Margaret E. Johnson , 89 of Wadsworth passed away Saturday, November 26th, 2016.
Born April 21, 1927 in Rochester, PA to the late George and Emma Durr, she grew up in Beaver, PA until graduation when she left to go to Kent State University, majoring in Education. She was also an accomplished classical pianist and gave concerts at Kent State on many occasions. It was at Kent State that she met and married her husband, Don Johnson in 1946 and consequently moved to Wadsworth, teaching in the Wadsworth school system from 1956 to 1984. She and Don were married 63 years.
Margaret was a loving and caring wife, mother and grandmother showing us many examples of her dedication and courage over the years. As a lifelong member of the Methodist Church, she gave of her time for the Wadsworth Methodist Church, working as an office secretary. She was a dedicated worker no matter what the job. This was evident as she also volunteered at the Wadsworth Hospital as a liason between family members and the surgical unit for 37 years.
Margaret was also a very artistic person, doing sewing, knitting, crocheting, needlepoint, counted cross stitch, making her own patterns, etc.
Humor? Oh Boy did she have a good sense of humor! Those of you who knew her, know exactly what we are talking about. In fact, we had told her that the newspaper obituaries where too costly, so we were only going to publish ” she lived, she died, good-bye” She laughed and laughed and went around town telling her friends about it. This is just how “we were” – saying things that would appear to outsiders as so very wrong, but for Margaret it was a great source of laughter.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald M Johnson and great-grandchildren Victoria Hope Robbins and Alexander Charles Kay. Margaret is survived by her two daughters , Karen Christine and Ron White of Rittman and Elizabeth Ann Keller of Cuyahoga Falls., three granddaughters; Kathryn Christine and John Roebuck of Seville, Cara Lee and Andrew Kay of Staten Island, N.Y. and Megan Elizabeth Runfola of Cuyahoga Falls, and five great grandchildren; Emma and Jordan Robbins, Logan Kay, Alisandra Zurzolo and Jake Roebuck.
The family will receive friends from 4:00 to 7:00, Wednesday, November 30th at the HilliardRospert Funeral Home at 174 N. Lyman St. Wadsworth, with a service immediately following visiting hours. Memorial Contributions may be made to The Friends of The Library, 132 Broad St. Wadsworth, OH 44281