Betty Jean Johnson

Betty Jean Johnson, 84, of 27 Roland Road, Jamestown, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, March 20, 2014, in the Tuomey Hospital, Sumter, S.C., while visiting her daughters.

A lifelong area resident, she was born July 24, 1929, in Jamestown, N.Y., a daughter of the late Willard and Edith Morrison Hitchcock.

She was currently an active member of the Jamestown Community Chapel and in previous years was a member of the Calvary Assembly of God and the Busti Church of God.

Surviving are two sons: Gilbert (Evelyn) Johnson and Dennis (Patricia) Johnson, both of Jamestown; three daughters: Janice (Richard) Lane of Sumter, S.C., Jean (Bruce) Agens of Bear Lake, Pa., and Gayle (Randy) James of Lugoff, S.C.; 17 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; three brothers; Stanley Hitchcock of Ohio, Belmar Hitchcock and Roy Hitchcock, both of Lander, Pa.; and a sister, Rachel Rogerson of Waterford, Pa.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Gordon H. “Pete” Johnson, whom she married Jan. 28, 1950, and who died June 29, 2012; a son, Mark A. Johnson; and a brother, Ford Hitchcock.

The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 28, 2014, in the Jamestown Community Chapel. Pastor Daniel Keefe, will officiate. Burial will be in the Foster Cemetery, Lander, Pa.

Friends will be received from 6-8 p.m. Thursday in the Lind Funeral Home and for one hour prior to the service in the church on Friday.

Memorials may be made to the Jamestown Commun-ty Chapel, 35 Camp St. Jamestown, NY 14701.

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