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George W Johns

November 30, 1946 ~ August 1, 2021 (age 74) 74 Years Old
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Obituary

George W. Johns passed to his eternal reward on August 1, 2021 after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.  He was born November 30, 1946 to the late Frank E. Johns and Rosemary P. (Usher) Johns.  He was also preceded in death by his siblings Frank E. Johns, Jr., Judith A Raftery and Greg M. Johns, Sr.  He is survived by his siblings Deborah Marie Roth and Kathryn Diana Mahoney.

He married the love of his life, Jeanne L. (Sellmer) Johns on June 7, 1969 at St. Gabriel Catholic Church and together they enjoyed over 52 years of marriage.  Children born of this union are Heather A. (Johns) Yoder (Lynn), George W. "GW" Johns II (Corey), Kelly I (Johns) Hartman (Eric); grandchildren, Lloyd Jackson Hartman, Kendall Lynn Hartman, George W. Johns, III, Willow Aubrey Johns, and Wyatt Michael Knopf.

George graduated from Cathedral High School, the class of 1964 and attended Indiana University.

George proudly served his country in the US Army during the Vietnam era.  He worked 38 1/2 years for American United Life in several positions, retiring March 31, 2006. After retirement He began working at and was a member of the board of directors for the family owned Usher Funeral Home. He also worked for H & R Block and was a self employed tax preparer.

George was an Honorary Life member of the Knights of Columbus 3rd degree and was a Past Grand Knight of Holy Family Council #3682 and was also a 4th degree Bishop Chatard Assembly number 245 member.  Additionally he served as President of the Central Indiana Chapter of the Knights of Columbus, several state positions including Lifetime Ambassador to Gibault Children's Services.  He was the Central Indiana K of C Layman of the year in 1982-83.  George was also a Member of the American Legion Post #500.  He was very active and involved in all the parishes his family has attended throughout the years.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11am Saturday, August 7, 2021 at St. Christopher Catholic Church.  Visitation for George is 4pm-8pm Friday, August 6, 2021 at the Usher Funeral Home, and from 10am until the time of services on Saturday at the church.  A Knight of Columbus rosary service will be held at 7pm Friday at the funeral home, with a military service to follow.

The family would like to thank the Indiana University Health Hospice Team and Dr. Paul R. Helft of Indiana University Oncology for the help, support and care given to George of the past several months.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the following:

St. Augustine Home/Little Sisters of the Poor, 2345 W. 86th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46260; St. Christopher Capital Campaign Fund, 5301 West 16th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46224;            Gibault Children's Services, 6401 US Highway 41, Terre Haute, IN 47802.

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Services

Visitation
Friday
August 6, 2021

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Usher Funeral Home
2313 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46222

Visitation
Saturday
August 7, 2021

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
St. Christopher
16th and Lynhurst
Speedway, IN 46224

Mass of Christian Burial
Saturday
August 7, 2021

11:00 AM
St. Christopher
16th and Lynhurst
Speedway, IN 46224

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Donations

St. Augustine Home for the Aged
2345 W. 86th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46260, AL
Web: https://www.littlesistersofthepoorindianapolis.org/

Gibault Children's Services
6401 S. US Highway 41, Terre Haute IN 47802

St. Christopher Capital Campaign
5301 West 16th Street, Indianapolis IN 46224

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