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JOHNSON, David Paul

JOHNSON - David Paul 72, of Lenexa, KS, died Friday, March 3, 2017. He was born January 24, 1945, in Buffalo, NY, to Paul and Margeurite Johnson. David received his Masters Degree at Buffalo State University. He began his career as a teacher, and then moved into medical equipment sales. This allowed him to travel and to see the world. In 1967, he married Susan Purdy of Williamsville, NY. In 2005, David and Susan bought a small resort, The Cottages at Fair Haven Cove, in Cape Fair, Missouri, on Table Rock Lake. Their mission was to welcome every guest, and invite them to be 'on vacation', and to enjoy the sun, and the lake, and the pool, and the fishing. Many visitors became friends.
Susan preceded David in death in 2014. After that, he turned the resort into living quarters for those in the community in need. Often times, sharing his own home, if necessary. In 2016, David married his long time friend, Nancy Lyons, of Overland Park, KS. He sold his resort, and they moved to Lenexa.
David has many friends around the world who are mourning his death. He is survived by his wife, Nancy; brothers Bill (Lynne) and Don (Geri) in New York, and many nieces and nephews; sons Tim (Joni), Chris (Carrie), David (Connie), and his 'adopted' daughter, Betsy (Tim) Bevilacqua; also his 'bonus' children Claire Campbell (PJ),
and PJ Lyons (Tiffany). His ten
precious grandchildren, and a soon to be great-grandchild. He also has nine 'bonus' grandchildren. A Mass of
The Burial of the Dead will be at 2 PM on Friday, March 17, at St. Thomas
the Apostle Episcopal Church, 12251 Antioch Rd., Overland Park, KS.
Because of David's love for his country and the Military, his family requests, in lieu of flowers, a contribution to the
Veteran's Community Project.

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