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Ruth I. Johnson

Born: 8/16/1924
Died: 1/23/2011

Ruth I. Johnson, age 86 of Wilmington, DE, formerly of Cochranville, PA passed away on Sunday, January 23, 2011 at Brandywine Nursing Home in Wilmington.


Mrs. Johnson was born in Carsonville, VA on August 16, 1924 to the late Carp W. and Zollie Morton Austin. She was a talented homemaker and seamstress who enjoyed making clothes for family members, growing flowers, working in her garden and canning her fruits and vegetables. Mrs. Johnson was a member of Newark Baptist Church in Elkton, MD where she was a very active parishioner and enjoyed being a greeter before services.


Mrs. Johnson was preceded in death by her husband, Walter T. Johnson who died in 1988 and a brother, Ralph W. Austin. She is survived by her son, Larry J. Jerry Johnson (Kathleen) of Wilmington, DE; daughter, Elizabeth J. Betty Crossan (Robert W.) of Newark, DE; sisters, Mildred Kilgus and Joyce Gilbert; 7 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; and 4 great great grandchildren.


Funeral services will be held at 11 am on Thursday, January 27, 2011, at Newark Baptist Church, 6011 Telegraph Road, Elkton, MD where friends may visit after 10 am. Interment will be in Kemblesville United Methodist Cemetery, Rt. 896 & Peacedale Road, Kemblesville, PA.


In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Newark Baptist Church, 6011 Telegraph Road, Elkton, MD 21921. To sign guest book, visit spicermullikin.com SPICER-MULLIKIN FUNERL HOMES & CREMATORY 302-328-2213

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