Mary Jane Johnson
(née Behne),94, passed away peacefully in her sleep on June 15,2019. Beloved wife of the late Leroy Johnson, dear sister of James (Marion) Behne and the late Betty (Ray) Lueck. Loving mother of Linda (Tom) DeLaney, Mike (Kathy) Johnson, Diane (Ted) Sutton, Nancy (Joe) Wagner. GeeGee to her Grandchildren Nick, Tony, Angie, Steve, Mike, Jenny, Lisa, Chris, Andy, Katie, Dan and her great grandchildren Hayden, Mason,Grace, Nathan, Landon, Haley, Trevor, Michael, Alyssa, Will, Ty, Savana, Brayden, Aubrey, MJ, Bodhi. She will be missed by many cousins, nieces, nephews and dear friends.
Mary Jane retired from IRS Taxpayer Services after 25 years which allowed her and Leroy to spend part of the winters in Tucson, Az with his Cousin Cindy and Aunt Esther. In her time working at IRS she developed some deep friendships with fellow employees and they continued to enjoy each other's company. She was an active member of St William Parish for over 70 years. She loved mass in the chapel and Saturday morning breakfast with the church group. She loved all Cincinnati sports teams especially the Reds and looked forward to her yearly trip to Goodyear, Az for the Reds spring training. She spent hours at sports venues and dance recitals and school events that her grands participated in. She loved Facebook, texting, emojis and FaceTime. Maintaining her gorgeous gray hair and perfect nails was just an excuse to hang out with her gal pals at Cuts Unlimited. She loved Price Hill Chili and a good Manhattan. She had a special bond with the Suttman and Dove family and was a surrogate Mom or Grandma to many. She was a woman of great faith, loyalty and caring with a sharp mind and wit and tenacious spirit to the end.
Thank you to the staff at Bayley Place for their outstanding care.
Visitation will be Monday, June 24 from 5-8pm at Vitt, Stermer and Anderson Funeral Home, 4619 Delhi Pike. Mass of Christian Burial will be on Tuesday, June 25 at 10:00am at St William Church, 4108 W. 8th St.
In lieu of flowers, friends are asked to consider memorial contributions to 22Q/VCFS Center At Cincinnati Children's Hospital donate on line at www.cincinnatichildrens.org/donate http://www.cincinnatichildrens.org/donate or call Liz Curnett At 513-636-4484. Or the Father Kennedy Education Scholarship Fund at St. William Church 4108 W. 8th St. Cincinnati, OH 45205