Josephine Dye “Jo” Johnson, age 98 of Athens, died Friday morning, Aug. 31, 2012 at Hickory Creek Nursing Center, The Plains.
Born Oct. 3, 1913 in Manchester Township, Morgan County, she was the daughter of the late Hazel C. Elliott Garvin Albright, her step father Andrew Albright and her father James D. Garvin.
A graduate of Beverly High School, Beverly and Mountain State Business College in Parkersburg, WV, she retired from the McBee Corporation in Athens where she worked in the personnel and accounting department for over 45 years.
Jo was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church of Athens and the Presbyterian Women’s Association. She was a member of the Higley Study Circle and the Daughters of the American Revolution.
She was a Gray Lady during World War II with the American Red Cross. She served as a board member of the Salvation Army, a board member of Athens County Historical Society and Museum, and a board member of the Athens Food Pantry. She was a 50 year member of the Athens Business and Professional Women’s Club where she served as President and Treasurer. The BPW Club presented a nursing scholarship in her name at Hocking College.
Jo is survived by a brother, Edgar G. Garvin of Wooster; two nieces- Sharon A. (James) Powell of Grand Forks, N.D. and Susan K. Johnson of Athens; a sister in law, Melba Johnson of Athens; special longtime friends- Ginny & Paul Jones and their family of Athens; several cousins and several special friends.
Besides her parents and step father, she is preceded in death by her husband Ray Johnson in 1994.
Funeral service will be conducted Wednesday 11:00 am at Jagers & Sons Funeral Home, Athens with Rev. Robert Martin officiating. Burial will be in West Union St. Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday 6-8 pm.
Please share a memory, a note of condolence or sign the online register book at www.jagersfuneralhome.com.