Tonawanda News


February 5, 2014

Edna Johnson

CITY OF TONAWANDA — Edna (nee Emerson) Johnson, age 98, of the City of Tonawanda, Monday, February 3, 2014. A    lifelong resident of Tonawanda, Edna owned and operated Edna's Beauty Shop in Tonawanda and was also employed at Tonawanda City Hall. She was an active member of Tonawanda United Methodist Church and a member of the Historical Society of the Tonawandas. Edna was very devoted to her children and grandchildren throughout her life.

She is survived by five children, Dolores (Walter) Czerwinski and Della (Joseph) Miranto of North Tonawanda, Nancy (Timothy) Murray of Las Vegas, NV, William (Freda) Johnson and Sandra (Gary) Szczesny of Tonawanda; 12 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter; two brothers, Robert Emerson of Ft. Worth, TX and Howard (Marilyn) Emerson of Snyder. Also several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call Friday only from 3:00 until 7:00 PM at John O. Roth Funeral Home, Inc., 25 William St. (between Morgan & Broad Sts.), in Tonawanda. Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 PM Saturday in Tonawanda United Methodist Church, 221 Morgan St., in Tonawanda by the Rev. Dorothea Schweitzer. Friends invited. A private burial will be in Elmlawn Cemetery.

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