2012-10-09 / Obituaries

Joanne Johnson

Joanne M. Johnson, 58, a lifelong resident of Walton, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012 at home, surrounded by her family.

Joanne was born on Nov. 8, 1953, in Walton, the daughter of the late Clair R. and Earline (Jenkins) Gray, Jr. She married Ralph K. Johnson at the Northfield Church in Walton. He died in 2005.

Joanne worked for many years at Countryside Care Center as an aide. In her spare time she enjoyed doing crafts, working in her flower beds, playing Yahtzee with Sandra and Bonnie, traveling with Art Cash and Vi Eskow and, of course, spending time with her grandchildren.

Joanne is survived by her loving family, her children, Dwayne (Jennifer) Johnson of Walton, Lance (Rachel) Johnson of Oneonta, Joseph (Kelly) Johnson of Walton and Charles Johnson of Florida; her grandchildren, Josh, Garrett and Shay; her special sisters, Penny and Donald Stanton of Arkansas, Debra (James) Constable of Trout Creek, Robin (Ed) Sprague of Walton, Kathy Kelsey and Jackie (Willard) Cole, both of Tennessee, and Terrina (Rob) Latourette of Oneonta; her close special friends, Bonnie Jennings of Florida, Vi Eskow of Walton and Art and Holly Cash of Walton; Aunt Dora Curtain of Walton; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

A graveside service will be held today, Wednesday, Oct. 10, at 11 a.m., at Walton Cemetery, with the Rev. Bert More officiating.

Memorial contributions in Joanne’s name may be made to Catskill Area Hospice and Palliative Care, 1 Birchwood Drive, Oneonta, NY 13820 or to her beloved grandchildren, c/o Kelly Johnson, 24640 State Highway 10, Walton, NY 13856.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Courtney Funeral Home, 25 Townsend Street, Walton.

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