Mary Ann (Whitney) Johnson

Born: Fri., Jun. 10, 1932
Died: Sat., Jun. 20, 2015

No services to be held

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Smethport, Pa.                 Loving Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother
Mary Ann Johnson, 83, formerly of Coryville, passed away on June 20, 2015 at her residence following a short illness.
Born June 10, 1932 in Olean, N.Y., she was a daughter of August and Sara Forney Whitney.  On June 18, 1949 in Olean she married Hanford R. Johnson, who passed away on December 7, 2007.
Mary had attended Olean area schools and had resided on the Champlin Hill Rd. in Coryville for over fifty years before moving to Smethport in 2011.  She had been employed at the American Olean Tile Company for many years and later was employed as a reading monitor for the Smethport Calvary Academy from 1977 until her retirement in 1984.
Mary was a past member of the Regular Baptist Church in Smethport.  She had enjoyed fishing with her husband on Chautauqua Lake and in Canada, gardening and making rock candy.
Surviving are twin sons, Robert (Betty) Johnson of Hamlin, N.Y. and Raymond Johnson of Micco, Florida, three daughters, Linda (Jeff) Anderson of Rixford, Sara (Terri Burdick) Collins of Farmers Valley and Jody (Brian) Lauver of Coryville, Fourteen Grandchildren, Farrah, Bethany, Lindsey, Corry, Bryce, Jessica, Rachel, Shalene, Nicole, Matthew, Patrick, Heather, Kimberly and April, and 25 Great Grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by two sisters, Joann Smith and an infant sister.
As per Mary’s request there will be no visitation or services, arrangements are under the direction of the Frame Funeral Home and online condolences may be made at

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Teresa Maslar
   Posted Sun June 21, 2015
Linda, I'm so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Take Care. Teresa

Linda Milliron
   Posted Mon June 22, 2015
Dear Robert, Raymond, Linda, Sara, and Jody and families, I would have sent you all individual cards by mail, but since I don't know all the address, this seems the best way to express our condolences. Even though I hadn't talked with Mary Ann in quite a while, she still holds a special place in my heart. During the time that we worked together at SCA, we had the best times. I loved the way your mom was such a sincere encourager to all the children. She had a wonderful way with them, and they all knew that she loved each of them. I'll never forget how she would "black marker" all the naked native pictures in the National Geographic pictures to save curious eyes and curious questions. :) We always would have quite a chuckle over that. She and Hannie were the sweetest couple, and I enjoyed knowing them. I know you will miss her (I lost my mom when I was 40); there is no replacing a loving mom, but time will help. God Bless you all as you go through your time of grieving. Sincerely Linda Milliron (and, of course, Max too.)

Kathy Henry
   Posted Mon June 22, 2015
Dear Linda, Jeff, Rob, Raymond, Jodi and Sara and families,
My heart felt sympathies to the family. So many good memories up on Champlin Hill. Our families are all grown now reminding us just about daily that time does not stand still. Hold tight to the good times. They will bring such wonderful peace.
Linda..we still have a film to watch!!! Do we dare??

Kathy..and Gary too!!

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