WARREN - Donna Mae Johnson, 82, of East Woodcrest Drive, Warren, passed away peacefully on Tuesday (Dec. 3, 2013) at the John and Orpha Blair Hospice House.
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Donna was born March 27, 1931, in Custer City. She is the daughter of the late Harry Frederick and Emma Marie Johnson Strand.
Donna was a 1949 graduate of Bradford High School and had worked as a bookkeeper for Bradford National Bank prior to marriage. She and her late husband were very active members of the Bethlehem Covenant Church, and were currently attending the Pleasant Community Church, where she was active in the Christian Women's Organization. She was also a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary. Donna enjoyed gardening and feeding the birds. She loved to bake cookies, pies and breads. Her Swedish rye bread was a most coveted gift. Most of all, Donna loved her family and her Lord. Her greatest joy was spending time with her grandchildren.
She is survived by three daughters, Linda (Bruce) Feather of Bear Lake, Karen (Jeff) Knight-Griffith of Pleasantville and Cheryl (Paul) Vogel of Papillion, Neb.; and two sons, Jeffery Johnson and John (Leslie) Johnson, both of Warren; three sisters, Anna Graham and Virginia Randolph, both of Bradford, and Sarah Lanier, of Griffin, Ga.; one brother, William Strand of Warwick, R.I.; nine grandchildren, Marie, Christina, Paul, McCall, Brian, Scott, Justin, Timothy and Peter; one great-grandson, Stephen; two sisters-in-law; Anna Drum and Ruth Morris; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death on Aug. 8, 2012, by her husband, John A. Johnson Jr., whom she married on July 24, 1954, in Bradford; one sister, Shirley Layton; and two daughters-in-law, Monica Johnson and Michel Johnson.
Friends will be received from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Peterson-Blick Funeral Home, 1003 Penna. Ave. E., Warren, and on Sunday at the Pleasant Community Church, 673 Pleasant Drive, Warren, for one hour prior to a funeral service to be held there at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Michael Poindexter, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery.
The family suggests memorials be made to Hospice of Warren County, 2 Crescent Park, Warren, PA; or Pleasant Community Church, 673 Pleasant Drive, Warren, PA 16365.
Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.petersonblickfuneralhome.com
Published in The Bradford Era from Dec. 4 to Dec. 12, 2013
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