Sylvia I. Johnson

August 9, 1929 ~ December 27, 2020 (age 91)


Sylvia I. Johnson, 91, of Lewistown, passed away Sunday, December 27, 2020, at Locust Grove Retirement Village.

Born August 9, 1929, in Lewistown, she was a daughter of the late Rudie and Aretta (Ritter) Yocum.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by; her husband, Clair M. Johnson, whom she married June 7, 1952, and died Sept. 27, 2012; siblings, Arthur E. Yocum, Terry L. Yocum, Betty Cals, Dorthey Burkholder, Rudie W. Yocum, Jr; grandchildren, Shawnee M. Treaster, Clair B. Lukens.; great-great-grandson, Zaylen A Foltz.

She is survived by; children; Clair L. Johnson and wife, Nancy, of Lewistown, Eileen G. Smith and husband John J., of Lewistown; siblings, Mary A. Yocum, Delwain S. Yocum, Margaret O’Hara and husband, Robert, all of Lewistown; 14 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

She was a member of Old Fashion Baptist Church.

Sylvia was a good mother who loved her family, especially her grandchildren. She also loved cooking and donating to organizations.

Due to current Covid19 restrictions, a private viewing for the family will be held at the convenience of the family.

 A graveside service will be held Saturday, January 2, 2021, at Lind Memorial, with Pastor George P. Clark officiating.

Arrangements are under the care of Hoenstine Funeral Home, Lewistown.

Memorial contributions in Sylvia’s memory may be made to: American Cancer Society, 1375 Martin St. Suite 206 State College, PA 16803

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Graveside Service
January 2, 2021

11:30 AM
Lind Memorial Cemetery
Green Ave.
Lewistown, PA 17044


American Cancer Society
1375 Martin Street, Suite 206, State College PA 16803

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