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Helen Johnson, 84, of Butler, formerly of Hidden Meadows Circle, passed away at 4:10 a.m. Thursday at the VNA Inpatient Hospice.
She was born April 10, 1928, in West Butler to the late Trophen Sopel and Catherine Chapp Sopel.
Mrs. Johnson was an active member of the Community Alliance Church and the Women's Prayer Fellowship of the church. She also was a member of the Butler Christian Women's Club.
She enjoyed attending her great-grandchildren's activities, and she was a great supporter of the Butler High School basketball program. Mrs. Johnson helped start the Hot Dog Shop at ARMCO, now AK Steel, in the 1950s, and she also worked at the Burger Hut. After her marriage, she owned and operated a beauty shop at her home.
Mrs. Johnson is survived by one daughter, Patricia Lynn Miller and her husband, Richard R., of Renfrew; one son, John J. Johnson of Butler; one grandson, Christopher R. Miller and his wife, Kim; one granddaughter, Heather J. Clement and her husband, Matt; three great-granddaughters, Molly and Anna Miller and Mallie Clement; three great- grandsons, Mattix, Madden and Mavrik Clement; one sister, Dorothy Yurkovich of Fairless Hills, Pa.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Henry Johnson, who she married May 12, 1956, and who passed away Feb. 28, 2007; and three brothers and three sisters, Mary Pavlosky, Sally Todd, Johnny Sopel, Frank Sopel, Ann Ciernik and Nick Sopel Sr.
JOHNSON - Friends of Helen Johnson, who passed away Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012, will be received at Thompson-Miller Funeral Home, 124 E. North St., Butler, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Community Alliance Church, 800 Mercer Road, Butler, with Pastor Dennis L. Krajacic officiating. The burial will be in the North Side Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory are suggested to the VNA Inpatient Hospice, 115 Technology Drive, Butler, PA 16001.
Online condolences can be given at www.thompson-miller.com.
Published in Butler Eagle from Aug. 23 to Aug. 24, 2012