Viola G. Johnson, 88

September 07, 2009

MARCH 16, 1921-SEPT. 5, 2009

Viola G. Johnson, 88 of Hagerstown, Md., went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Sept. 5, 2009, at the home of her daughter, Donna Shahan, Hump Road, Hagerstown.

Born March 16, 1921, in Hopewell Township, Cumberland County, Pa., she was a daughter of the late Clarence and Dora Mae Farner Hamilton.

Viola was retired from the American Can Company, where she also served as an union steward, and during her life she had also worked at the Fulton Sports Wear, both formerly of Chambersburg. After retirement she assisted her husband, Lewis A. Johnson, in the operation of his bee keeping business. He was also the bee inspector for Franklin County. Mr. Johnson died April 30, 1993.


She was a member of the Ridge Church of the Brethren.

She is survived by four sons, Ray R. Johnson of Shippensburg, Pa., Lee G. Johnson and his wife Evelyn of Spring Run, Pa., Marlin E. Johnson and his wife Donna of Chambersburg, Pa., and Roy J. Johnson of Newburg, Pa.; five daughters, Jean E. Monn and her husband Mike of Fayetteville, Pa., Donna K. Shahan and Lois E. Rayski and her husband Roger, both of Hagerstown, Shirley A. Henry and her husband Kenneth of Chambersburg, and Gloria M. Coy Rosenberry and her husband Larry of Shippensburg; one brother, Charles Hamilton of Shippensburg; one sister, Laura Jumper of Shippensburg; 25 grandchildren; 48 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by four brothers and three sisters.

Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, Sept. 10, 2009, at 2 p.m. in the Fogelsanger-Bricker Funeral Home, Inc., Shippensburg. The Revs. Earl F. Stovall and Harold E. Yeager will officiate. Burial will be in Air Hill Cemetery. Viewing will be in the funeral home Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to Ridge Church of the Brethren, 1095 Ridge Road, Shippensburg, PA 17257 or Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742.

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