SIKESTON -- Helene Coreen Johnson of Chandler, Ariz., was guest of honor at her 80th birthday celebration hosted by her daughters Oct. 9 at the Tanner Street Church of God Stafford Center.
Daughter of the late Roy and Hallie Johnson, Mrs. Johnson was the wife of the late Richard T. Johnson. She has three daughters, Carolyn Jo Johnson of Sikeston and Peggy Briggs and Bettie Birch of Chandler; and four grandchildren, Wendi and husband Jim Sebourn, Tracey Birch, Scott Birch and Spencer Birch; and one great-grandson, Jeremy Sebourn.
More than 85 friends and family members came from seven different states and surrounding areas to attend, including her brothers and sisters, Charles Johnson, Don Johnson and Bill Johnson of Sikeston, Betty Taylor of Illinois, Joann Lambert of Sikeston and Bonnie Stinski of California.
Guests were treated to a picnic-style lunch at the Stafford Center, where the room was filled with long-stem red and white roses, balloons and fall flowers. Cake and punch was later served by Joann Nichols.