Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Yvonne Johnson

Yvonne Johnson, age 80, of Shelby, died Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at her home.

Yvonne was born August 18, 1939 in Barberton, Ohio to the late Russell and Charlotte (Martin) Johnston. She was a 1956 graduate of Morehead High School in Morehead, KY. Yvonne worked for many years at Shelby Mutual Insurance as an administrative assistant. She also worked alongside her family at Johnson Trucking in Shelby.

Yvonne was an excellent golfer and had enjoyed bowling, playing in both a mixed league and a ladies league. She was a wonderful wife, mother, and grandmother. When her children were young she helped coach their little league teams and also thoroughly enjoyed time spent with her grandchildren.

On February 9, 1957, Yvonne married Levon Johnson and he survives. Also surviving are 4 children: David (Robin) Johnson of Shelby, Mark (Kathy) Johnson of Ontario, Linda (Larry) Martin of Napoleon, and Cindy (Robin) Beale of Calumet, MI; grandchildren: Katie (Tim) Mirth, Emily Johnson (Chad Travers), Kassandra Johnson, Nichole Johnson, Kyle Johnson, Lindsay (Josh) Levingston, Connor Kessler, Matt Perry, Jennifer (Jake) Ragsdale, Jessica Eslinger (Jon Karns), and Andrea Eslinger; 8 great-grandchildren; siblings: Jack Johnston of Akron and Janie (Jerry) Strunk of Morehead, KY; and an aunt: Norma Johnston of Akron. In addition to her parents, Yvonne was preceded in death by her great-granddaughter: Zoelle Mirth; and two brothers: Richard and Terry Johnston.

Funeral services for Yvonne will be private with the family. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery. Care for Yvonne and her family is being provided by the Penwell Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby. Memorial contributions may be made to Shelby Helpline Ministries and left in care of the funeral home.

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Memories & Condolence

  1. Joe and Terri (Perman) DeVito says:

    Levon and family, We were very sorry to hear about Yvonne. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  2. Ray and Pam Roark says: sorry to hear about the loss of your Mom. Prayers to you and your family

  3. Nancy & Jerry Perman says:

    Dave and Robin and the Johnson family. So sorry for the loss of your mom, wife and grandmother. Our thoughts are with you.
    Nancy & Jerry Perman

  4. Stacey Carey says:

    Katie and Emily- so sorry to hear about your grandmother’s passing. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

  5. Jim and Patty Rose says:

    Dave and Robin, we are sorry to hear the loss of your mother. Will keep your family in prayer.
    Jim and Patty

  6. Michelle Witchey Shuler says:

    Dave and Robin, I am so sorry for your loss. Love and prayers.

  7. Dan and Robin Schiffer says:

    Dave and Robin. and family so sorry for your loss keeping you in our prayers and sending hugs.

  8. Pam Kleman says:

    So sorry for your families loss!! She was a sweet, loving woman!! Prayers and hugs to all of you!!

  9. Pam Sellards says:

    Dave and Robin, so sorry for your loss.

  10. John and Krista Mayo & Peyton says:

    Words cannot express how truly sorry we are for everyone in the Jonnson family. Aunt Vonnie was a special lady and I enjoyed the time spent with her growing up. Her smile and laughter were one of a kind and I will cherish the memories. Continued prayers and love to you all!

  11. Nancy & Clarence Ousley says:

    Levon, we are deeply sorry to hear of your loss. May god’s love be with you and all of your family. Nancy & Clarence Ousley

  12. Rex & Helen Johnson says:

    Hey •Levon,
    We were so sorry to hear about your loss. Our heart felt thoughts and prayers are with you and family on this day.
    We love you Rex and Helen Johnson

  13. Pat Meyer says:

    So sorry for your loss.

  14. Ann Imhoff says:

    Levon, so sorry for your loss

  15. Bob and Penny Bricker says:

    To the Johnson Family. We are so sorry for your loss. Mom and Dad and Bob and I could not have had better neighbors. Prayers and hugs for your family.

  16. Stuart and Helen roberts says:

    Levon and family. We our so sorry for your loss Our prayers our for you

  17. Cynthia Johnston Smart says:

    So sorry to hear about Vonnie. Thoughts & Prayers to the whole Family. She was a Great Lady! God Bless You All with Peace and Comfort.

  18. Tom Hadley says:

    So sorry to hear of your loss Levon. You have my deepest sympathy. You and your family will be in my prayers.

  19. Sue Dennis says:

    Linda and Family,

    Remembering your beautiful Mom, inside and out. Although some time has passed, I remember her radiant light and Spirit.

    Sending prayers and peace to all.

  20. barney brown says:

    Sorry to hear of the loss of Yvonne. We always enjoyed working your family and talking with Yvonne. Miss seeing all of you.You are all in our prayers. Barney and Larry Brown

  21. robie pena says:

    Levon and family, so sorry to hear of your loss.

  22. Rich Greene says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Levon, and all of the Johnson

  23. Len & Rosemary (Frangella) Reidel says:

    Levon, Dave, Mark, Linda, Cindy & Families — So sorry for your loss. Remembering lots of fun times with all of you on Jennings Court. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Sending hugs to everyone.

  24. Jerry & Becky Barber says:

    Dave, Robin and Family, You have our deepest sympathy in the loss of your mom. May the good memories help ease your grief.

  25. Chuck Giller says:

    Dear Johnson family, sorry for your loss. My parents were your neighbors for years and your parents were so nice to my Mom after our Dad passed. Our family always appreciated their kindness.

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