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Josephine M. Johnson, age 91, of Harpersfield, passed away Sunday, April 23, 2017, at UH Main Campus surrounded by family members.
Born August 27, 1925, in Cleveland, Ohio, to Frank and Antionette (neé: Stepka) Janota, she had been a resident of Harpersfield since 1986, prior of Perry and Montville. Josephine Marie Janota married Robert Walter Johnson Sr. at St. Patrick's Church in Thompson on Feb. 3, 1951, he preceded her in death.
She was a member of Assumption Catholic Church in Geneva and enjoyed gardening. Jo was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who was loved and cherished by many.
Survivors include her daughters, Marylou (Vince) Traven of Trumbull Township, Kathy (Stan) Willey of Keller, Texas, and Connie (Dan) Wright of Geneva Township; son, Robert (Diane) Johnson Jr. of Madison Township; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert W. Johnson Sr.; siblings, Millie Mracek, Lil Evans, Mitsy Rabas, Frank and James Janota; and a great-grandson, Ryan.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 26, 2017, at the BURR FUNERAL HOME, 116 South St. (On Rt. 44, 500' south of Rt. 6/Chardon Square) Chardon, Ohio.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, 594 W. Main St, Geneva, Ohio 44041, on Thursday, April 27, 2017, with burial to follow at Montville Township Cemetery in Montville, Ohio.
Arrangements by the Burr Funeral Home of Chardon. Information and condolences online at www.burrservice.com.
Published on April 24, 2017
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