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Mavis Johnson

January 5, 1924 — November 4, 2020

Mavis Johnson

Mavis E. Johnson,  96, of Mancelona, passed away on November 4, 2020 at Meadow Brook Medical Care Facility.

Mavis was born on January 5, 1924, in Newberry, MI, the daughter of Arlington and Faith (Gurd) Robb.

She was a very faithful woman and taught Sunday School in Mancelona for many years at several churches.

She was a foster mother through the years, helping to raise over 40 children.   She enjoyed traveling, cooking, sewing, and knitting.  Mavis loved the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing, and was an accomplished artist, primarily with paintings and drawings.

Mavis is survived by 2 children, Alan (Becky) Johnson of Harrieta, MI, Jeanne Johnson of Bellaire, 5 grandchildren, Jennifer Harris, Benjamin Johnson, Brian, Alex and James Gildas as well as 10 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband Ward Johnson, many siblings and her parents.

Graveside services will take place on Monday, November 9, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. at Fairview Cemetery, Mancelona.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Charity of  donor’s choice.

Arrangements are being handled by the Mancelona Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes.

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