dorothy marie (kidd) johnson

Dorothy M. Johnson, 78, of New Castle died Wednesday at The Waters of New Castle after an extended illness. She was born Dec. 18, 1928 in Monticello, Ky., to the late Dennis and Helen Marie Sexton Kidd.

She was employed by Perfect Circle for more than 10 years and was a caregiver for several years before retiring in 1995.

Survivors include two sons, James (wife: Ella) Smitherman of New Castle and Michael (wife: Polly) Johnson of Byrdstown, Tenn.; two daughters, Shirley (husband: Rick) Randall of Lima, Ohio, and Sherry L. Kelsay of Monticello, Ky.; 10 grandchildren; 13 great grandsons; four great granddaughters; a brother, David R. (wife: Linda) Kidd of Muncie; an aunt, Doris Aurther of Mt. Summit; several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her adopted parents, Luther and Lona Neal, and two sisters, Joy Foster and Janice Troxell.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. at Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service in New Castle with Pastor Rick Randall officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Summit Cemetery. Friends may call from 1-2 p.m. at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made at