EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio – Janet Sue Johnson, of Idaho Avenue, East Liverpool, passed away at 5:10 p.m. Friday, December 16, 2016 at East Liverpool City Hospital, with her husband of nearly 60 years at her side.
She was a daughter of the late Clarence and Rozella Tobias Hickenbottom, born here on December 31, 1937.
A 1956 graduate of East Liverpool High School, she married Charles “Chuck” Johnson on September 13, 1957 and became a devoted wife and homemaker. He survives her at home.
For over 40 years, Janet was a familiar face at the AAA, selling memberships from the downtown office. She was honored with several sales awards before her retirement but she took the most pride and enjoyment in her grandchildren.
A Christian by faith, she had attended Boyce Methodist Church at one time.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Diana Wagers, of Cypress, Texas. There are four grandchildren, Erin Rocheleau and her husband, Jeff, Jennifer Martinez and her husband, Christian, Dawn Zoellers and Loren Zoellers; as well as two great-grandchildren, Owen and Peyton Rocheleau. A brother, Bill Hickenbottom, also survives.
Janet was preceded in death by her son-in-law, Ralph Wagers; along with a sister, Anita Reed.
Friends may visit with the family at the Dawson Funeral Home on Sunday, December 18 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Pastor Norm Eckert of Beechwood Free Methodist Church will conduct a funeral service at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, December 19 at the funeral home.
Janet will be buried next to her parents at Riverview Cemetery.
Following the service, friends and family will gather at the Dawson Family Center for a continued time of fellowship.
View Janet’s memorial webpage and express condolences to the family online at www.dawsonfuneralhome.com.
A television tribute will air Wednesday, December 21 at the following approximate times:
12:25 p.m. WKBN, 6:58 p.m. on MyYTV and 10:37 p.m. FOX plus two additional spots throughout the day.