Mabel R. Johnson, 93, of Alliance, passed away Monday, Oct. 17, 2011, at the Alliance Community Hospital.

She was born Sept. 29, 1918, in Washington County, to the late Adam Ruch and Mary (Best) Ruch.

She was a 1935 Salem Liberty High School graduate.

She worked at Bairs Furniture Co. for 15 years and was a member of First Baptist Church of Newcomerstown and West Lafayette.

On Aug. 31, 1940, she married James Harold Johnson, who passed away June 8, 2000.

She is survived by one son, James Gary (Nancy) Johnson of Alliance; two grandchildren, Michelle Huth and Michael Johnson; and one great-grandchild, Noah Johnson.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Lawrence Ruch.

Services were Oct. 19, 2011, at the Addy Funeral Home, Newcomerstown. Burial was in the Fairfield Cemetery, West Lafayette.

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