Florence A. Johnson

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MANCHESTER Florence Agnes Noyes (VanVleck) Johnson, 103, died at 7:40 a.m. Tuesday, February 4, 2014, at York County Nursing Home. She was the wife of the late Otto Johnson, Jr. Born March 21, 1910, in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late Anna (Magee) VanVleck and Albion Noyes VanVleck. She was valedictorian of the class of 1927 at Newtown High School, Queens, N.Y. She majored in mathematics at Syracuse University and worked hard all her life to support her family. She was a bookkeeper for Universal Carloading in New York City and later for John J. Demarest Lumber Yard in Closter, N.J. She was a member of Stillmeadow Church of the Nazarene, and loved reading, solving mathematical equations, music, poetry, playing cards, and she would complete the New York Times crossword puzzles in ink. She believed in the innate goodness of all human beings, in "casting your bread upon the waters" championed equal rights for all people, and wanted to live long enough to see a woman become president of the United States. Sadly, at 103, she could wait no longer. Mrs. Johnson is survived by two daughters, Anne-Marie Hober and her husband, Doug of Manchester, and Susan Riley and her husband, Clifford of Bakersfield, Calif.; six grandchildren, David Hober, Kristina Hober, Casey Riley, Scott Riley, Melissa Huston, and Kelly Riley; nine great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; 10 beloved nieces and nephews; and two sons of her cousin, Virginia Stabler Richmond, and all of their families. She is also survived by numerous friends and neighbors, including long-time home care aide, Debra Mundis, and Pastor Roy Carnahan, retired from Stillmeadow Church of the Nazarene, who ministered to her at her home for many, many years and shared her love of history. She was also preceded in death by her sister, Anne Gibbs; brother, Eugene VanVleck; a nephew, Larry Eger; and her life-long best friend, Gunnie Bursell Baroch. Funeral services will be held at a later date. William E. Little Funeral Homes, Inc., 60 S. Main St., Manchester, is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Stillmeadow Church of the Nazarene, 400 Stillmeadow Lane, York, PA 17404. KuhnerAssociates.com
Funeral Home
William E. Little Funeral Homes
60 South Main Street Manchester, PA 17345
(717) 266-1451
Funeral Home Details
Published in York Daily Record & York Dispatch on Feb. 9, 2014
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