SHIRLEY JOHNSON, of Orland, passed on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013. Born June 7, 1923, she married Robert "Rex" Johnson on Nov. 2, 1943. Shirley and Rex resided at Wall Lake. They bought and ran the Silver Diner, Orland in 1957 and in 1959 they opened a clothing store. She was a member of Orland American Auxiliary, Post 423, V.F.W. Auxiliary, and Order of the Eastern Star.They moved to Leesburg, Fla. after Rex retired from the Orland Post office in 1989. She returned to the Orland area in 2000 after the death of her husband. Surviving are her three children, Sandra Watkins of Orland, Greg Johnson of Deland, Fla. and Tona Ruhl of Fort Wayne; 12 grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. No service. Burial will be at later date with cremation by Siler Cremation Service 8632 Decatur Road, Fort Wayne. In lieu of donations or flowers, please make donations to Parkview Hospice.
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Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Jan. 22, 2013