Patty Ann Floyd Johnson, 71 - Washington Co. OH

Patty Ann Floyd Johnson passed away peacefully on Jan. 12, 2011, after an extended illness. She was surrounded by the love and comfort of her children.

She was born May 10, 1938, the daughter of the late Jesse L. and Pauline Gherke Floyd from Sand Fork, Gilmer County, West Virginia.

She was preceded in death by her husband Cecil V. Johnson in 2010, a former Calhoun County resident and long-time educator.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her mother, Pauline Gherke Floyd; her father, Jesse L. Floyd; her sister, Linda Floyd Wright; her younger brother, Jack Floyd; and her eldest grandson, Michael Johnson.

She is survived by her children, Thomas Johnson (Diane) of Williamstown, W.Va., Paula Johnson Graham of Columbus, Ohio, Daniel Johnson (Anne) of Barlow, Ohio, and Joseph Johnson also of Vincent.Ohio; grandchildren, Melanie Dye, Gregory Johnson, Benjamin Johnson, Matthew Graham, Cody Johnson and Anna Johnson; great-grandchildren, Keira Dye and Zoe Dye; her brother, John Floyd of Fairmont, W.Va.; and her first cousin, Larry Morton of Grantsville.

Patty attended public school in Sand Fork and Glenville, W.Va., and Gilmer County and Calhoun County High School in Grantsville, W.Va. She was a voice and piano student of Professor Harold S. Orendoff then of Glenville State College and played oboe in the Gilmer County Band under the direction of Walter S. "Dusty" Rhoades.

She was a member of the Gilmer County Historical Society, The Ohio Valley Literary Group, and a fledgling member of the Marietta Chapter of the Daughters of the America Revolution.

She worked as a freelance writer, contributing to Platform in The Marietta Times, The Revue in The Parkersburg News and Sentinel, and also the Glenville Democrat, with an occasional contribution to the Calhoun Chronicle and also a few entries on the GHSA website.

Patty wishes her memory to be that her finest achievement was as a wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.

Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Monday Jan. 17, at the Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, 400 Green St., Parkersburg WV, with Pastor Steve Delay officiating.

Interment will follow shortly after with graveside services at 2 p.m. at the Otterbein Cemetery, Glenville, W.Va.

The family will receive friends from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home.

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