United Township High School Class Of 1960
Gary Lee Johnson, 72, of Forward Township, formerly of Lakewood, Ohio, passed
away Saturday at VNA Inpatient Hospice in Butler.
Born on Jan. 6, 1942, in Moline, Ill., he was the son of the late Vernon E. and
Virginia (Stillwagon) Johnson Sr.
Gary graduated from United Township High School in East Moline, Ill., in 1960,
and from Cedarville University in Cedarville, Ohio, in 1966, with a bachelor's
of science degree in accounting. He was a continual supporter of the scholarship
and sports programs of the university.
Gary was employed by the Public Employees Department for the state of Ohio as an
auditor/supervisor for 30 years before his retirement in 1997.
He was very active in the Jaycees and community projects while living in
Washington Court House, Ohio, in the early 1970s. Gary was always an avid sports
fan from his high school days to cheering for his favored professional teams
such as the Cleveland Browns, Indians and Cavaliers.
He married Margaret Jane Steel in 1969, and she preceded him in death in 2001.
Gary married Nancy Warkentin Rader on July 2, 2011, and moved to the Evans City
He is survived by his children, Brian Lee (Lisa) Johnson of Brook Park, Ohio,
Anna Beth (Eric) Kiss of Alexandria, Va., and David William Johnson of
Worthington, Ohio; his brother, Don (Kay) Johnson of Grove Port, Ohio; his
sister, Nancy (Mark) Leach of Worthington, Ohio; and his nephew, Benjamin
MacBeth, and many dearly loved members of the Steele family.
Also surviving are his stepsons, Eric (Jeanette) Rader of Greenville, S.C.,
Scott (Leanne) Rader of Renfrew and David (Mary) Rader of Marshall, Mich.; and
his grandchildren and step-grandchildren, Charles, Christopher, Christian and
Lauren Johnson, Adeline Margaret Kiss, Shelby, Ryan, Daniel, Rebekah, Lydia,
Jakob, Wyatt and Madeline Rader.
In addition to his parents and his first wife, he was preceded in death by his
brother, Vernon Jr.
JOHNSON - A memorial service for Gary Lee Johnson, who passed away Saturday,
Jan. 18, 2014, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Hillcrest Baptist Church, 771
Mercer Road, Butler.
The funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Boylan Funeral Home, 116 E.
Main St., Evans City.
If desired, memorial contributions may be made in his honor in support of the
Cedarville University Scholarship Fund, Cedarville University, 251 N. Main St.,
Cedarville, OH 45314 or to the Hillcrest Baptist Church.
Expressions of sympathy may be shared with Gary's family at www.boylanfuneralhome.com