Janis Handley Johnson

Obituary Notice

Janis Handley Johnson, age 58 years, of Little Rock, died Friday, March 25, 2005. Janis was born in Searcy, Arkansas to A. B. Handley of Searcy, and the late Freida Wisdom Handley. Jan was a graduate of Searcy High School before attending Arkansas State University. After her schooling she began her banking career working at Commerical National Bank of Little Rock, where she met her husband, Kelley Johnson. After their marriage, November 8, 1969, she went on to a career in real estate management with Kelley. She volunteered for 10 years at Children's Hospital, and she was a member of Second Presbyterian Church. Jan loved her gardening and being with her family. 

She is survived by her husband, Kelley Johnson of Little Rock, her father as mentioned above, one son, Cory G. Johnson and wife Stephanie of Little Rock, one brother Duane Handley and wife Becky of Searcy, one sister Anita Handley Wallace and husband Kay of Little Rock, two grand-daughters; Olivia Greer Johnson and Emma Wisdom Johnson, and is predeceased by a brother, Dennis Handley. 

There will be a memorial service Tuesday at 11AM at Second Presbyterian Church officiated by Reverend Steve Hancock. Arrangements are under the direction of Ruebel Funeral Home, www.ruebelfuneralhome.com

Memorials in lieu of flowers should be made to Arkansas Children's Hospital or Second Presbyterian Church.

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  • Cory, My heart was so heavy when I read about your mother. You were a good son and she loved you very much. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Betty Ann Robertson 
    Little Rock, Arkansas


  • Holly and Harold Lloyd
    Little Rock, Arkansas


  • You are in my heart, thoughts, and prayers. I am so sorry for your loss. 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 "Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God." All My Love and Prayers,
    Karen Curley 
    Teacher at The Anthony School
    Little Rock, Arkansas
    Email: kescurley@comcast.net 


  • Pam Musgrave Boles 
    Batesville, Arkansas


  • Kelley, Cory and family...My thoughts and prayers are with you. Mrs. Johnson was such a sweet and loving person. I am more for having known her. She will be missed by so many! May you feel peace knowing exactly where she is and knowing you will see her again. Love you all....
    Robyn Morrison Nolen 
    Fayetteville, Arkansas


  • Dear Kelley and Cory - We are remembering you and lifting you up in prayer from our home in Ohio. I have such fond memories of "Mrs. Johnson," and know she loved you both completely. May you continue to see reflections of her life through Greer and Emma.
    In His care, Wendy (Foster) Donley and family
    Centerville, Ohio
    Email: forfamilies@juno.com