Mary B. Johnson

July 01, 1918 ‒ April 26, 2018

Ostrander, Ohio

Mary B. Johnson, age 99 formerly of Ostrander passed away Thursday, April 26, 2018 at Mill Run Rehabilitation Center just shy of her 100th birthday.

She was born July 1, 1918 to the late Mark and Nellie (McPeek) Bean. Mary worked as a bookkeeper with J.S. McLean Company before retiring in 1980.  A member of Cypress Wesleyan Church, she was not a joiner and was private in nature. An avid reader, of even the encyclopedia, she also enjoyed bird watching. Fiercely independent, she was a hard worker, and possessed a prolific memory. Both generous and kind, she will be remembered as a wonderful mother and grandmother.

Survivors include son: Mark (Janet) Johnson, step-daughter Twila “Marletta” Caraway, step-daughter-in-law Dolly Johnson, 10 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by husband William Sr., sons Harold and William Jr., daughter-in-law Mary L. Johnson, son-in-law James Caraway, and sister Virginia (John) Cox.

Services will be observed privately by her family; arrangements have been entrusted to the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center in Delaware.

Memorial contributions can be made to Salvation Army.

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  • Mark I am so sorry that ur mother has passed. She was a gem and brightened my day when we were together. I am also surprised and sorry that ur wife predeceased ur mom. Another lovely lady that I enjoyed visiting with. Sincerely Edie the Barber

  • I’m sorry to hear of Lil Grandmas passing. My heart goes out to the entire family. Such a wonderful lady. I pray The Lord would bring comfort to each of her loved ones who mourn her departure from this world as we know it and may He also bring peace to all, knowing she is with Him dancing on the streets of gold and that one day everyone will be reunited again dancing with her (Song: One of these days, by FFH)