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Mary E. Johnson, 94, of Hickory Street, Ridgway, died on Sunday, March 18, 2012 at Elk Haven Nursing Home.
She was born February 16, 1918, in Cuneo, the daughter of the late Perry D. and Bertha Riley Clark. She married Arthur J. Johnson, who predeceased her on April 18, 1992. Mrs. Johnson had resided most of her life in Ridgway. She was a devoted, long-time member of the Ridgway Church of Christ. During the Korean Conflict, Mary worked at Stackpole Carbon Company, but the majority of her life was devoted to her family, whom she enjoyed very much. Her family will miss her dearly.
Mary is survived by her children, Marie Johnson of Allentown, Melvin Johnson (Mildred) of Ridgway, Beverly Ellis (Dale) of Hallton, Bonnie Hoffman (Wayne) of Bear Creek, Dorothy Nagle (James) of Ridgway, Catherine Phillips (William) of Pittsburgh; many loving grandchildren and great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Wallace Clark of St. Marys and Willard Clark of Brockway; and two sisters, Violet Preston of Munderf and JoAnne Davis of West Virginia.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by a brother, Wilbur Clark; two sisters, Esther and Anna; two brothers in infancy; and by grandchildren Gina, Jeffrey and Joseph Ellis.
Funeral services for Mary E. Johnson will be held in the Ridgway Church of Christ on Thursday, March 22, 2012 at 11 a.m. Officiating will be the Rev. James Kitelinger, pastor. Interment will be in Oakmont Cemetery. Friends will be received at the Meehan-Shilk Funeral Home on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to the Ridgway Church of Christ, 225 Ash St., Ridgway, PA 15853.