Laura Jane Johnson

Born in Clifton Forge, VA on October 3, 1935

Departed on May 7, 2019 and resided in Mt. Juliet, TN

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Laura Jane (Donald) Johnson, age 83, of Mt. Juliet, TN passed away May 7, 2019. Jane was born in Clifton Forge, VA October 3, 1935 to the late Kyle and Polly Gutshall. She is also preceded in death by her brother, Garnet Gutshall; brother, Clifford Gutshall; and sister, Nancy Gaines.

Jane moved with her family to Chattanooga, TN when she was 7 years old so that her father could work at Atlas Powder Company for the war effort. After marrying Donald Johnson, they moved to Nashville. Jane worked in retail business in her young life and became a buyer at Harvey’s Department Store. She was Past President of the Nashville Elks Ladies.

Jane is survived by her husband, Donald Johnson; daughter, Michelle Kempf; brother, Jim Gutshall; sister, Marilyn Roger; brother Randolph Gutshall; and several nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life memorial service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, May 16, 2019 at Harpeth Hills Funeral Home, 9090 Highway 100, Nashville, TN 37221. The family will receive friends one hour prior to service. Interment will follow service at Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens.

6 Comments to Laura Jane Johnson

  1. Dawn Thayer
    May 11, 2019 12:41 pm

    Michelle and Mr Don-

    I really wanted to come to this. But I have to work that day. Please know you continue to be in my thoughts and prayers. I know this day will be beautiful and tough at the same time. Hope to see you both very soon!

    Dawn Thayer

  2. Alice and Pat Linn
    May 11, 2019 1:39 pm

    Will miss you Jane. Thanks for all the years you were all of our friends tour guide and party planner.You gave us hours of laughter and years of wonderful memories with out you life would have been dull ..Always in our heart. Pat and Alice

  3. Lisa & Joe Boyd
    May 11, 2019 5:28 pm

    Jane we will miss you so much!! Always the life of the party —-making sure everyone was included and taken care of….the perfect host! So happy y’all moved to Bethany Blvd and became a part of all our lives! You were always there for everyone…me especially …from the day you met Joe and said he looked like Tom Selleck-lol…and He was THE ONE!!To all my kids birthdays and baptisms and every other special occasion. We will miss you dearly😘😥
    And don’t worry …we will take good care of Don and Michelle. Love you 😘

  4. Donna Tyler
    May 11, 2019 10:21 pm

    Jane you will be so missed! You and Don were like second parents to me while growing up.. loved hanging out at your house. All of us running in and out with Michelle. You were always fixing up or doing fun to watch. Very talented. I know you are in a better place now. And just want to thank you for being a awesome person in my life.

  5. Faye Maddox
    May 12, 2019 4:22 pm

    Jane you and Don are true friends. You will be missed by all who knew you. When I lost Russell, you were always there to listen and tell me all will work out. You were kind to my children and always watched over them . Eric was so happy to see you when he was in the hospital . If Russell was here he would say Magpie you are special. We love you and will miss you but remember all the joy you brought to our lives.

  6. E Randy Gutshall JR
    May 14, 2019 2:18 pm

    Aunt Jane, Love and miss you. My prayers are with the family. God bless you.

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