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Mildred Shaner Johnson

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Mildred (Shaner) Johnson, 95, widow of James C. Johnson, went home to be with the Lord on February 1, 2017.  She was born on February 20, 1921, in Augusta County.  She was the daughter of the late Jacob and Maggie Shaner and the last member of her immediate family. She was a member of Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church.

Prior to retirement she was employed as a relay inspector at General Electric Company.  After retirement, she taught exercise at Waynesboro Parks & Rec. Dept. until she was 92!  She was active with the Gypsy Hill AARP and served as a Sunshine Girl.

Mildred enjoyed quilting, sewing, gardening and travel.  She loved animals, especially our pets who loved to sit in her lap. Her kindness and warmth extended to all with a smile and a hug.

Family members included two daughters, Neila Luzaich and Wanda Johnson, a son-in-law, George Luzaich, plus two step-grandchildren, Laurie (Rick) Bennett and George (Beth) Luzaich plus their children.  Also, like family, where neighbors Lance and Stephanie Cash who loved her and looked after her.

A memorial service will be held at Christ Lutheran Church, 2807 N. Augusta St., Staunton, Virginia 24401, at 11a.m. on Saturday, February 11, 2017, by Rev. Robert D. McCarty. A reception to follow service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to either Augusta Regional SPCA, P.O. Box 2014, Staunton, VA 24402 or to the Hospice of the Shenandoah, c/o Augusta Health Foundation, P.O. Box 1000, Fishersville, Va. 22939.

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