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Rita Mae JohnsonPassing: March 23, 2023


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MITCHELL – Rita Mae (Capien) Johnson, 70, passed away Thursday, March 23, 2023  at IU Health Hospice House.

Born July 23, 1952, in Indianapolis, she was the daughter of George and Margie (Howell) Capien.  She married John “JJ” Johnson on March 14, 1970 and he preceded her in death April 15, 2011.

Rita had worked at Mitchell Manor and ran JJ’s Taxidermy with her husband for many years. She had been a member of American Legion Post 250 Auxiliary, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9107 Auxiliary, and Bedford Boat & Sportsman’s Club. Rita was faithful to her family and loved being with them and her friends. She enjoyed riding boats and visiting with the Amish. Rita loved her dogs.

Survivors include her sons; John Edward (Rachel) Johnson, Jr of Mitchell and Michael Wesley Johnson of Mitchell; grandchildren, Anyastasia Johnson, Dillan Johnson, McKenzie Johnson, and Adalynn Johnson; great grandson, Waylon Mains; siblings, Judy Aldridge of Indianapolis, Vicki Johnson of Mitchell, and George Capien, Jr. of Indianapolis; and companion, Roger Dotts of Mitchell.

Her father; mother and stepfather, Margie and Rod Huffman; husband; and grandson, John E. Johnson III, preceded her in death. 

Cremation has been chosen. 

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9 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Rogetta Sinclair | Mitchell, IN
    Date: March 27, 2023
    God be with you during this hard time. I know she is happy now with JJ. I bet they are fishing.
  2. Guest: Joe Bradley | West baden springs in
    Date: March 25, 2023
    A good lady and sweet woman
  3. Guest: Angela L. Dace (Johnson) | Indianapolis, Indiana
    Date: March 25, 2023
    My only mother n law... I do cherish our shared family. ❤ I cherish our memories... best years of my life. Love ya always..
  4. Guest: Stacia johnson | Bedford Indiana
    Date: March 25, 2023
    Prayers for you all 🤍
  5. Guest: Karen S. Dace | Mitchell, In
    Date: March 25, 2023
    My best friend. Just a few favorite memories: river rats, boats rides, our camp fires, our pets, our grandchildren, the garage, goat life, the pond.. just hanging out daily. I love you ❤
  6. Guest: Chris McCart | Orleans, Indiana
    Date: March 25, 2023
    She was a nice lady, even when she wasn't feeling good. She will be missed. This world needs more people like her.
  7. Guest: Eddie Kern | Mitchell Indiana
    Date: March 24, 2023
    I new her husband JJ
  8. Guest: John Edwards | West Baden Springs Indiana
    Date: March 24, 2023
  9. Guest: Sondra Robbins | Orleans
    Date: March 24, 2023
    Rita I'm going to miss you so so much.you were a great friend to me. And loved my girls like they were your own. Till we meet again RIP.Love you always.