Mary Jane Johnson, 97, Ligonier, passed away on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 in Kendallville. She was born on Feb. 25, 1923, the daughter of Henry Hessin and Bernice Esther (Fleck) Price in Huntington. On Nov. 28, 1944, she married Marlow Richard Johnson; he preceded her in death on Aug. 14, 1978.
Mary is survived by four sons, Rickard Lee (Dena) Johnson of Fort Wayne; Terry (Kim) Johnson of Columbia City; David P. Johnson of Cromwell; and Christopher T. Johnson of Kendallville; thirteen grandchildren, twenty-four great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.
She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; a grandson, Zac Johnson; and two sisters, Janet Manis, and Martha Ditton.
Mary graduated from Huntington High School in 1941, retired from Superior Sample in Ligonier, and was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church. She was an avid reader, enjoyed crocheting and made countless receiving blankets, booties, and hats for newborns, as well as many comfort blankets for those in hospitals. Mary was also a talented pianist and loved playing music and tap dancing when she was younger. More than anything, she loved her family and her savior.
A funeral service will be held in Mary’s honor at 11 a.m., Tuesday, May 26, at Yeager Funeral Home, 1589 Lincolnway South, Ligonier, IN 46767. Pastor Jimmy Shepherd will officiate. Family and friends will be received from 10-11 a.m. prior to the service. Burial will follow at Gardens of Memory in Marion at 2:30 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be directed to LeSEA Global Feed The Hungry, 530 E Ireland Road, South Bend, IN 46614.
Yeager Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.