Kathleen K. Johnson

SALEM – Kathleen K. Johnson, 68, of Salem, died at 2 a.m., Friday, Aug. 2, 2013, at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Boardman with her family by her side.

She was born Nov. 7, 1944, in Salem, the daughter of the late William and Louise (House) Messenger.

She was a 1961 graduate of Salem High School and before her retirement in 2006 had been a press operator and assembler at Ventura Plastics for 37 years. She was a member of the Salem First Friends Church and enjoyed bowling, card club, crocheting blankets and taking care of her grandchildren. She was also a volunteer for Meals on Wheels.

Her husband, J.J. Johnson, whom she married Sept. 5, 1962, survives her along with a son, James William Johnson of Mooresville, N. C.; two daughters, Tammy (Bret) Schrode of Washingtonville and Kimberly Johnson of Salem; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Her parents, two sisters and a brother preceded her in death.

Services will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 5, 2013, at the Stark Memorial Funeral Home with Pastor Pete Fowler officiating.

Calling hours will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday prior to the services at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Friends Church, 1028 Jennings Ave., Salem, Ohio 44460.

Kathleen’s obituary may be viewed and condolences sent online at www.starkmemorial.com.


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