Ruth E. Johnson 1939-2018

Ruth Elizabeth Johnson, age 78, of Berkeley Springs, WV, died on Sunday, March 11, 2018 at the Hospice of the Panhandle Inpatient Facility in Kearneysville, WV. Born September 4, 1939 in Fulton County, PA, she was the daughter of the late Leroy Woodrow and Marjorie Helen Weaver Brakeall. She was a member of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Berkeley Springs. Ruth was a 1957 graduate of Warfordsburg High School and retired as an administrative assistant from U. S. Silica. She volunteered at St. Mark’s and enjoyed gardening, quilting and sewing. Ruth is survived by her son, David Thomas Johnson and his wife Michelle of Georgetown, IN, her sister, Anna Jane Shaw of Needmore, PA, two grandchildren, Derek Kalo Johnson of Bossier City, LA and Erica Danielle Kimmel of Sellersburg, IN, three great grandchildren, John Michael Johnson and Kylar Elizabeth Johnson, both of Bossier City, LA and William James Kimmel IV of Sellersburg, IN, three nieces and nephews, Michael Alan Shaw and Daniel Garth Shaw, both of Needmore, PA, Sharon Lynne Elbin of Greencastle, PA and many great nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John David Johnson. Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 15, 2018 at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 180 S. Washington Street, Berkeley Springs, WV with the Rev. Brian Shoda officiating. Interment will be in Greenway Cemetery. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 180 S. Washington Street, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411. Online condolences may be expressed at www.helsleyjohnsonfh. com. Arrangements are being handled by Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 95 Union Street, Berkeley Springs, WV.

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