Eileen M. Johnson
September 07, 1919 ‒ April 26, 2008
MANSFIELD: Eileen M. Johnson, 88, of Mansfield, died Saturday morning, April 26, 2008 in Alterra Sterling House, Mansfield, following a short illness.
She was born September 7, 1919 in Richland County to Tully J. and Floy (Moores) Harper, and was graduated from Madison High School in 1937.
On October 12, 1940 she married Clifford L. Johnson, who preceded her in death in 1990. For 30 years she and her husband Cliff owned and operated Johnson’s Sohio Service Station on Ashland Road. Eileen was very helpful in keeping the books for the business, in addition to caring for and raising their family.
A lifelong Richland County resident, Eileen volunteered her time and talents as a Girl Scout Leader. She also worked for the Richland County Election Board, and served meals at the Salvation Army.
She was a member of First Christian Church where she taught elementary Sunday school, and was a member of the Chapel Class.
Eileen always enjoyed getting together with her group of close girlfriends to play bridge. They played once a month for over 50 years.
She will be remembered for her sense of humor, and her love for family and acceptance of others.
Eileen is survived by her son and daughter-in-law Hal and Marilyn Johnson of Lexington, her daughter and son-in-law Bonnie and Darrell Glenn of Mansfield; five grandchildren and their spouses David and Kimberly Johnson of Los Angeles, CA, Diana and Scott Edgar of Columbus, Kasey and Jeff Dahlhausen of Bellville, Kelly and Joshua Karl of New Washington, and Kirk Glenn of Mansfield; and six great grandchildren Amber, Miranda, and Sean Edgar, Seth Dahlhausen, and Hunter and Asher Karl.
In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by a brother Thoburn Harper and a sister Vera Fulton.
The family will receive friends Monday, April 28, 2008 from 5-8 pm in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home, where the funeral service will be held Tuesday at 10:30 am. The Rev. Chris Whitehead will officiate. Burial will follow in Mansfield Memorial Park.
Memorial contributions to MedCentral Hospice may be made at the funeral home.