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Virginia V Johnson

March 10, 1923 ~ June 25, 2019 (age 96)

Virginia VanSickle Johnson, age 96, of Hays, Kansas passed away June 25, 2019 in Hays.  Virginia was born in Kansas City, Kansas to H.D. VanSickle and Ruth Bolte VanSickle.  They moved to Strong City, Kansas where she graduated from Strong City High School.  She worked at Kools Drug Store, Cottonwood, Kansas and the Chase County Courthouse.

She married Gerald E. Johnson of Matfield Green, Kansas.  They had two daughters, Geralyn (Michael) Ament, Mesa, Arizona, and Lucinda (John) Borra, Hays, Kansas.  She was a wonderful wife, mother, homemaker, dressmaker, cook, volunteer, member of the American Legion Auxiliary, member of the Order of Eastern Star and Strong City Methodist Church.

Gerald’s work on the Kansas Turnpike caused Virginia and her girls to move frequently across Kansas, making many wonderful friends.

She is survived by her daughters, four grandchildren: Matthew (Mary Lynn) Ament, Glendale, AZ, Aaron (Casey) Ament, Mesa, AZ, Sarah (Bryan) Ament Wisda, Scottsdale, AZ and Joseph Borra, Hays, KS.  Four great-grandchildren: Colby and McKenzie Ament and Cale and Dane Wisda.

Graveside services will be 2 PM on Saturday, June 29, 2019 at the Strong City Cemetery, Strong City, KS

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Humane Society of the High Plains and/or Hospice at HaysMed.

Condolences may  be left on Virginia’s tribute page at or by email at

Services under the direction of Keithley Funeral Homes and Crematory, Hays, KS and Brown-Bennett-Alexander Funeral Home, Cottonwood Falls, KS.

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