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Hilda G. (Arkell) Johnson passed away Friday, April 15, 2016. She was born September 17, 1924 in Cheltenham, England to Thomas A. and Annie Millington Arkell who proceeded her in death. She graduated from Central Girls School in Cheltenham before going to work in the War Office at Oakley Field, Cheltenham. On December 27, 1943 she married Buren K. Johnson, Sr. in St. Peter’s Church, Cheltenham. He passed away Nov. 13, 2004. She worked for Hoosier Village Retirement Center as Administrator before retiring in 1992.

She is survived by her son, Thomas and daughter, Christena both of Zionsville. Son Buren Keith Jr. is deceased. She is also survived by three grandchildren, Buren Keith III, Westerville, Ohio, Colin (Katherine) of Worthington, Ohio and Sarah (William) Smith of Centerburg, Ohio and three great-granddaughters, Emma Johnson, Ava Benedetti, and Elizabeth Smith. She is also survived by her brother, Keith (Valerie) Arkell, brother-in-law Maurice Havard, nephews Paul (Sally) Havard, and Neil Havard all of Cheltenham, England and niece Tracey (Andrew) Davis of Harrogate, England as well as cousins.

Calling will be Tuesday, April 19, 2016 from 4-9 p.m. at Flanner and Buchanan-Zionsville with services at Hoosier Village chapel at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 20, 2016.

Burial will be in Mount Runn Cemetery in Zionsville, IN Online condolences may be shared at www.flannerbuchanan.com
Published on April 18, 2016
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