Jacqueline M. “Jackie” Johnson

January 01, 1933 ‒ October 04, 2014

Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD: Jaqueline M. “Jackie” Johnson passed away Saturday evening, October 4, 2014 in Oak Grove Manor in Mansfield. She was 81.

She was born January 1, 1933 to Marshall A. & Nina A. (Buchanan) Rector in Hartford, CT. After Jackie graduated from Hillsdale High School in Hillsdale, MI with the class of 1950, she studied at the Butterworth Hospital School of Nursing in Grand Rapids, MI and became a Registered Nurse in 1953.

On August 10, 1971 she married Richard G. Johnson and together they spent 9 wonderful years until his untimely passing April 11, 1980.

Jackie spent 43 working years devoted to attending to the needs of others as a nurse.  She was employed by Copperweld Shelby from 1973 to 1994 and retired as the Plant Nurse.

In her spare time, Jackie took pleasure in sending notes and cards to her family and friends, knitting, and being actively involved in church activities.  She also assisted many people with their insurance claims as she had the expertise and patience to do so.  She also loved to travel to spend time with her Massachusetts family.

She was a member of Berean Baptist Church in Mansfield.

Jackie is survived by a son and daughter-in-law Arthur Daniel Fisk II and Wendy A. Rogers of Atlanta, GA; a stepson Richard E. Johnson of Lexington; two stepdaughters Anita Johnson of West Virginia, and Carol Johnson of Columbus; a grandson Arthur Daniel “Danny” Fisk III who with Kat Fisk just had her great-granddaughter Vanessa Riley Fisk; her sister Betty Jane Rector of Arizona; her niece Janice of California with whom she had a special relationship; her nephew Chuck of Michigan, as well as other nieces and nephews.

In addition to her loving husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and her sister Rebecca Hoaglin.

The family will receive friends from 11a.m.-12 p.m. Friday, October 17, 2014 at Snyder Funeral Home, 2553 Lexington Avenue in Mansfield, where a service celebrating Jackie’s life will begin at 12 p.m. Pastor Jim Berry will officiate and burial will follow in Oak Grove Memorial Park near Lexington.

For contributions in her memory, make checks payable to Berean Baptist Church and bring or send to the funeral home: P.O. Box 3085, Mansfield, Ohio 44904.

Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve Jackie’s family and encourage you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them at SnyderFuneralHomes.com

  • My dad (Boots Metzger) retired from the tuby a few years before Jackie did–and she was a wiz at the insurance process for Mom and Dad! and growing up remember them saying take it to jackie she will figure it out whenever there was a problem. Never met the woman myself but heard a lot of wonderful praises as to how good she was with fixing problems! So sorry for your loss!

  • Jackie was a great reason for going to work everyday. She will be sadly missed she was so loved by everyone at the oc so sorry for the loss of your loved one.

  • Jackie was a wonder friend,classmate, and worker. She was humorous and fun loving. We enjoyed our long distant talks and her visits when she came up for class reunions. I missed talking to her after she became ill. We thank the family for posting her passing in the Grand Rapids paper.

    The Butterworth Class of 1953 sends our Deepest Sympathy

    Sincerely, Marilyn Dooge

  • Dear Richard and Carol,
    My father, Richard Roberts, called to my attention the passing of Gerry Witchey
    yesterday. When checking for her obituary, I saw that Jackie has gone to see Jesus and just wanted you to know we are thinking of you. We remember Jackie on the Berean Gold trips. She was a blessing and had so much energy. I know
    she is basking in the arms of Jesus.