Ethel Jane (Lloyd) Johnson, 91, of Van Wert received her ultimate victory on Thursday evening, September 26, 2019 at 10:15 pm from Van Wert Manor Nursing Home. After a two year battle with serious health issues, angels gathered near and gently lifted her spirit into the waiting arms of her Savior Jesus Christ.
Born January 24, 1928 near Venedocia, Ohio, she was the daughter of J. Russell and Ethel (Evans) Lloyd. She was the youngest of their three children. Her brothers John Russell (Betty) Lloyd and D. Haydn (Marvel) Lloyd are deceased. She graduated from York High School. She was employed at Campbell Hardware Store for several years and then became a devoted homemaker. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Van Wert.
On October 17, 1959 she married Carl D. Johnson and would have celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary this October. Together they have three children: Dewaine Johnson of Van Wert, Gloria (Steve) Waterman of Rockford and Diana (Paul) Cearns of Convoy. Their family circle would grow to include four grandchildren: Jolynn Simson, Jenna Dunham, Courtney and Cameron Cearns and two great grandchildren: Owen and Ivy Simson.
The funeral service is 2:00 pm Sunday, September 29th at The First Presbyterian Church, with Reverend Hal Shafer and Reverend Steve Waterman officiating. Interment will follow at the Woodland Cemetery in Van Wert. Calling hours are from 4 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, September 28th, at Cowan & Son Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service on Sunday.
Preferred memorials are to First Presbyterian Church.