PORT ALLEGANY - Ellen S. Johns, 55, of Route 155, passed away unexpectedly Saturday (Sept. 14, 2013) in Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport.
Born Dec. 3, 1957, in Chambersburg, she was a daughter of John D. and Joyce A. Foreman Malone. On Sept. 29, 1990, in St. Thomas, she married William D. Johns Jr., who survives.
Mrs. Johns was a graduate of James Buchanan High School, St. Thomas, Class of 1975, and a graduate of Millersville State University, Millersville, Class of 1979.
Ellen had worked as an English as a second language teacher for the Bradford Area School District.
Mrs. Johns was a member of the Gethsemane Lutheran Church of Port Allegany, where she was a longtime Sunday school teacher and member of the WELCA. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star, Perry Chapter of Perry County, and loved to play bridge and was a member of several local bridge clubs.
Surviving, in addition to her parents John and Joyce Malone of Chambersburg, and husband, William; are a son, William J. Johns of Port Allegany; a daughter, Emily A. Johns of Port Allegany; two brothers, Philip (Sandy) Malone of St. Thomas and Thad (Sharon) Malone of Carlisle; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a son, Albert W. Johns.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Switzer Funeral Home, Port Allegany. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Gethsemane Lutheran Church, Port Allegany, with the Rev. Lawrence Scofield, officiating. Burial will be in Portage Valley Cemetery, Wrights.
Memorials can be made to the Gethsemane Lutheran Church; or S.W. Smith Library.
Condolences can be made at switzerfuneralhome.com
Published in The Bradford Era from Sept. 16 to Sept. 23, 2013
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77 Willow St Port Allegany, PA 16743