Grace Alberta (Irion) Johnson, 90, of Middleport, passed away in Hanceville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center on Thursday, September 27, 2012.
She was born December 14, 1921, in Eureka, Ohio, to Frank Irion and Sadie (Sheets) Irion. Her husband, James (Jugger) Johnson, Jr. and son, Lewis Van Johnson preceded her in death.
Her sister, Francis (Taylor) Ruth of Bucyrus, brother, Kenneth Irion of Worthington, three children and their spouses and daughter-in-law survive her: James L. Johnson of Washington Court House, Sandy (Neal) Reid of Greenfield, Karen (Keith) Lisle of Warrior, Alabama, and Marlene Johnson of Syracuse. Six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren also survive her.
Grace was a very kind, devoted wife, mother and grandmother, who loved her family dearly. She did volunteer work, was an avid sports fan of the Buckeyes and Cincinnati Reds. Grace was a beautician for many years in Middleport and Pomeroy. She was a long time member of the Heath United Methodist Church of Middleport and a member of the Gallipolis Eastern Star.
Calling hours will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, October 1, 2012, in the Anderson McDaniel Funeral Home in Middleport and the funeral will be Tuesday, October 2, 2012, with Pastor Neal Reid officiating. Burial will follow in the Riverview Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Eleanor Circle of the Heath United Methodist Church.
An online registry is available at www.andersonmcdaniel.com.