Carol A. Johnson (1947 - 2014)

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ALLEGANY - Carol A. Johnson, of 3818 West Branch Road, passed away Tuesday (May 27, 2014), at the Sena Kean Manor, Smethport, Pa., after a long illness.
Born Dec. 4, 1947, in Olean, she was a daughter of the late William M. and Marion J. Broker Best. On Sept. 21, 1968, at Sacred Heart Church, Portville, she married Charles H. Johnson, who survives.
Carol was a graduate of Portville Central School Class of 1965. She was employed at Olean Times Herald as a switchboard receptionist for 10 years, and later worked at Home Care and Hospice for 10 years. She was a member of the St. Bonaventure Church. Carol enjoyed being with her grandchildren, camping in the summer, and going to NASCAR races every year.
Beside her husband of 45 years, she is survived by a son, Eric (Michelle) Johnson of Soddy Daisy, Tenn.; a daughter, Nicole (Chuck) Bean of Shinglehouse, Pa.; two grandchildren, Heather and Travis; two great-grandchildren, Shane and Harper; two brothers, Howard Best of Cuba, and William Best of Hinsdale; and several nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by a daughter, Hiede Johnson.
Family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. today, Wednesday (May 28, 2014), at Guenther Funeral Home Inc. 1303 E. State St., Olean. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday (May 29, 2014) in St. Bonaventure Church, Allegany. Father James Vacco, pastor will be celebrant. Interment will be at the convenience of the family in St. Bonaventure Cemetery, Allegany.
Flowers are gratefully declined. Memorials may be made to Home Care and Hospice 1225 W. State St. Olean.
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1303 E State St
Olean, NY 14760
(716) 372-7133
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Published in The Olean Times Herald on May 28, 2014