In 1969 she married Kenneth D. Scates. During this marriage she gave birth to three sons and one daughter. Shane Lee; Chad Wayne; Bobby Dale; and Misty Dawn.
On June 20, 1990 she married the love of her life, Robert Alan Johnson. Together they resided in Eureka Springs, where they were blessed with eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Shane gave them Jessica and Rose. Bobby gave them Christian and Lilliana. Misty gave them Courtney, Autumn and Vivian Rust. Courtney gave them one great-grandchild, Adrienne.
Her four sisters also survive her: Dixie Eugene Claussen, Linda Louise Myers, Jacquie Saint Claire Johnson, Patricia Irene Galbreathe, and many nephews and nieces.