Betty Anne Wurm Johnson
September 29, 1935 ‒ May 17, 2019
Betty Anne (Wurm) Johnson passed away on Friday, May 17th, 2019. She was born September 29th, 1935 to Charles and Mabel (Pflueger) Wurm in Delaware, OH. She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Donald, Arthur, Melvin, and Ray. Survived by her husband of 54 years, Gary, son Eric (Deborah Rumsey), daughter Kathleen (Richard Schnipke), daughter Christie (Sean) Stuber, grandchildren Clint Johnson, Jonathan and Lauren Schnipke, Jonah and Tess Stuber, sisters Eloise Collier and Mary Jane Fisher, brother Ted (Ann) Wurm, sister-in-law Karen (Donald) Campbell, many nieces and nephews, lifelong friends, classmates, and neighbors.
Betty attended Harlem School and graduated from Big Walnut High School in 1954 and Capital University in 1958. Subsequently she taught for several years in the Big Walnut School District. Betty was very active in the Harlem Garden Club, Harlem Township Civic Association, and the Harlem Road United Methodist Church. She loved her friends and family, gardening, flower arranging, painting, and teaching others. She generously gave of her time and talents to make her beloved community a better place. Her neighborhood interests included serving as a Girl Scout Leader, 4-H Advisor, and writing a regular column for the Sunbury News called the “Harlem Happenings.”
Creative, spontaneous, and curious, Betty gave her all in every endeavor. A life-long learner, she taught and tutored others with a passion to share her wisdom. She lived by the credo of “Make do with what you have.” Her proudest achievement was raising three children (along with husband Gary, of course), seeing them graduate from college, and establishing successful careers and families of their own.
Friends may call on the family Wednesday, May 22nd, from 3-7 p.m. at the Harlem Road United Methodist Church, 5520 Harlem Road, Galena, OH. Funeral service will be held at the church, on Thursday, May 23rd, at 10:30 a.m.
The DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home of Sunbury is honored to serve the Johnson family. Special memories and condolences may be shared at: www.snyderfuneralhomes.com