Beverly Johnson, 82

Beverly Johnson, nee Barnes, 82, of Slinger, passed away Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012 at the Cedar Lake Health and Rehabilitation Center, West Bend. 

She was born June 6, 1929 in Richland Center to the late Roy and Mona (nee Wanless) Barnes. After graduating from Richland Center High School, Beverly earned her undergraduate degree at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and later earned her master’s degree at UW-Milwaukee. Beverly married Robert Johnson on Aug. 18, 1951 in Stoughton. 

Beverly taught home economics at Rosholt High School for one year until moving to Slinger in 1952. She began her career at Slinger High School teaching Home Ec. for 10 years and then was a guidance counselor for the next 37 years, until retiring in 1999. 

She is survived by her husband, Robert; a son, Kym (Sue) Johnson; a grandson, Cory Johnson; two brothers, Dean (Mary) Barnes and Wayne (Jean) Barnes; other relatives and friends. 

Funeral services in remembrance of Beverly will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 25 at 2 p.m. at St. Luke Lutheran Church, 4860 Arthur Road, Slinger. Rev. Matthew Short will officiate and burial will follow in Slinger Union Cemetery. Visitation will be at the church on Wednesday from noon until the time of service. 

Myrhum–Patten Funeral & Cremation Service, West Bend, is assisting the family. Online guest book and condolences may be found at