Sr. Mary Jerome JOHNSON R.G.S. (1911 - 2013)

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Sr. Mary Jerome Johnson, R.G.S., 101, of Ft. Thomas, passed away on January 17, 2013 at Sisters of Good Shepherd, Pelletier Hall in Ft. Thomas, KY.

Sr. Mary Jerome loved little children and her earliest ministries were with them in Price Hill, OH. She also had charge of fine sewing with the Good Shepherd Contemplatives in Grand Rapids, MI. Later, her teaching ministries were in Grand Rapids & Detroit , MI, Columbus, OH & Ft. Thomas, KY. In her later years she had a ministry that cared for refugees at the close of the Vietnam War in the 70's & 80's in Detroit, MI. She also loved to garden & cared for the gardens at every house she lived in.

Sr. Mary Jerome was born Grace Marie Johnson on December 4, 1911 in Fayetteville, OH to the late William Johnson and Mary (nee: Huber) Johnson. Sr. Mary Jerome is survived by her nieces, Anita Johnson Rand of Lynchburg, OH & Sr. Jeanette Johnson of the Ursuline Sisters in St. Martin, OH. She is also survived by several other, nieces & nephews & dear friend Phyllis Cable.

Visitation 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm, Sunday, January 20, 2013 at Sisters of the Good Shepherd, Pelletier Hall, Ft. Thomas. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:00 am Monday, January 21, 2013, at the Sisters of the Good Shepherd, Pelletier Hall, Ft. Thomas, KY., with Rev. John A. Seiler, officiating. Burial will take place in the St. Stephen Cemetery Fort Thomas, KY.

Memorials are suggested to the Sister of the Good Shepherd, Pelletier Hall, 930 Highland Ave., Fort Thomas, KY 41075.

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Published in the Kentucky Enquirer on Jan. 18, 2013
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