Rita Virginia 'Jenny' Johnson


Rita Virginia "Jenny" Johnson, age 87, of Greenville, WV, passed away on Monday, May 14, 2018, at Country View Assisted Living in Peterstown, WV.
Born May 27, 1930, at Thornwood, WV, she was the daughter of the late Coy Thompson and Dovie Teter.
Jenny was a former employee of B.F. Goodrich and last worked as a CNA at Riverview Nursing Home in Rich Creek, VA. She was a member of the Centerville Presbyterian Church in Greenville, WV, where she served as an elder and was a member of the women's church group. She also was a member of the Farm Bureau, the Marie Sewing Club, the Greenville Ruritan Club, past club leader of the Handy Hans 4-H Club, and served as councilor for the Monroe County 4-H Camp.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Paul E. Johnson; eight brothers; and one sister, Irene Gabbert.
Survivors include three sons, Michael Johnson of Peterstown, Mason Johnson and wife Teresa of Greenville, WV, and Roger Johnson and wife Edna of Union, WV; grandchildren, Jeff Johnson, Julie Shiflet, Jason Johnson and wife Ren; Amy Mann and husband Kelly, Neil Dunlap and wife Christina, Maggie Myers, Roy Hoke Jr., and Ricky Hoke; eighteen great-grandchildren; two brothers, John Thompson and wife Bonnie of Staunton, VA, and Frank Thompson and friend Wanda of Waynesboro, VA; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be 11:00 AM Friday, May 18, 2018, at the Centerville Presbyterian Church in Greenville, WV, with Thelma Garten and Pastor Jim Rogers officiating. Burial will follow at the Greenville Cemetery.
Friends may call Thursday, May 17, 2018, from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Broyles-Shrewsbury Funeral Home in Peterstown, WV, and one hour prior to the services on Friday at the church.
Steve McNeer, Jim Davis, Randy Johnson, David Johnson, Bert Ellison, and Rick Frazier will serve as pallbearers. Warren Ellison, J.W. "Wib" Larew, Buddy Light, Conrad "Coon" Larew, and James McGrady will serve as honorary pallbearers.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Centerville Presbyterian Church at P.O. Box 72, Greenville, WV, 24945.
Online guestbook can be signed or condolences may be sent to the family at www.broyles-shrewsbury.com.
Arrangements by Broyles-Shrewsbury Funeral Home, Peterstown, WV.
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