Marietta Johnson, age 90, of Jasper, Indiana, and formerly of Terre Haute, Indiana, passed away at the St. Charles Health Campus, in Jasper, Indiana, on Friday, September 11, 2020, surrounded by her daughters.
She was born in Ohio on June 16, 1930, and was raised in Natrona Heights, Pennsylvania. It was there she met the love of her life, Richard H. Johnson. They were married on February 14, 1953. He preceded her in death on June 6, 1997.
Marietta attended Mary Washington College, in Virginia, and New Kensington Commercial School in Pennsylvania. She worked as a receptionist at both WBOW Radio and The Crossroads of America Council of the Boy Scouts, in Terre Haute.
She was an avid bridge player. Her hobbies included counted cross-stitch and using a computer. Marietta was a devoted wife and mother, known for her quick wit and sense of humor.
Surviving are two daughters, Linda Sherfick and husband Larry, of Shoals; and Mary Johnson, of Norfolk,Virginia; two grandchildren, Elise Hasenstab, of Norfolk, Virginia, and Augustus Sherfick, of Austin, Texas; one niece, Janet Caryll and husband Sam, of Glenshaw, Pennsylvania; and one nephew, Bob Johnson and wife Lisa, of Racine, Wisconsin.
She was also preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Blanche McKnight.
A private graveside service will be held at the Highland Lawn Cemetery, in Terre Haute.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests that in Marietta’s words, “Do something nice for yourself.”
The Becher-Kluesner Funeral Home, in Jasper, provided the arrangements