Lois Ardith Johnson

    Lois Ardith Johnson passed away January 17, 2019 in San Tan Valley, AZ.  She was born April 21, 1930 to Forrest and Sarah (Wallis) Arent.
    Ardith graduated from Benton Harbor High School, Class of 1948. She was employed by Bell Telephone Co. as a long distance operator. After marriage, Ardith and her husband Frank moved to Lawrence, where she worked at the Lawrence Public Schools in the hot lunch program with her mother-in-law, Bertha Johnson, for many years. Ardith most enjoyed working as a voting inspector for 17 years at Arlington Township Hall.  She belonged to the Extension Club as a project leader, and later, the Lawrence Senior Citizens Club. She and Frank belonged to the Bangor Barnstormers Square Dance Club. They were members of the Lawrence United Methodist Church for 52 years.
    Ardith was a very talented seamstress and loved to bake, making wedding cakes for family and friends. She also enjoyed bowling and golfing. Along with her husband Frank, Ardith loved gardening and living in the country. She very much enjoyed he Tuesday breakfast group with dear friends.
    Ardith leaves a daughter, Edie (Rick) Strong, Sr. of Twin Lake, MI, and a son, Timothy (Lamita) Johnson of San Tan Valley, AZ; six grandchildren: Eric (Pam) Kabel, Rich (Nicci) Strong, Jr., Carrie (Tim) Mor-gan, Joseph Johnson, Jennifer (Sam) Wilbanks, and Jason (Elka) Johnson, 10 great-grandchildren: Dayton and Jacy Strong, Ethan and Ella Fielder, Zander and Zorian Johnson, Adam Johnson, Sam, Seth, and Sarah Wilbanks. Preceding her in death are her husband of 66 years, Frank Johnson; her parents; sisters, Mildred Brown and Vera Teall; and brothers Paul Arent and Louis Arent.
    Ardith was much loved and will be greatly missed by her family, friends, and neighbors. A memorial service will be held April 27, at 11 a.m. at the Lawrence United Methodist Church. She will be laid to rest in a private ceremony at Hamilton Cemetery.
    Donations may be made to the Lawrence United Methodist Church building fund.
 

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