Johnson, Kayla

Kayla Jeanne Johnson, 48, formerly of rural Fayette, Ohio, died Nov. 29, 2016, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Toledo.

She was born May 5, 1968, in Morenci, Mich., to Curtis and Jeanne (Kenbeek) Johnson and they survive.

Kayla attended Evergreen Schools in her youth. She loved sports and was a Vikings cheerleader. She enjoyed helping on the family farm and was active in 4-H. Kayla was a skilled pianist, and her love of music carried throughout her life.

Kayla had been a resident at Sunshine Home in Wauseon for more than 20 years, where she was an active member in the daily vocational program known as REACH through the Fulton County Board of DD, and currently she was a member of the Sunshine Community Center. She spent her days with a sense of purpose. She was given choice and opportunity for growth through various activities and recreation, leisure, arts, and community events. She brought a sense of humor to the group in which everyone enjoyed. Her smile would light up a room when she flashed her blue eyes as her way of communication.

In addition to her parents of Fayette, Kayla is survived by brothers Craig (and Dawn) Johnson and Cris (and Monika) Johnson, all of Fayette; three nephews, Codi, Cole, and Cade; two nieces, Taylor and Alexis; and numerous aunts and uncles, cousins, and extended family.

A memorial service is planned at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at Fayette United Methodist Church, with pastors Andrea Curry and Kathy Currier officiating. The burial committal will precede the service at 10 a.m. at the Pleasant View Union Cemetery in Fayette. Visitation is scheduled from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday, Eagle Funeral Home in Fayette.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Sunshine Foundation, Fayette UMC Family Life Center, or Hospice of Northwest Ohio.