She was born Nov. 8, 1916, in Brantford, N.D., to William A. and Maude M. (Miller) Deardorff. On Oct. 18, 1936, she married Ralph W. Johnson. He preceded her in death.
She was a homemaker, pastor’s wife and part time Tupperware sales. She was involved with many musical activities throughout her life. Frances had several musical pieces publish. She sang in and directed many church choirs and Timbercest Choir. She collaborated with her sister, Della Davis, on several musical pieces. She taught school for a short time in Astoria, Ill. She was a member of Manchester Church of the Brethren, North Manchester.
She is survived by four sons: Vernon (Mary Jane) Johnson, East Peoria, Ill.; Alvin (Marjorie J.) Johnson, Los Angeles, Calif.; Stephen (Tammie Bowers) Johnson, North Manchester; Stan Johnson, Yucaipa, Calif.; one daughter: Alice (Lyle) Hildebrand, Sebring, Fla.; one sister: Della Davis, North Manchester; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one son: Lynn Dale Johnson; and three brothers.
Visitation will be held from 1:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19, at Shawgo Funeral Home, Astoria. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19, at the funeral home. Burial will be in Astoria Cemetery, Astoria.
Memorial services will be at Timbercrest Chapel, North Manchester, at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to McKee Mortuary, North Manchester.