September 10, 2010
202 W. Maple Street Willard OH 44890 9/18/2010 14:30:00
202 W. Maple Street Willard OH 44890 9/18/2010 15:30:00
Emma J. (Kirkwood) Johnson, age 75, resident of Willard, Ohio and former Plymouth resident passed away unexpectedly at her home on Friday, September 10, 2010. She was born February 9, 1935 in Mansfield, Ohio to the late Charles and Madge (Wharton) Kirkwood. Emma was valedictorian of her graduating class from Union High School and attended the Northwestern Gregg School in Chicago. She had been employed with the former Mansfield Tire, Essex Manufacturing, the Shelby Mutual and retired from her husband’s medical office where she was the office manager. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Mansfield.
Her favorite pastimes were knitting, crocheting, and sewing — anything to do with yarn or thread. Emma was a master knitter.
She is survived by her husband, Dr. Roy J. Johnson, whom she married on December 22, 1984; a daughter and son-in-law, Laurel and Matthew Aurigema of Westerville, OH; and a son, Alan Charles McDaid of Pataskala, OH; two grandchildren, Justina Loree McDaid and Max Spencer McDaid.
In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by a brother, Elden Kirkwood.
A memorial service will be held at the Secor Funeral Home in Willard on Saturday, September 18, 2010 at 3:30 PM where friends may gather one hour prior to the service. Online condolences can be made at www.secorfuneralhomes.com
Dr.Johnson, Life is a precious gift…Once shared, it remains in our hearts forever. Emma was a wonderful lady, so sorry for your loss. With Deepest Sympathy, Beth Fry
Roy, we are so sorry to hear about Emma. She was such a lovely person. Mom loved you two as neighbors. You have our deepest sympathy and will be in our thoughts and prayers.
Ken and Donna
Dear Roy,Laural,Alan & family,
You have are sympathy on the death of Emma Jane.
She always had a smile for everyone & will be missed.
She sure was a talented lady.
Hobe & Portia Bowman
Dear Dr. Roy, Laurel, Alan and family, So sorry to hear of your loss. Emma Jane’s talents were many and very much appreciated. Praying for your comfort and that sweet memories will give you joy.
Roy. I don’t remember ever seeing her picture. What a kind facial expression – I’m impressed.
Call me whenever you need to lean on someone who’s gone through this previously.
We’ve still got her needlepoint in a frame on the office wall, “Do you want to talk to the man in charge….or to the woman who knows what’s going on?” [Surrounded by colored plastic paper clips. No less!] Alan Babin
Dear Roy,Laurel and Family,
We were very sorry to hear about Emma Jane. We know you’ll have wonderful memories to hold in your heart to carry with you always. She always had some beautiful items she had made with her. We were and are proud to be a relative.
May God be with you now and forever.
Jerry & Janet Shearer
Jalenna, Salenna Bowie (Miller)
Dear Alan Charles MeDaid,
We were very sorry to hear about your mother. When we would talk to her, she sure enjoyed her family.
May God Bless you now and in the future.
Jerry & Janet Shearer and family