Beverly Jean Johnson Hart, age 73, passed away peacefully, at her home, on Thursday, June 20, 2013, following a brief but valiant fight against pancreatic cancer. Born in Erie, Pa. on October 22, 1939, she was the eldest child of Helen Haynes Johnson and the late Gerald J. Johnson. Bev was a 1957 graduate of Academy High School and graduated from Edinboro State College in 1961, with a degree in Elementary Education. She taught for several years at Tracy and Asbury elementary schools, in Millcreek, and the Campus Demonstration School, in Edinboro. She also worked at The Swinging Gate in Edinboro and as an architectural reporter for McGraw Hill. She and her husband Francis J. Hart were married on August 7, 1965. Together they enjoyed traveling, watching movies, getting together with family, and dining with friends. Bev enjoyed music and playing the piano. She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Alpha Delta Iota, and belonged to a number of clubs with high school and college friends. Known as a loving and caring individual, she will be deeply missed by family and friends. In addition to her father, Beverly was preceded in death by both her maternal and paternal grandparents and her father in-law, Francis J. Hart. Beverly is survived by her husband, Fran, her mother Helen Johnson and her mother-in-law, Ann Hart. She is also survived by her brother Robert Johnson and his wife Cheryl of North Olmsted, Ohio, and her sister Barbara Johnson and her husband Timothy of Erie. She is further survived by her sisters-in-law Patty, Barb, Jean, and Teri Hart, and brothers-in-law, Dennis, Bob, and Jim. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews, including her goddaughter Michele Dieterich (Todd) of North Ridgeville, Ohio. Her husband and family wish to thank all those who showed an outpouring of their love and support during this most difficult time. The compassion of the VNA hospice team was greatly appreciated, especially that of her nurse Hope. Friends may call at the Scott Funeral Home, 2104 Myrtle Street, on Sunday, June 23, 2013 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. and are invited to attend a service at St. John's Lutheran Church, 23rd and Peach, at 11 a.m. on Monday, June 24, 2013, with the Rev. Roy Washill officiating. Burial will follow at Erie Cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church, 2216 Peach St., VNA Hospice Services of Erie Co., 2253 W. Grandview Blvd., or the
. Family and friends may view the online obituary, send condolences and order flowers at www.ScottFuneralHomeErie.com.
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Published in the Erie Times-News on June 22, 2013