Helen "Louise" Johnson, 75, a former resident of Cassity and Parkersburg and more recently a resident of Beverly, Ohio, was called home, Monday afternoon, Aug. 6, 2012, in Muskingum Valley Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Beverly, Ohio. She had been in declining health.
She was born Sunday, Aug. 9, 1936, at Thomas, a daughter of the late Albert Carl Johnson Sr. and Elizabeth Hedrick Johnson.
She had never married.
Surviving are four brothers, Albert C. Johnson Jr. and wife, Sandra, of Elkins, James A. Johnson of Cassity, Joseph Johnson and wife, Mary, of Jimtown and Donald W. Johnson and wife, Sue Ellen, of Elkins; one sister, Clara L. Sleeth and husband, Donald, of Belpre, Ohio; one brother-in-law, Jack Carlisle of Arizona; seven nephews; seven nieces; 10 great-nephews; and five great-nieces.
Preceding her in death were one infant brother, Robert Lee Johnson; two sisters, Elizabeth Ellen Carlisle and Rebecca Marie Johnson; one infant nephew, William Seth Johnson; and one nephew, Joey Johnson.
She attended the elementary school at Cassity and was a graduate of Coalton Twelve Year School. She was a baptized Christian who loved the Lord. Earlier in life, Louise enjoyed reading, listening to music, collecting dolls and elephants and exchanging coupons. She was very generous to her nieces and nephews with items she obtained with her coupon exchanges. In recent years, Louise enjoyed the activities at her assisted residence and the gospel music provided by local churches.
The family will receive friends at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins on Saturday, Aug. 11, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. At 11:30 a.m., final rites will be conducted at the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Jim Murphy officiating. Interment will follow in Mountain State Memorial Gardens at Gilman.
Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Helen "Louise" Johnson. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.