Marjorie Ann Johnson, 84, of Uniopolis entered into eternal life on Wednesday, December 28 at Otterbein Cridersville. |
Ann was born August 25, 1932, in Westminster, Ohio, the daughter of the late Harrison Blaine and Gladys Glorina Parker. She was the third born out of six siblings. She graduated from Alger High School in 1952. On Sept. 21, 1952, she married James L. Johnson of Alger, who survives.
Ann devoted her life to family, faith and service to others. She was a parishioner in the United Methodist Church (Uniopolis) and active in the United Methodist Women. For the last 30 years, she was a member at the Church of the Nazarene (Wapakoneta). Ann taught Sunday school and loved helping children with crafts at Vacation Bible School. Over the years she served as a Girl Scouts troop leader, volunteered at the Uniopolis Jamboree, helped organize the Uniopolis Historical Society Museum, and successfully advocated to establish a village park for the families of Uniopolis. For 20 years Ann was employed by Wapakoneta School District as a bus driver.
Left to cherish Ann's memory and celebrate her life are devoted husband James "Jim" Johnson of Uniopolis; daughter Cindy (Joan McLean) of Delaware, Ohio; son Kevin (Christine) of Worthington, Ohio; grandchildren Tyler, Chelsea, Trevor, Hannah and Emma Johnson of Worthington; brothers Gene Watts (Joyce) of Lima; Russell Parker (Carol) of Lima; Jeralon Parker Young of Harrod; sister-in-law Lois Johnson Shaw (Bernard) of Alger; and beloved nieces and nephews.
Ann was preceded in death by sister Vondale Tomberg Senkarik; brother Jerry Parker; brother-in-law Randall Young, and sisters-in-law Kay England and Sandy Parker.
A celebration of Ann will be held Saturday, Jan. 14 at the Church of the Nazarene of Wapakoneta (401 Court Street). Family will receive friends from 10 - 11 a.m. followed by a service and light lunch. In the spring Ann's ashes will be interred during a private ceremony at Fairmount Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Church of the Nazarene (401 Court Street, Wapakoneta OH 45895) and the Otterbein Cridersville Benevolent Fund (100 Red Oak Drive, Cridersville OH 45806).
Visit www.bayliffandeleyfh.com to send online condolences to the family.
Published in Wapakoneta Daily News on Dec. 30, 2016