mary Lou was born Monday, January 5, 1953 in Dearborn County, Indiana, daughter of Dolores (Rodmaker) and the late William Donald Karst. Mary Lou married Dickie Johnson on March 10, 1973 and he preceded her in death on January 19, 2000. She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church and the Good Samaritan Hope Chest. She worked at the Milan Jay C store for more than 28 years as an assistant manager. Mary Lou had many hobbies including but not limited to gardening, sewing and crafting. She loved helping people, especially her family, spending time with grandchildren, being a care giver to many, going on vacations, and loved her pets.


Mary Lou is survived by her partner David Shupert of Milan; son Eric Johnson of Milan; daughter Tonya (Dan) Fugate of Moores Hill; Mother Dolores Karst of Milan; stepson, Joe (Chira) Shupert of San Antonio, Texas; stepdaughter Kim (Brian) Meeker of Centerville, Ohio; brother Dale (Patty) Karst of Kansas; and grandchildren, Jackson Fugate, Sophia Shupert and Breanna Meeker. She was preceded in death by her husband Dickie, her father William and brother Bill Karst.


Family and friends gathered to share and remember Mary Lou on Sunday, February 28, 2021 from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home in Milan. A service celebrating her life was held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, March 1, 2021, with visitation 1 hour prior to the service at St. Paul Lutheran Church with Rev. Susan Socha officiating. Burial followed in Little Memory Cemetery. Memorials may be given in honor of Mary Lou to St. Paul Lutheran Church or Good Samaritan Hope Chest. Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home, 707 S. Main Street, Box 243, Milan, IN 47031, (812) 654-2141 were entrusted with the arrangements. Please reach out through their website at www.lawscarrmoore.com to leave an online condolence or a memory of Mary Lou for the family.