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Martha Ann Barr Johnson,80, of Old Route 422, Portersville, passed away Wednesday, March 22, 2017, while under hospice care.
Born Dec. 17, 1936, in Ellwood City, Pa., she was the daughter of the late George and Elma Young Barr.
Martha was a member of the Oak Grove Church, where she played the organ for many years. She previously volunteered as treasurer of Slippery Rock Township Fire Department.
She attended the New Castle Business College and then worked for various businesses. Martha worked for Nard Oldsmobile in Ellwood City, Bell Telephone in New Castle, Mathews Conveyor in Ellwood City and retired from Lawrence County Domestic Relations in New Castle.
She is survived by her husband, Harlan Dean Johnson, of 57 years; her three sons, George Elton (Lauri) Johnson of New Castle, Walter Dean (Kori) Johnson of Wampum and Mark Harlan (Meredith) Johnson of Ellwood City; her eight grandchildren, Joshua (Samantha) Johnson, Jonathan Johnson, Joseph Johnson, Seth Johnson, Erick Johnson, Ethan Johnson, Michala Johnson and Mackenzie Johnson; great-grandson, Parker Johnson; and her brother, John Young Barr of Virginia.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, George Kerr Barr.
Visitation will be on Thursday, March 23, 2017, from 5 to 8 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. at the Edward L. Raisley Funeral Home, 387 Main St., Prospect. A funeral service will be on Friday at 11a.m. in the funeral home, with Rev. David Barr, her nephew, officiating.
Interment will be in Greenlawn Burial Estates, Butler.
For more information or to leave an online tribute go to www.raisleyfuneralhome.com.
Published on March 22, 2017
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