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Kanawah "Ken" Johnson, 81, passed away Thursday, July 13, 2017 at the Lantern of Madison.
He was born on March 20, 1936 in Buckingham County, KY the son of John Epp (Sillar) Johnson and Loberta Younce.
Ken proudly served in the United States Army from 1955 to 1957.
He dedicated thirty years as a mechanic for General Motors in Lordstown, enjoyed attending church at the Pentecostal Church of God, hunting, working on his two corvettes, and was an active member of the Masons for many years. Ken would also tell you he was proud of his Native American roots.
He leaves behind his beloved mother, Loberta Younce; daughters, Cheryl (Mark) Hellmer and Debbie (Jeff) Goss; sons, John (Amy), Tom (Kris), and Ken (Heather) Johnson; sisters, Fayette and Phyllis; brothers, Maynard, Burnard, John, and Paul; grandchildren, Cassie, Cory, David, Kelcie, Marka, Drew, Mason, Micah, Trevor, Alyssa, and Heath; great-grandchildren, Kylie and Creedance; and his longtime companion, Margaret Pinney.
He was preceded in death by his father and sister, Betty Jo.
Ken will be buried in his home town of Louisa, KY.
Memorial contributions in his name may be made to Bella Care Hospice, 1933 State Route 45
Austinburg, OH 44010 or the Lantern of Madison, 2041 Hubbard Rd, Madison, OH 44057.
DUCRO SERVICES AND CREMATORY, 4524 Elm Ave, Ashtabula, OH 44004 is handling the arrangements.
Published on July 15, 2017
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