Janey Belle (Franks) Johnson

November 12, 1942 ‒ April 06, 2021

Mount Gilead, Ohio

Janey Belle (Franks) Johnson, age 78, of Mount Gilead, passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her loving family, Tuesday morning, April 6, 2021.

On November 12, 1942, Janey was born in Richmond, Virginia, a daughter of the late Boyce Clifford and Viola Ruth (Whited) Franks.  Her family moved to Ohio in 1951.  She graduated from Johnsville High School in the Class of 1961.

While working at HPM in Mount Gilead, Janey met the love of her life, William “Mick” Milton Johnson Jr.  They were married on June 25, 1974 in Powell, OH.  They shared over 46 wonderful years together before he preceded her in death on December 9, 2019.

A woman of faith, Janey was a long time member of the North Woodbury Freewill Baptist Church.

Janey enjoyed genealogy, was an avid poet and artist, and loved working in her beautiful flower gardens.

Janey will be dearly missed by daughter, Davette (Jeff) Javens; son and his companion, Devon Johnson and Teresa Linger; grandson, Brian (Rachel) Javens; great grandchildren: Makayla Javens, Kaiden Merritt, Alexis Javens, and Brayson Javens; sister, Debra Bohland; nieces and nephews: Stacey (Jason) Kinkel, Vanessa Martin, Scott (Holly) Palmer, Darin (Holly) Franks, Jonathan (Kristen) Franks; and nine great nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a grandson, Brandin Javens; brother, David Franks; and sister, Bonnie Franks.

Janey’s family will greet friends from 2 – 4 and 6 – 8 p.m. on Friday, April 9, 2021, at the Snyder Funeral Homes, Craven Chapel, 67 N. Main St., Mount Gilead.  Services to honor and celebrate her life will take place there at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 10, 2021, with Pastor Rob Ratcliff officiating.  Burial will follow in the family cemetery, Franks Cemetery, in North Woodbury.

Memorial contributions in Janey’s name may be made to Kindred Hospice or to North Woodbury Freewill Baptist Church.

Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead are honored to have been chosen to serve Janey’s family, and your special memories or condolences may be shared with them by visiting www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.

  • Janey was the best friend I have ever had. When Janey came to HPM to work in 1973, we all loved being around Janey. I enjoyed our late nite telephone calls to each other. My daughters were so impressed with Janey. We all watched Janey interact with the wildlife in her wooded home. We also went over in the spring to see her beautiful flowers. Janey had good taste in her home improvements and her artistic talents were amazing. The HPM crew was always pulling pranks on Janey. Janey always had a good sense of humor. To Devette and Devon my heart goes out to you on your loss of a wonderful woman and mother. I look forward to seeing Janey in heaven one day. With deepest sympathy, Becky and Ed Sayers

  • So sorry for the loss of your mom Davette. My thoughts and prayers are with you and Jeff and the families 🙏

  • Thoughts and Prayers to all. She and Mom were pretty close and I remember lots of family gatherings. Lots of Love and hugs. Deepest sympathy’s and Love

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