Steele Enterprise, Steele, Missouri, 1 Apr 1937

"Like a thief in the night death called to rest Mrs. Mandy Margaret Johnson, the beloved wife of Samuel Roy Johnson, of the Gobler vicinity. She was age 39 years, 2 months and 7 days.
Mrs. Johnson died at her home March 20, 1937 after a short illness of acute indigestion.
Mrs. Johnson was born in Kewanee in New Madrid County. In 1920 she moved to near New Survey and has since made her home there. Mr. and Mrs. Johnson had been married almost 25 years. To this union eight children, seven boys and one daughter, were born, who with the husband survive. They are as follows: Leroy James of St. Francesville, Ill., James Franklin of Berkley, Calif., Rufus R., Wesley Vines, Margaret Ann, Dallas Terry, Hubert Elmer, and Richard Ralph of Steele.
The deceased had many friends and was one to always lend a helping hand in sickness and death and it is said that she would lay down her life for a friend—no greater love has no man that he that lays down his life for a friend.
She is sadly missed by all who loved her. She has gone to Heaven and we cling to the thought that "she cannot come to us, but we can go to her."
The body was laid to rest in the Coleman Cemetery near Denton on March 23rd. Services were conducted by friends."