Mary Jane Johnson

Birth Date: 
Thursday, August 15, 1929
Date of Passing: 
Thursday, May 31, 2018

WOOSTER - Mary Jane Johnson, 88, of Wooster passed away on May 31, 2018 at LifeCare Hospice after a stroke.

Mary Jane was born August 15, 1929 in Smithville, the daughter of Colley J. and Blanche Raudebaugh Peterman. She graduated from Smithville High School in 1947.  On April 17, 1949 she married Bob Johnson.

Mary Jane was a homemaker and worked as a part-time bookkeeper for Johnson Insurance Agency and E. F. Pouly Company. She was also a member of Wayne Presbyterian Church, WOW Bible Study, and Wayne Township Housekeepers' Club. She was an American Red Cross donor, Hospice volunteer, and Salvation Army bell ringer. Mary Jane and Bob enjoyed many years at the family's cabin on Lake Buckhorn, traveling the country in their RV, and working outside at the family home.

Mary Jane is survived by her children: Barb Nolletti of Rittman, Bev Johnson (Doug Anderson) of Myerstown, PA, Judy Jelus (John) of Fairlawn, and Jan Johnson Bilek (Greg) of Doylestown; grandchildren: Lisa Shearer (Roger), Drew and Layne Johnson Bilek; great-grandchildren: Brynn, Brock, and Bronson Shearer.

Mary Jane was preceded in death by Bob, her husband of 68 years; her parents; brothers: Charles, William, Richard, and Wesley Peterman; sisters: Lue Miller and Catherine Boyes.

Friends will be received at the Mcintire, Bradham and Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill Street, Wooster on Monday, June 4, 2018 from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.

A celebration-of-life and resurrection service will be held Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Wayne Presbyterian Church, 7152 Burbank Road, Wooster with the Rev. Robert Meyer officiating. There will be no viewing prior to the service.

Those who wish may make contributions to Wayne Presbyterian Church Building Fund.

Online condolences may be left for the family at

Memorial Contributions: 

Building Fund, Wayne Presbyterian Church, 7152 Burbank Rd., Wooster, OH 44691


Friends will be received at the Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster on Monday, June 4, 2018 from 5-8:00 p.m. 


Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at the Wayne Presbyterian Church, 7152 Burbank Rd., Wooster


Bev and Family:

Our sympathy and prayers go out to your family.

No matter how old we are, losing a mother is one of the deepest sorrows a heart can know. But her goodness, her caring, and her wisdom live on, like a legacy of love that will always be with you. With deepest sympathy, may you feel God's comforting presence during this time of sorrow.

Harry and Lynn Hider Wilson

So sorry to hear of the loss of your Mother, but I am sure she is with our loving Lord and singing his praises. She was a very kind and loving soul and I loved and respected her very much. God bless each and every one of your family.

It’s so hard to lose a Mom. Mary Jane was a loving, loyal friend. We were BFF and will be
sadly missed and forever remembered until we meet again in the presence of Jesus.
Deepest Sympathy to her precious family. You all were very supportive and took such
special care of your beautiful Mother.

Our deepest condolences to the family. Mary Jane was a kind and wonderful woman and neighbor--a loss to so many.
Steve and Barb Hufford

Cousins Barb, Bev, Judy, Jan & families,

So sorry for your loss. Your Mom, and our Aunt, will be greatly missed by all. But the many memories will live on forever. God bless.

Jon Peterman & family

Thoughts and prayers for all of Mary Jane's family. Living down the road from each other for 28 yrs, Mary Jane was a good neighbor, inviting our children to VBS, baking cut out cookies for them at Christmas and continuing to bring cut outs for our grandchildren. May your memories bring peace to your hearts.
Noreen Miller

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