August 11, 1934 ~ October 11, 2020

Born in: Lamb, Kentucky
Resided in: Frankfort, Kentucky

Lou Mae Johnson, 86, passed away peacefully on October 11, 2020 at her daughter’s home in Frankfort, Kentucky. Lou Mae was born in Lamb, Kentucky on August 11, 1934, the daughter of the late Mitchell and Cloteel Davis.

After receiving her degree in education from Western Kentucky University, she started her teaching career in Franklin, Kentucky before moving home to Glasgow to teach at Temple Hill under her father’s leadership as Superintendent of Barren County Schools. When Barren County Schools built their new high school, Lou Mae transferred and taught English and Literature until her retirement in 1989. She was not only a teacher but a mentor who taught everyday life lessons. After retiring from Barren County Schools, she started operating Three-O-Seven Bed and Breakfast where she got to share her love of cooking and hosting guests. Lou Mae not only had a love for cooking, but also enjoyed working in her beautiful garden.

Lou Mae is survived by her husband of 37 years, Joe William Johnson; two sons, R. Kelly Wood (Barbie) of Glasgow, Kentucky and Terry Racine; one daughter, Jennie Lou Leamon (George) of Frankfort, Kentucky; one step-daughter, Joanne Johnson Tanner of Austin, Texas; and one step-son, Jo Jo Johnson of Brentwood, Tennessee. She is also survived by three granddaughters, Mariah Levi (Chuck), Sophie Wood, both of Glasgow, Kentucky, and Emily Leamon of Frankfort, Kentucky; one grandson, Charlie Wood of Bowling Green, Kentucky; three step-grandsons, Chris Tanner (Michelle) of Austin, Texas, Trevor Johnson, and Trenton Johnson of Brentwood, Tennessee; one step-granddaughter, Ginny McGuire (Jimmie), and one step-great-granddaughter, Angeli Levi of Glasgow, Kentucky. Also surviving are her siblings, Jean Harris of Owensboro, Kentucky, Jerry Davis of Tallahassee, Florida and Terry Davis of Glasgow, Kentucky.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Glasgow Municipal Cemetery 303 Leslie Avenue Glasgow, KY 42141.

Lou Mae chose cremation. There will be a private family service at a later date. A. F. Crow & Son Funeral Home is both honored and privileged to be entrusted in the care of Mrs. Johnson. Please share your condolences with the family at www.crowfuneralhome.com.

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  1. Lou Mae was a most gifted friend. She was a wonderful hostess, gourmet cook, and decorator. She will be missed by her colleagues, students, and friends.

    Prayers and love for her family.

  2. She was a great teacher and helped me at a crucial time in my life ,at Temple Hill High school .My wife and I was thrilled when she visited the Church one Sunday morning a few years ago.Fine Lady.

  3. I can still remember building a float in her garage when we were attending Temple Hill. What fun we had, and she was such a gracious hostess. Many memories of her advice and counsel and supportive nature. She will be missed.

  4. Sincere condolences to Lou Mae’s family. She was a friend and former colleague at Barren County High. Praying for comfort in the midst of your sorrow.

  5. Our love goes out to Lou Maye family, She & Joe were dear neighbors, we loved & enjoy their friendship for 30 yrs. Have missed them so much working in the yard & just being neighbors. Joe our prays are with you & rest of the family, stop by if you in Glasgow sometime, our love, Jack & Dixie

  6. My memories of the woman I knew as ‘Mrs. Wood’, ‘Lou Mae’ and ‘Mrs. Johnson’ are many, but my most treasured is the time she stood up for me when it seemed no one else was going to. I was not supposed to know it had happened, so I never thanked her. I hope I somehow let her know her support was warranted. As an adult, I came to regret that I did not have her as a teacher for more classes. She was the type of teacher from whom you could learn a lot if you just wanted to.
    The world is a bit ‘less’ without her.

  7. So sorry to hear of Lou Mae’s passing. Jim always praised her as a teacher, one of his favorites. While I didn’t have the experience of knowing her as a teacher, I did know her as Woodie’s Mom, which was always a treat to be around her. She and Joe did a wonderful job as hosts at their Bed and Breakfast! Prayers sent to her family.

  8. I have many fond memories of growing up in Norris Court where we all lived for several years. Lou Mae was also a neighbor and friend of my mom’s and was in the coffee drinkers club with her. I’m thinking of the family and praying for their peace and comfort.

  9. Margie and Howard Simpson
    Our Sincere Sympathy, Love and Prayers to all of Lou Mae’s family. May you all feel the love, peace and comfort of God during this very hard time.

  10. Lou Mae holds a special place in my heart. She was always kind and caring in our encounters. Sending hugs and prayers to all of her family.

  11. Aunt Lou, you will be missed. Many fun and loving times to remember. Condolences to my cousins and their families.

  12. I loved her smile. I never saw her when she did not have time to talk for a bit. Smitty and I send love and prayers. Marcella & Smitty

  13. We are so sorry to hear about your loss. Our family will be praying for you all during this difficult time.

  14. We’re so sorry about Lou Mae’s death and send prayers for the Family. She was a wise and gracious lady. Many will miss her kindnesses and admirable hosting. Glenn and opal Alexander

  15. Honored to have had Mrs. Lou Mae Johnson in high school. I know she will be missed. Keeping the family in my thoughts and prayers!

  16. She was a teacher to remember, she cared about what she did, what she stood for and her students. Prayers for the Ltd.only

  17. How very fortunate I was to have her as a teacher at Barren County High School! Such a wonderful and caring person! For years I used her as one of my security questions on my computer as who was your favorite teacher in school.

  18. Prayers for peace & comfort for the family. Lou Mae was a special lady & a fine educator. She touched the lives of all who knew her.

  19. Prayers for peace & comfort for the family. Lou Mae was a special lady & a fine educator. She touched the lives of all who knew her.

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