Laura K. Johnson, 97

JAN. 11, 1915-OCT. 9, 2012

October 10, 2012

Laura Katherine Johnson, 97, of Martinsburg, W.Va., passed away Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012.

Born Jan. 11, 1915, in Martinsburg, she was the daughter of the late Christian Henry Becker and Bessie Lee Harter Becker.

She was a lifelong member of Christ Reformed United Church of Christ.

She is survived by one son, Christian E. Johnson and wife, Gail, of Middletown, Md.; three daughters, Lois Johnson Brady of Martinsburg, Sharon Johnson Butts and husband, Daniel, of Woodbridge, Va., and Kathy Johnson Paquette and husband, Steve, of North Canton, Ohio; eight grandchildren, Jeffrey C. Johnson and wife, Tricia, Laurie Johnson James and husband, Glenn, Christian E. Johnson Jr. and fiancee, Aimee, Amy C. Brady Fansler and husband, Todd, Eric D. Butts, Kimberly A. Butts, Todd M. Paquette and wife, Erin, and Jamie C. Paquette Dannemiller and husband, Dusty; and nine great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Carlton Sydnor Johnson, who passed away in November 1969.

Funeral services will be Friday, Oct. 12, 2012, at 2 p.m. at Christ Reformed United Church of Christ, with the Rev. Dr. Thomas E. Hartshorn officiating. Interment will be at Rosedale Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg.

Memorial contributions may be made to Christ Reformed United Church of Christ, 117 E. Burke St., Martinsburg, WV 25401.

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