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Eugenia Marie Johnson

March 4, 1923 — December 15, 2021

Paducah

Eugenia Marie Johnson, 98, of Paducah, passed away peacefully, surrounded by loving family on Wednesday, December 15, 2021.

Marie was born in Illinois on March 4, 1923 to the late Jack and Julia Cauhorn.

In 1941, she married Harvey M. Johnson. They had a daughter, Marietta (Johnson) Grissom, born on May 4, 1949. They were married 40 years until Harvey’s death in 1981.

Marie retired from the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant in 1990 after 38 years as a secretary. On January 8, 1951, she took a secretary job in the security department of F.H. McGraw, the construction company that built the plant. As secretary, on July 7, 1952, she took a job with Union Carbide who had the contract to operate the plant.

She worked in the finance and budget department where she assisted in preparing the budget submitted to Congress to obtain the funds necessary to operate the plant. Marie handled top secret, confidential, and restricted matters in preparing the budget submitted to Congress, as well as reports in the finance and budget department submitted each month.

Marie was a member of the First Baptist Church in Calvert City, Ky. and a former member of the First Baptist Church in Paducah.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harvey M. Johnson; daughter, Marietta Grissom; parents, Jack and Julia Cauhorn; sister, Thelma Brust and her husband, Ray Brust.

She is survived by her grandson, Jon Lambert and wife, Tamara of Henderson, Ky.; granddaughter, Kimberly Steele and husband, Bobby of Paducah; great grandchildren, Travis Steele, Kenzie Steele, and Isaac Steele; two special nephews, Steve Brust and wife, Sherry of Denver, Colo. and Jim Pawlisch and wife, Kathy of San Diego, Calif.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday, December 18 at Lindsey Funeral Home in Paducah with Bro. Sammy Cunningham officiating. Burial will follow at Green Lawn Memorial Gardens in Villa Ridge, Ill.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may take the form of donations to Easterseals West Kentucky, 801 N. 29th Street, Paducah, KY  42001 and/or Families on the Spectrum (FOTS), P.O. Box 3202, Paducah, KY  42002.

Online condolences may be left at www.lindseyfuneral.com

Lindsey Funeral Home of Paducah is in charge of arrangements.

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