Mary Jane Johnson

Mary Jane Johnson, 88, of Emeritus of Lakewood, formerly of 16 Arden Parkway, Jamestown, passed away at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 22, 2014, in the Heritage Village Rehab and Skilled Nursing Facility.

An area resident for most of her life, she was born May 9, 1926, in Elmira, N.Y., a daughter of the late Harry and Nellie Bunn Stafford.

In earlier years, she was employed as a clerk for the former GMA Liquor Store for several years.

She will be remembered as a loving and caring mother and grandmother, who loved to bake and cook for her family. She also enjoyed taking care of her flower garden, was an avid reader and also a lover of animals, especially cats.

Surviving are a daughter, Bonnie L. Spencer and a son, Michael (Lisa) Johnson, both of Jamestown; three grandchildren: James P. (Melissa) Spencer and Nicholas R. Spencer, both of Jamestown, Brian S. (Sarah) Johnson of Dunkirk; and four great-grandchildren: Haley Spencer, Patrick Spencer, Emma Johnson and Olivia Johnson.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Merle E. Johnson whom she married Feb. 9, 1946, and who died Aug. 25, 2007; a son, Scott A. Johnson who died Nov. 3, 1980; and two sisters: Helen Wagner and Gladys Waksmunski.

As per her wishes, there will be no funeral service or visitation observed. Inurnment will be in the Sunset Hill Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Chautauqua County Humane Society, 2825 Strunk Road, Jamestown, NY 14701 or to the Alzheimer’s Association of Western New York, 2805 Wehrle Drive Suite 6, Williamsville, NY 14221-7380.

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